Wooden Shjips, “Back to Land”

Julia Selinger

If the wobbly font and bursts of color on Wooden Shjip's forthcoming album Back to Land are any indication, the San Francisco space rockers will be dabbling in some pretty heavy psych-rock territory. One need only listen to last week's slowburner “These Shadows” to get a taste of the band's penchant for humming guitars and bluesy solos. Fortunately, Wooden Shjips have released the title track to their much-anticipated fourth LP. “Back to Land” is a harder-rocking slice of what the band has to offer, wedding the lush acoustics of “These Shadows” with the energetic jams that defined their early work.

Back to Land is out November 12 on Thrill Jockey. You can catch Wooden Shjips on tour in the upcoming months in the U.S. and Europe.

November
08 Chicago, IL – The Empty Bottle w/ Cave
09 Detroit, MI – PJ's Lager House w/ Cave, Bad Indians
10 Toronto, ON – Horsehoe Tavern w/ Cave
11 Montreal, QC – Casa del Popolo w/ Cave
12 Boston, MA – Great Scott w/ Cave
13 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge w/ Cave
14 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory w/ Cave
15 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts w/ Bardo Pond, Creepoid
16 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar (TBA) w/ Arbouretum, Purling Hiss
December
01 Utrecht, Netherlands – Tivoli (Le Guess Who Festival)
02 Copenhagen, Denmark – Pumphuset
03 Berlin, Germany – Berghain
04 Cologne, Germany – King Georg
06 Brussels, Belgium – Les Atelier Claus
07 Metz, France – Les Trinitaires
08 Paris, France – Point Ephemere
09 Brighton, UK – The Haunt
10 London, UK – Scala
11 Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
12 Glasgow, UK – SWG3
13 Belfast, UK – Menagerie
14 Dublin, Ireland – Whelans

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