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Wooden Shjips Return In April

Wooden Shjips Return In April

Friday 16th December, 2011 2:06PM

Wooden Shjips have announced their welcome return to our shores in April.  Set to dazzle audiences in Auckland and Wellington again with their psychedelic kraut-goodness, they return on the back of their outstanding new album West  - one of our top five albums of the year .

Strange News, Bodega and UnderTheRadar proudly present...

Wooden Shjips

Sunday 1st April, Kings Arms - Auckland
Monday 2nd April, Bodega - Wellington

Tickets on sale now from HERE at UTR  and if you get in early you can receive a $10 discount on your tickets  - limited availability and exclusive to online purchases via UTR.

Tickets are also available at our retailers Real Groovy in Auckland and Slow Boat in Wellington.

Here is one of their latest videos for 'Lazy Bones' off the new album made by Black Dice.

Wooden Shjips - Lazy Bones from Thrill Jockey Records on Vimeo.

Press Release:

Strange News, Bodega & www.undertheradar.co.nz present

PSYCHEDELIC SAN FRANCISCO QUARTET...

WOODEN SHJIPS

SUNDAY 1st APRIL - KINGS ARMS, AUCKLAND
MONDAY 2nd APRIL - BAR BODEGA, GHUZNEE ST, WELLINGTON

"... Wooden Shjips seem to have their wagon hitched to a post psychedelic/punk damaged Krautrock environ that just not enough people are astute enough to homestead." --Tom Lax, Siltblog

Strange News, Bodega and www.undertheradar.co.nz are beaming from ear to ear to announce, returning to our shores - the hypnotic garage grooves of WOODEN SHJIPS.

After last year's incredible sweat-fest at Whammy and Bodega respectively, New Zealand will once again get to experience the murky, groove-laden drone-fest that is a Wooden Shjips live performance!

With their heady blend of Krautrock, 60s and 70s groove, and Flying Nun inspired fuzz, Wooden Shjips have been steadily building their fanbase, releasing impossibly small runs of their recordings on limited edition vinyl pressings, and this year crossing into a whole new territory: professional recording studios. Introducing West - Wooden Shjips most varied, accessible, and awesome album to date!

West marks the first time the band recorded in a proper studio, as well as the first time with an engineer (Phil Manley). All previous recordings, either self-released, for Holy Mountain, or Mexican Summer were done more piecemeal in the bandís rehearsal studio. West was recorded and mixed in six days at Lucky Cat Studios in San Francisco. It was mastered by Sonic Boom at Blanker Unisinn, Brooklyn, with additional mastering by Heba Kadry at the Lodge in New York.

Be sure to check out this mind-numbing (in a good way) quartet when they swing by for an April Fool or two in 2012. Anyone who caught them last time will tell you just how unique and righteous a Shjips Shjow is - that is if they've found their way out of the haze since then...

"... [T]he band have locked it in and sound like they are never gonna stop. A looped cyclical minimal fuzzrock jam that sounds almost like some crazy crossbreeding of the Doors and Spacemen 3, which should appeal to Circle, Salvatore, and Magyar Posse fans as much as all the druggy psychrock dronesters out there." --Aquarius Records

WOODEN SHJIPS with very special guests

SUNDAY 1st APRIL - KINGS ARMS, AUCKLAND
MONDAY 2nd APRIL - BAR BODEGA, GHUZNEE ST, WELLINGTON

Tickets for both Auckland and Wellington shows are available now at www.undertheradar.co.nz Real Groovy and www.cheeseontoast.co.nz in Auckland, and Slow Boat in Wellington.





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