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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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Out For Hours

Out For Hours have released a music video for their new track "Bound To Break" from their forthcoming EP Sweet Talk.

You can help the band celebrate the release of Sweet Talk at Metro on November 8th.

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Sarah Marie Young @ Schubas

Sarah Marie Young released her latest album Little Candy Heart this month. The album can be purchased from itunes or stream through her own app.

You can catch Sarah Marie Young at Schubas on November 3rd with Brite Lite and Sima Cunningham.

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The Friendly Lens

The Friendly Lens released their latest single, "Spendthrift Lynn" back in August. The band is lead by the vocals of Zachary Coarson. The single is the follow-up to their June EP Inland Towns.

You can catch The Friendly Lens at Elbo Room on November 7th with Sin Anestesia, Ron Winn, and King Cloud.  

 

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Forgotten Species

Forgotten Species are releasing their debut EP Hades Fades on November 18th. The band formed five years ago in a local bar where Drummer Matt Zemburski and bassist Lizz Kannenberg were bartending. Lead singer and guitarist Blake Smith (Fig Dish, Caviar, and Eiffel Tower) would frequent the bar and the rest is history.

You can catch Forgotten Species on November 22nd at Schubas with Daniel Wade & Ancient Friends.

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