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For a band of cloudy-eyed cosmonaut warlocks, Wooden Shjips sure do sound friendly, and they’re only getting friendlier with time. The band started out as the resident mystics of the Bay Area garage-rock underground, cranking out fried DIY variations on the Stooges/Suicide/Spacemen 3 grooving-into-infinity blueprint on random barely-available vinyl singles and such. But even then,… More »

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Wooden Shjips – “Everybody Knows” Video

Last month, we gave Album Of The Week to Back To Land, the surprisingly relaxed and friendly new album from the Portland-via-San Francisco psych-rock warlock…
Tom Breihan | December 11, 2013 - 9:15 am

Stream Wooden Shjips Back To Land

The awesomely wizardly San Francisco psych spacemen Wooden Shjips have gone through some changes since they released their last album, 2011's West. They've moved from…
Tom Breihan | November 5, 2013 - 3:26 pm
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Wooden Shjips – “Back To Land”

Bay Area space-rock warlocks Wooden Shjips will soon follow up their great 2011 album West with a new album called Back To Land. According to…
Tom Breihan | October 22, 2013 - 11:18 am
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Moon Duo – “Sleepwalker”

The zoned-out San Francisco psych-rock two-piece and Wooden Shjips side project Moon Duo will release their sophomore album Circles this fall. They recorded most of…
Tom Breihan | August 6, 2012 - 11:42 am

Wooden Shjips – “Crossing (Andrew Weatherall Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

In a couple of weeks, Thrill Jockey will issue a limited edition set of Wooden Shjip remixes on vinyl featuring the likes of Andrew Weatherall,…
Corban Goble | February 10, 2012 - 9:30 am
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Wooden Shjips – “Lazy Bones” Video (Directed By Black Dice)

Brooklyn art-music crew Black Dice have directed the newest video for San Fransisco space-rock stompers Wooden Shjips. Black Dice's clip for "Lazy Bones" is a…
Tom Breihan | September 27, 2011 - 5:54 pm
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End Of The Road Festival 2011 In Photos

Last week, the UK’s Larmer Tree Gardens hosted a hilariously deep bill for the End Of The Road Festival, a lineup that featured Joanna Newsom,…
Corban Goble | September 7, 2011 - 10:39 am
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Wooden Shjips – “Lazy Bones” (Stereogum Premiere)

San Francisco psych-cosmonauts Wooden Shjips are set to release the Phil Manley-produced West, their first collection recorded in a proper studio. (After Manley did hi…
brandon | July 5, 2011 - 4:04 pm
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Wooden Shjips – “Drunk Girls” (LCD Soundsystem Cover)

Drunk Girls” will very likely be covered by various people in various forms this summer, so let’s get the ball rolling: Jim Jarmusch-approved, Moon Duo-related…
brandon | June 4, 2010 - 1:40 pm
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ATP 2010: Curated By Pavement @ Butlin’s Holiday Centre, Minehead, UK

Pavement’s on their way to a long summer of festivals and one-off gigs, but curating an ATP is a sweet way to get things started.
jessica | May 18, 2010 - 2:27 pm
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Moon Duo – “Killing Time” Video

Moon Duo is the San Francisco twosome of Sanae Yamada and Wooden Shjips' Erik Johnson. It's not surprising they mention Suicide, Silver Apples, and Royal…
brandon | March 11, 2010 - 4:27 pm
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Green Man Festival 2009 In Photos

The eco-friendly Green Man took over Brecon Beacons, Wales this past weekend with a heavy dose of Americana: from midwestern folkies (Bon Iver, Wilco, Andrew…
Scott Lapatine | August 26, 2009 - 12:09 pm
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All Tomorrow’s Parties NY: Polvo, Les Savy Fav, Lightning Bolt Rock The Catskills

By Amrit Singh & Brandon Stosuy After a night of front-to-back ATP-approved "classics," it was nice to tackle a day of unpredictable sets. We missed…
brandon | September 21, 2008 - 1:21 pm
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My Bloody Valentine Finally Coming Back To The States, Curating Quite A Party

16 years! It's been a long time to wait. For some of you it's probably been a lifetime. All that ends this fall, though, confirmed…
Amrit Singh | April 22, 2008 - 11:41 pm
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