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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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It will be a first tonight for Tuesday Tune-Out at PhilaMOCA when one of its own, Chip Schwartz, takes the reins of curation for February. You may know Schwartz from his critiques for the art blog, doing sound at the Moz, or possibly as that dude with a beard who is always at the Fairmount Park drum circles. For his inaugural event, he'll be featuring SKGB (a.k.a. Don Stroud), local glitched-out improv analog noise producer. They'll also be screening freaky Japanese cyperpunk classic Tetsuo: The Iron Man by cult-film director Shinya Tsukamoto. (BTW: I couldn't help sharing the movie's trailer below.) PhilaMOCA, 531 N. 12th St., 8pm, $5, All Ages - H.M. Kauffman


The Deli Magazine San Francisco Sponsored Events 2014

The Deli SF will be curating events in 2014! Our first show featuring live performances from Midnite Snaxxx, Primitive Hearts, Quaaludes, No Bone and Bestfriend Grrlfriend will take place on March 8th at SUB-Mission. A part of the proceeds of this show will go to the Bay Area Girls Rock Camp! If you'd like to curate a Deli Sponsored event, or have a show, event or fundraiser already in the works that you'd think we'd be interesting in promoting, contact us.

We are happy to support emerging Bay Area bands and causes that develop and benefit the local music community. -Associate Editor, Jordannah Elizabeth

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NYC Artists on the rise: Threats keep downtown punk tradition alive

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Debut Dutchwizard Album Available for Streaming

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