Back To Land (LP)


Wooden Shjips

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Amoeba Review

11/11/2013

Wooden Shjips have always been one of the coolest psych-rock bands on the block, one that gives a good name to the concept of jam bands. But their latest, the aptly named Back to Land, reins in some of the jams in favor of more concrete songs. It’s a bold move, as the band has relocated to Portland from SF and seems to have re-energized the band, but it’s a move that likely won’t upset their fans. Songs like the great title track still are allowed to drift past the five-minute mark, utilizing simple, repeated chord structures built on fuzz guitar and organ drone, encircling the proceedings with tasteful improvisation, while frontman Ripley Johnsaon’s Alan Vega-esque drawl fades in and out, directing things like a super chill camp counselor. While the songs lengths may be shorter, there’s no shortage of variety on Back to Land, making room for fuzzy Velvets-style ballads like “These Shadows” and the kind of driving, power-chord romp they do so well on songs like “Other Stars.” Wooden Shjips may pick up a few more seafairers with the friendlier Back to Land, but there’s plenty to like for longtime fans as well. Dock up and listen.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Back To Land
Wooden Shjips 05:17
2.
Ruins
Wooden Shjips 05:14
3.
Ghouls
Wooden Shjips 03:53
4.
These Shadows
Wooden Shjips 05:25
5.
In The Roses
Wooden Shjips 05:09
6.
Other Stars
Wooden Shjips 05:23
7.
Servants
Wooden Shjips 06:08
8.
Everybody Knows
Wooden Shjips 05:18

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$19.98
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