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November 2013
Wooden Shjips
"Back to Land

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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7.00 - The Casualty Process

7.40 - Illuminator
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10.20 - Psychobuildings

11.00 - Pretty Good Dance Moves

11.40 - Caged Animals

12.20 - Slam Donahue


Strange Names Gear and Creative Process

Minneapolis transplants Strange Names have brought to NYC a swagger and confidence most of the local hipsters cannot emanate even if they tried. Their style that flirts with the clean, stylized sounds and imagery of the pop of the '80s - heck, their singers kinda looks like a young Simon Le Bon! - but their music, uptempo in a catchy but edgy way, is by no means simple: layers of electric, percussive and electronic sounds intersect with each other (and with the vocals) creating intriguing and often rather complex sonic webs, which must have required a certain amount of production in the studio. Our friends at Delicious Audio had the opportunity to ask guitarist Francis Ximenez where all these sounds - and the band's inspiration - come from, see link below.

Strange Names interview about gear and creative process


Ticket Giveaway: JAM IN THE VAN: Mobile Music Studio & Performance Space (Invite Only Event During Outside Lands)

The Deli Magazine San Francisco is giving away FOUR TICKETS to the San Francisco Artist House JAM IN THE VAN music sessions during Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival!

Email us at: sfeditor@thedelimagazine.com to enter to win!

The world’s first solar powered mobile music studio and performance session platform--will host the second installment of their San Francisco Artist House during Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival, where they’ll be hosting close to 20 one-of-a-kind performances from festival and local SF acts, plus a live showcase, from Thursday, August 6th through Sunday, August 9th.

The Artist House will serve as a retreat from the festival chaos and guests to this invite-online event will experience a kick-off party, live performances, photo-booths, talent gifting and interactive brand experiences; such as listening stations, games and art. Throughout each day bands will come through the Artist House where they will eat, drink, play games, charge their phones, network with other bands, interact and be gifted with products from cool brands, and record live sessions. The evening of Saturday the 8th will turn into a live music showcase that will go into the later hours. San Francisco Artist House (271 Dore St, San Francisco).

Bands performing at the kick off party Thursday, August 6th starting at 8pm:

The Soft White Sixties
Midnight North
Ivory Deville
Love and the Zealous
Valley Queen

Bands that will be recording Jam in the Van sessions:

Honey Island Swamp Band
Scary Little Friends
Ghost Town Jenny
Love and the Zealous
Frankie Boots and the County Line
Down and Outlaws
The Sam Chase
Highway Poets
Lee Gallagher and the Hallelujah




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