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Desert Daze Announces Slowdive, Wooden Shjips, Idles, and Other Lineup Additions

They Join Previously Announced Lineup Including Tame Impala, Jarvis Cocker, Mercury Rev Performing Deserter's Songs, My Bloody Valentine, Julia Holter, and More

Aug 28, 2018

California's Desert Daze festival has been announcing its lineup in stages. Now they have announced the fourth round of artists, including Slowdive (who join previously announced fellow shoegazing legends My Bloody Valentine), Wooden Shjips, Idles, Cosmonauts, L.A. Witch, Death Valley Girls, Vinyl Williams, Goon, Stonefield, Sugar Candy Mountain, and The Mad Walls.  More

10 Best Songs of the Week: The Love Language, Flasher, The Flaming Lips, and More

Plus Wooden Shjips, James Blake, HAERTS, Mutual Benefit, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

May 25, 2018

It was a bit tough putting together a Songs of the Week this week. Chalk it up to the Memorial Day three-day weekend I guess, but for whatever reason artists, publicists, and labels weren't overeager to release a lot of great new tracks this week.  More

Album of the Week: Tracyanne & Danny

Tracyanne & Danny Out Now via Merge

May 25, 2018

Tracyanne & Danny, is a new project from Camera Obscura frontwoman Tracyanne Campbell and Danny Coughlan (who has previously released music as Crybaby). Their self-titled debut album, Tracyanne & Danny, came out today via Merge.  More

Wooden Shjips Share Video for New Song “Already Gone”

V. Due Out May 25 via Thrill Jockey

May 24, 2018

Wooden Shjips are releasing their fifth album, fittingly titled V., tomorrow (May 25) via Thrill Jockey. On the eve of its release they have shared one last pre-release song, "Already Gone," via a relaxed video that features the band playing hacky sack, among other things.  More

10 Best Songs of the Last Two Weeks: Courtney Barnett, Hatchie, Snail Mail, and More

Plus Father John Misty, Jim James, Wooden Shjips, Amber Arcades, and a Wrap-up of the Last Two Weeks’ Other Notable New Tracks

Apr 27, 2018

We skipped Songs of the Week last week because we were kind of on vacation, so this week's post encompasses songs from the last two weeks. And that's just as well, because this week was light on new tracks, whereas last week was fairly strong (only three of our Top 10 are songs from this week). More

Wooden Shjips Share New Song “Red Line”

V. Due Out May 25 via Thrill Jockey

Apr 18, 2018

Wooden Shjips are releasing their fifth album, fittingly titled V., on May 25 via Thrill Jockey. Previously they shared its first single, the 8-minute long "Staring At the Sun." Now they have shared another song from it, "Red Line." More

Halloween 2013 Questionnaire: Sparks, Wooden Shjips, White Hills, Audacity, His Clancyness

"Anything by Katy Perry scares the hell out of me." - Sparks' Russell Mael

Oct 28, 2013

We sent out the same set of Halloween-related questions to a bunch of different musicians. All Halloween week we are posting their responses. Here are some spooky answers from SparksWooden ShjipsWhite HillsAudacity, and His Clancyness. More

Feb 10, 2012

Later this month San Francisco psych-rockers Wood Shjips will release a limited edition set of vinyl remixes, featuring contributions by Spaceman 3, Kandodo, and others. More

Watch: Wooden Shjips “Black Smoke Rise” Video

West Deluxe Package LP Announced

Aug 02, 2011

Wooden Shjips have released a video for "Black Smoke Rise." The song will be found on the band's forthcoming new album, West, due out September 13 via Thrill Jockey. More


Interviews

Halloween 2013 Questionnaire: Sparks, Wooden Shjips, White Hills, Audacity, and His Clancyness

"Anything by Katy Perry scares the hell out of me." - Sparks' Russell Mael

Oct 28, 2013

We sent out the same set of Halloween-related questions to a bunch of different musicians. All Halloween week we are posting their responses. Here are some spooky answers from SparksWooden ShjipsWhite HillsAudacity, and His Clancyness. More


Reviews

V

V

Thrill Jockey

Jun 07, 2018

For their fifth record, VWooden Shijps' frontman and songwriter Ripley Johnson drew on the Portland forest fires and the flammable political atmosphere of 2017. The process wasn't easy.  More

Back to Land

Back to Land

Thrill Jockey

Nov 11, 2013

Ripley Johnson and Omar Ahsanuddin of Wooden Shjips recently abandoned San Francisco for more Oregonian pastures. Their latest, therefore, is 50% more donut and 50% less burrito. More