#1
Any fans of this band? Yes, I did spell their name properly. They're a shoegaze/drone/stoner/noise band from San Francisco who are experts in the field of making a one-chord riff last for 10 minutes with all sorts of mad stuff going on over the top. There's a drummer who you can't hear most of the time, a bassist who finds a decent riff at the start of the song then refuses to budge from it and a singer/guitarist and keyboard player who basically just make noise over the top. And they're a lot better than that description makes them sound.

Their Myspace, SOL '07 is the best song of theirs IMO.

They have a self-titled album out but they recently released a compilation of their early (and now impossible to find) vinyl singles called Wooden Shjips Vol. 1 which is one of the best albums I've heard for a while.

There's some excellent beard-work on show too.

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#3
Loved their first couple of singles ('Shrinking moon...' being the best), I thought the album was a big disappointment.
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#4
not too shabby......
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#5
i found them out through andrewbiles, and i thought the first couple singles were good. i've not bought that album, though.
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#6
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i found them out through andrewbiles, and i thought the first couple singles were good. i've not bought that album, though.


I agree with Andrewbiles, the album's not as good as the early singles, but like I said those have all been thoughtfully compiled and released on CD now.
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#7
Yeah there was a bonus disc with 1000 of the albums or something, I think I saw a record release of that disc somewhere a short while back. Might have been a 12" single though, not sure.
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#8
It is out on general release now on CD and vinyl, it's rather confusingly called Wooden Shjips Vol. 1.
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#9
I've only had a chance to listen to their music on their MySpace and on YouTube because I haven't seen their album anywhere.

I really enjoy their music, though. You take the San Francisco music of the sixties and incorporate into the modern world of trance and dance music. It really works out perfectly.
#11
Definitely, best song on the self-titled album.
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#12
They're pretty ace live. Proper psychedelic projection and everything when I saw them. Vol I is great, the album not so much.
#13
one of the best shows i've ever attended
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#14
New album out in May, apparently it's going to be called Wooden Shjips II so they're obviously going for a bit of a Led Zep thing re album titles.
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