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November 2013
Wooden Shjips
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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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Grandchildren Album Release Show at JB's Aug. 28

Energy seems ready to burst at the seams when electro-acoustic orchestral pop ensemble Grandchildren get to work on stage. Tonight, the group celebrates the release of its third LP Zuni (Ernest Jenning) with a performance at Johnny Brenda’s. Grandchildren maintain a keen ear with an attention to detail and a catalyst of movement. Overall, the compositions pull from a large spectrum of musical influences. The results are thoughtfully layered, while capturing an organic vibrancy. It’s a loose-feeling, tightly-threaded sound that’s both calm and the storm. With a new release, Tropical Information Systems, due this fall via Data Garden, Christopher Sean Powell, a.k.a. Spaceship Aloha, transports you to a futuristic island with his escapist, radiating, electronic percussive grooves. Captained by Daniel Schlett, the interstellar journey of Brooklyn’s White Bike sets the table for an intricate and refreshing evening. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 9pm, $12, 21+ - Michael Colavita


New Track: "Long Beach Idyll" - Chris Forsyth & Koen Holtkamp

Philly guitar hero Chris Forsyth has reconnected with Koen Holtkamp to record The Island, the four-track follow-up to 2012's Early Astral. The album is scheduled for release on October 16 via Trouble in Mind Records. You can sample the first tasty morsel of the forthcoming LP below, called "Long Beach Idyll."

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New Track: "Lonesome Tonight" (New Order Cover) - The Morelings

The duo of The Morelings has released a cover of New Order’s “Lonesome Tonight,” which originally appeared on the album Thieves Like Us. While similar in sound, this version utilizes a combination of keys and delicate vocals, conjuring an ethereal sense of calm. The track is featured on VA - Dreams Never End, A Tribute To New Order, a compilation that is available via TBTCI Records. On Thursday, September 24, The Morelings are scheduled to perform on a bill with Dreambook and Living Hour at Johnny Brenda’s. (Photo by Lizzy Schwartz)

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New Music Video: "Bug" - Alex G

Lo-fi singer-songwriter Alex G, a.k.a. Alexander Giannascoli, just shared his new music video for the track "Bug." It's the lead single off his forthcoming album Beach Music, which is due out October 9 via Domino. The footage was shot in Ojai, California, and the video was directed by Micah Van Hove. Alex G has a hefty tour schedule coming up in the fall that will find him roaming the landscapes of the U.S., Canada and Europe. He'll be returning home on Saturday, November 14 at The First Unitarian Church with Girlpool and Eskimeaux.

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Mary Lattimore Opening for Meg Baird at JB’s Aug. 27

Former Philly native now San Francisco resident Meg Baird will be returning home this evening at Johnny Brenda’s with her new album, Don’t Weigh Down The Light (Drag City/Wichita), in tow. She has tapped the experimental, contemplative sounds of local harpist and Pew fellow Mary Lattimore to lay down the groundwork of what should be an attentive mood for the night. Multi-instrumentalist Samara Lubelski will also be providing abstract drones to fill your headspace. Come out and take in an enchanting evening with a group of talented ladies who have definitely taken the road less traveled in music. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 9pm, $10, All Ages - H. M. Kauffman

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