Outdoor Beers

Thrill Jockey have announced that Wooden Shjips will record for the label. With a new album ‘West’ due on 15 August!

Formed in 2006, Ripley Johnson (guitar and vocals), Dusty Jermier (bass), Nash Whalen (organ), and Omar Ahsanuddin (drums), began with the simple drive to get their music heard. Their first 10″ was available for free to anyone who wrote them an email requesting one. After a few albums, singles, and collections the band are leaders of the modern psychedelic movement.

West is their first album recorded in a studio (Lucky Cat Studios). The album was engineered by Phil Manley and was mastered by Sonic Boom at Blanker Unisinn, Brooklyn, with additional mastering by Heba Kadry at The Lodge in New York.

A world wide tour kicks off on the West Coast of the USA in August and heading to Europe in September (see confirmed tour dates below).


01. Black Smoke Rise
02. Crossing
03. Lazy Bones
04. Home
05. Flight
06. Looking Out
07. Rising

European Tour Dates:
2-3 September End of the Road Festival UK
4 September London, UK The Scala
5 September Leeds, UK The Brudenell Social Club
6 September Liverpool, UK The Kazimier
8 September Tallin, Estonia Rock Café
9 September Helsinki, Finland Korjaamo
10 September Copenhagen, Denmark Loppen
15 September Paris, FR Cafe de la danse
16 September Rouen, FR Le 106
17 September Tilburg, NL Incubate festival
20 September Vienna, AT B72
More dates to be confirmed…

Ripley Johnson will be on tour in Europe in May with his other project Moon Duo see dates here: http://www.myspace.com/moonduo/shows

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