Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Glide Review - Wooden Shjips - West

Hey all, got a new review up on Glide

Give it a Gander Right C'here!!!

It is of the newest release from San Fransisco's Wooden Shjips entitled West.

The album itself isn't horrendous, it is just not very memorable.  I had higher hopes for the group after listening to their last release, Dos.  This time around they are more in line with creating a full album (something I usually appreciate) but they do so in a middle of the road stoner rock way that doesn't excite the ears nearly as much as it should.

As I mentioned I hear a lot of The Black Angels in what they are doing here, as a night of these two bands back to back would be drone heaven if you are into that sort of thing.  Other sites seem to be higher on this album then me, but I agree with Tiny Mix Tapes when they say:

"There are certainly moments of well-crafted, spaced-out music, but West is not as overwhelming as it could be. And to be honest, even after several listens, all the songs in West still sound pretty much the same.

Yup, ditto...oh and by the way that story I told in the review is of Mark Catalina whose Dead Tapes were vital when I was commuting to grad school from Weehawken, thanks Mark!  As for Wooden Shjips, give yourself a listen though, you may fall into the rabbit hole and enjoy the trip:  

"Lazy Bones"



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