Third proper full
length coming in August.
By Blurt Staff
Psychedelic pharmacists (and BLURT faves) Wooden Shjips have
signed with Thrill Jockey to release their new album, West. Due August 16, it’s the first for the San Francisco band to be recorded in a studio
(Lucky Cat Studios). The album was engineered by Phil Manley and was
mastered by Sonic Boom at Blanker Unisinn, Brooklyn, with additional mastering
by Heba Kadry at The Lodge in New
The band was featured at BLURT way back in June of 2008 –
check out the story right here.
Formed in 2006, Ripley Johnson (guitar and vocals), Dusty
Jermier (bass), Nash Whalen (organ), and Omar Ahsanuddin (drums), began with
the simple drive to get their music heard. Their first 10″ was
available for free to anyone who wrote them an email requesting one. Since
then they’ve released both 2007’s Wooden
Shjips and 2009’s Dos, along with
a pair of rarities compilations collecting the group’s myriad hard-to-find
singles. (Guitarist Ripley Johnson also has a side project called Moon Duo,
which has a new album just out; watch for our review soon.)
A world wide tour kicks off on the West Coast in August.
01. Black Smoke Rise
03. Lazy Bones
06. Looking Out