Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Wooden Shjips - Dos

Wooden Shjips are quartet from San Francisco whose second full-length album, Dos, is soon to be released on the Holy Mountain label. The album is filled with reverb-heavy hypnotic grooves that tap into the psychedelic side of Krautrock, resulting in seemingly endless psychedelic freakouts that you can dance to.

Insound says Dos is "the inauguration speech of a group accepting the minimalist psych bop crown that once adorned the likes of Neu and Loop," and Altsounds says "their trademark whipping fuzz hooks have become groovier and their Deerhunter style dance-drone far more inducing."

If you order the album through Rough Trade you can also pick up an exclusive compilation cd put together by the band. Check out a few minutes of the Wooden Shjips drone-dance below, and when you're done head over to Dusted for some background info on the band.