Thursday, March 25, 2010

Wooden Shjips: Vol. 2

Strap in for travels beyond the galaxy, to tranced-out cosmic bliss! Sick Thirst presents Vol 2, the second compilation of hard-to-find Wooden Shjips tracks. 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. Pre-order the new Vol 2 singles comp from Midheaven and you'll get a free poster by Austin's Bland Design.
Wooden Shjips is a trance-rock quartet from San Francisco, consisting of Omar Ahsanuddin (drums), Dusty Jermier (bass), Nash Whalen (organ), and Ripley Johnson (guitar and vocals). The band has released two acclaimed LPs and a previous collection of rarities on cult fave record label Holy Mountain. They are also featured on the Austin Psych Fest 2 DVD along with performances by A Place to Bury Stangers, Dead Meadow, The Black Angels and more.

Earlier today The Fader premiered their music video for "Outta My Head"

"There’s 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." - Uncut

"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