This is a gig I've been waiting to put on for a long while....
I'm finally excited to be allowed to announce.
WOODEN SHJIPS --->
18th APRIL 2010 ---->
ONE OF ONLY FOUR UK DATES
17th April - Stereo Glasgow
18th Apr 2010 - Brudenell Leeds
19th Apr 2010 - Bush Hall London
20th Apr 2010 - Freebutt Brighton
(besides this other gig in May - Brixton Academy w/ Pavement London)
If they're good enough to be asked to be main support on a Pavement show, i suggest they're good enough for you!
If you haven't heard them... then you need to!
Go discover them.
VOL.2 – 21st MARCH 2010
UK TOUR CONFIRMED
(inc. Pavement support)
“proof the San Francisco still throbs to the sound of spirited psychedelia”
“unashamedly beardy and sweaty, but with a real focus on groove that a lot of modern day Kraut-peddlers are missing - or at least, can't pull off.”
“Wooden Shjips generate manic, warped pulses of pop-rock that don't just make your ears bleed but get your toes tapping at the same time.”
"a collision of sorts between The Exploding Plastic Inevitable and The Family Dog in the way these doggedly hypnotic organ grooves are kept company by a surprisingly jaunty, super-tight rhythm section, then punctuated by Ripley Johnson’s reverb-drenched murmurs and his great, stunned, fuzz-heavy guitar solos."
"Combines and updates the transportative force of the Velvet Underground's no-blues drone, Can's unrelenting pulse and the holy garage-rock fire of the Thirteenth Floor Elevators into a compact, wrapped-in-reverb trip of vintage transcendence and forward thrust."
David Fricke, Rolling Stone
Strap in for travels beyond the galaxy, to tranced-out cosmic bliss! Sick Thirst / Forte presents Vol 2, the second compilation of hard-to-find Wooden Shjips tracks.
Wooden Shjips (Omar Ahsanuddin – drums, Dusty Jermier – bass, Nash Whalen – organ, Ripley Johnson – guitar) are a vital and refreshingly inspired a trance rock quartet from San Francisco playing with concentrated ferocity,
Vol 2 digs deep to collect the band's Sub Pop and Mexican Summer singles, two self-released European tour singles, and a track from Yeti magazine, for nearly 44 minutes of fuzzed-out psych jams.
Their sound is something akin to the icy garage rock of early Echo & The Bunnymen crossed with the sun-bleached tremolo-punk of the Scientists. There are hints of krautrock, the trance-inducing organ haze of Suicide, Velvets-style dance-drone, classic desert-fried garage psych and the mysterious, obscure Japanese lysergic-rock band Les Rallizes Denudes, all mixed into one explosive whole.
Not just for completists, Vol 2 contains the essential live standards Loose Lips, Death's Not Your Friend (live), and I Hear the Vibrations (the E-Z Version), plus savage covers of Neil Young's Vampire Blues and Serge Gainsbourg's Contact.
In 2010, Wooden Shjips will embark on a March tour of Australia and New Zealand, including appearances at Lost Weekend Festival and Golden Plains Festival (AU). An April tour of the UK and Europe will be followed by festival appearances at ATP curated by Pavement (UK) in May and Roskilde Festival (DK) in July.
Death’s Not Your Friend (live)
Start to Dreaming
I Hear the Vibrations (E-Z version)
Outta My Head
TICKETS £8 ADVANCE
also available in JUMBO RECORDS (0113 2455570) & CRASH RECORDS (0113 2436743)