‘Back To Land’ is the new album from Wooden Shjips, released November 11th through Thrill Jockey Records.

Wooden Shjips’ rise to prominence from the psychedelic underground to the rock and roll overground has been a steady sojourn. With each consecutive release, the band has found new ways of transforming heady psychedelic rock into minimalist masterpieces, bridging the gap between the woozy freeness of Les Rallizes Denudes and Crazy Horse and the tightly wound simplicity of Suicide and the Velvet Underground. Back To Land, the quartet’s follow-up to West, is the first Wooden Shjips record to be conceived outside of San Francisco. Ripley Johnson and Omar Ahsanuddin moved to Oregon, where the lush climates became a major influence on the songwriting.  The band’s scope expanded to include more earthy, grounded tones, such as the acoustic guitar, without abandoning their modernist psych core. Back To Land is a breakthrough record for the Wooden Shjips: nuanced, varied and utterly addictive.

Wooden Shjips return to the UK in December.


 9th  The Haunt, Brighton

 10th Scala, London

 11th Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

12th SWG3, Glasgow

13th Menagerie, Belfast

14th  Grand Social, Dublin

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