Wooden Shjips

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Wooden Shjips
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Wooden Shjips at St Philip's Church, Salford, 2010.
Background information
Origin San Francisco, United States
Genres
Years active 2006–present
Labels
Website Official website
Members Erik "Ripley" Johnson
Dusty Jermier
Nash Whalen
Omar Ahsanuddin

Wooden Shjips (pronounced "ships") is an American experimental rock[2] band from San Francisco, United States.

Their sound has been described as experimental, minimalist,[3] drone rock,[4] and "spacey psychedelic rock".[5] They have been compared to Suicide, Spacemen 3, Loop, The Velvet Underground, The Doors, Soft Machine and Guru Guru.[2][5][3] They are signed to Thrill Jockey records.[6]

Guitarist Ripley Johnson also plays in a side project, Moon Duo, formed in 2009 with Sanae Yamada.[7] The project has released one EP and four albums.

The group played at the 2010 All Tomorrow's Parties music festival in Monticello, New York in September 2010 at the request of film director Jim Jarmusch.

In November 2013, the group released their fourth studio album, Back to Land, on Thrill Jockey.[8]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • Wooden Shjips (2007)
  • Dos (2009)
  • West (2011)
  • Back to Land (2013)
  • V. (2018)

Compilation albums[edit]

Singles and EPs[edit]

Self-released

  • Shrinking Moon For You (2006)
  • Holiday Cassingle cs (2008)

via Sick Thirst

  • Dance, California (2006)
  • SOL '07 (2007)
  • European Tour (split with The Heads) [2008]
  • Vampire Blues (2008)
  • Oh Tennenbaum / Auld Lang Syne (2010)
  • Tour of Australia and New Zealand (2010)

via Mexican Summer

  • Contact (2009)

via The Great Pop Supplement

  • Big City (Demo) / I Believe It (split with Spacemen 3) [2009]

via Sub Pop

  • Loose Lips / Start To Dreaming (2007)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "V., by Wooden Shjips". Wooden Shjips. Retrieved 25 May 2018. 
  2. ^ a b John Doran (2010-03-19). "Album Review: Wooden Shjips - 'Vol 2' (Sick Thirst)". Nme.com. Retrieved 2010-04-04. 
  3. ^ a b "DiScover: Wooden Shjips". Drownedinsound.com. 2007-10-02. Retrieved 2010-04-04. 
  4. ^ David Fricke (2007-09-25). "Fricke's Picks: Wooden Shjips, Tulsa and Your 33 Black Angels". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2010-04-04. 
  5. ^ a b "Vol 2 by Wooden Shjips". The Observer. 2010-03-18. Retrieved 2010-04-04. 
  6. ^ "Thrill Jockey - Artists". Thrilljockey.com. Retrieved 2013-11-19. 
  7. ^ Matt Meisinger (2010-03-13). "Moon Duo Interview: SXSW 2010". Spinnermusic.co.uk. Retrieved 2010-04-04. 
  8. ^ "Back to Land". Thrilljockey.com. Retrieved 25 May 2018. 

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