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New Episode of "What's In My Bag?" With Wooden Shjips

Posted by Amoebite, November 6, 2013 11:57am | Post a Comment
Wooden Shjips

The Bay Area's own Wooden Shjips has been throwing down spacey psychedelic rock since 2006. The band has been on a steady rise to rock prominence and doesn't seem to be slowing down any time soon. Some of their early self-released 7" vinyl, such as Shrinking Moon For Youare hot items and can go for $50 online. That's of course, if you can get your hands on a copy.

Wooden Shjips Back to LandFor those of you not lucky enough to snag the rare vinyl don't fret! You can pre-order Wooden Shjips' lateset release, Back To Land (Thrill Jockey), via Amoeba.com. The new album is a follow up to 2011's West and is the band's first album produced outside of the Bay Area. Staying true to the band's aesthic, Back to Land boasts eight tracks of colorful fuzzy psychedelia, giving the listener what they want without being boring. It's business as usual and business is good! Back to Land out 11/12/13.

Wooden Shjips' guitarist Ripley Johnson (also of the group Moon Duo) visited Amoeba Hollywood for a little record shopping. Of course, our awesome What's In My Bag? crew got it all on video!

Ripley has very interesting selections and it's all vinyl for this guy. He digs up the self-titled debut by classic Irish folk band Planxty. These lads are credited with revolutionizing Irish folk and making it popular to the world. Must be a good one! In search of some horror music inspiration, Ripley picks up the Halloween II soundtrack re-issued by Death Waltz Recording Co. We hear it's killer... Ripley also gets his hands on Devo's Hardcore Vol. 2 LP. It's a compilation of 4-track recordings Devo made before ever releasing a proper album. It's only for the hardcore! Check out all of Ripley's cool picks. Maybe you'll be inspired to dig for your own copies!  

Wooden Shjips - What's In My Bag?
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