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November 2013
Wooden Shjips
"Back to Land
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Hailing from San Francisco, psychedelic group Wooden Shjips, has just released their newest album Back to Land. The album brings together a sound crafted from inspirations that range from psychedelic music to classic rock.

The album is an entire trip in itself.  One can hear hints of 80s music, classic rock, and modern garage rock styles in the record, but they always resolve back to their classic psychedelic sound. With tracks like “In The Roses,” which brings a very spacey, low volume vocals, and a lo-fi sound that is not too cheesy or under produced. to “Ghouls,” which is a much faster, much more psychedelic rock sounding song that takes influences from classic rock guitar chords, while still utilizing classic psychedelic synthesizers.

Most songs on the album carry a jam-band sound, without becoming too abstract or getting too carried away. And in some cases, the music is so vast in genre diversity, one is surprised at the resulting sound, such as in the track, “These Shadows”, which starts off with an extremely catchy intro guitar riff and carries a vague David Bowie meets Velvet Underground sound.

“Back to Land” is a great piece of work that utilizes the potential of each member of Wooden Shjips effectively and thoroughly.

Most importantly, “Back to Land” is an experimentation of how far the psychedelic genre can stretch while still successfully staying true to its roots.


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Haki

Haki is fronted by the talented Kelsey Ashby. On their latest release, Positive, her vocals range from rhythmic screaming to hushed crooning. Through out the album she shows incredible range and energy. The band's sound ranges from thrash metal to punk to doom and never really lets up. They are destruction and beauty rolled up into a young explosive package.

You can catch Haki at Ebenezer Lutheran Church on August 6th with Evasive Backflip, Fake Limbs, Crude Humor, and Unabomber.

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Cougar Island

Cougar Island recently released their new album Conjugal Visits. Below is the first single from the album, "Much Too Loud".

You can catch Cougar Island @ Schubas on August 4th.

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BAATHHAUS

The electro-pop band BAATHHAUS has released cross=dressing high school prom themed video for their single "Ascension".

You can catch BAATHHAUS at Empty Bottle on August 6th.

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Acteurs

Acteurs (Jeremy Lemos and Brian Case of DISAPPEARS) have released a new 12", I W I via the UK label Public Information. Together Lemos and Case create dark, minimal electronic near industrial music.

The 12" import is now available at Reckless Records or online here.

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10,000 Light Years

10,000 Light Years are currently recording the follow-up to their 2013 release "Haunted House". Last month the band released a demo version of a rocking new track called "End of The World" with new lead singer Ally Subak.

You can catch 10,000 Light Years at Township on Thursday July 31st with Videotape and IL Tandre Neu for just $5.

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Modern Vices

Modern Vices is lead by the energetic and compelling voice of Alex Rebek. Their self-titled debut album will be released by Autumn Tone (home to like-minded Twin Peaks and The Orwells) on October 7th. They recently released their first single "Cheap Style". Their sound strikes a charming balance between garage pop, late ’50s croon, The Smiths, and The Drum. High praise, sure, but Modern Vices is already proving they can deliver.

You can catch Modern Vices at Subt on August 3rd with Zoo Brother, Twin Cabins, and Sister Savage and at The Burlington on August 15th with Heavy Times and Dead Gaze.

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Twin Peaks

Back in May we shared the details of the upcoming Twin Peaks album, Wild Onion (Grand Jury, Aug 5th). This week Pitchfork will be streaming the entire album, and below is the video for the lead single "Flavor".

Lincoln Hall announced today that the record release show will be on October 30th with NE-HI and Flesh Panthers.

*Update: You can also catch Twin Peaks at Reckless Records on August 5th for an in-store performance.*

 

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