WOODEN SHJIPS: The Guardian Streams New Album ‘Back To Land’; New European Live Dates Added For 2014

Wooden Shjips - Photo by Anna Ignatenko

With a week before the official release of psyche-modernists WOODEN SHJIPSBack To Land on 11th November via Thrill Jockey Records, The Guardian are currently streaming the whole of the album exclusively a week before its release! Listen to Back To Land in it’s entirety RIGHT HERE.

Guitarist Ripley Johnson tells The Guardian: “For Back to Land, we decided to look back a little bit, to let our childhood influences, mostly classic rock, seep into the sound of the album. Part of that came from moving into a proper home for the first time in years, in a new city (Portland), and getting all of my old records out of storage. Something about winter in the northwest encourages self-reflection, introspection, so that played a bigger part in the process as well.”

Wooden Shjips 'Back To Land' Artwork

WOODEN SHJIPS will also hit the road next month for a full UK / European throughout December with new dates added for February/March 2014.

December 2013:
Sun Dec 1st Utrecht, Netherlands – Tivoli (Le Guess Who Festival) – ticket link
Mon Dec 2nd Copenhagen, Denmark – Pumphuset – ticket link
Tue Dec 3rd Berlin, Germany – Berghain – ticket link
Wed Dec 4th Cologne, Germany – King Georg – ticket link
Fri Dec 6th Brussels, Belgium – Autumn Falls @ Salle Rogier – Brussels (B) – ticket link
Sat Dec 7th Metz, France – Les Trinitaires – ticket link
Sun Dec 8th Paris, France – Point Ephemere – ticket link
Mon Dec 9th Brighton, UK – Audio – ticket link *
Tue Dec 10th London, UK – Scala w/ support from kandodoticket link
Wed Dec 11th Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club – ticket link
Thu Dec 12th Glasgow, UK – SWG3 – ticket link
Fri Dec 13th Belfast, UK – Menagerie – ticket link
Sat Dec 14th Dublin, Ireland – The Grand Social – ticket link

* = please note Brighton, UK date changed from The Haunts venue

February/March 2014:
Thu Feb 13th Oslo, Norway – Bla
Fri Feb 14th Stockholm, Sweden – Kugelbanan
Sat Feb 15 th Gothenburg, Sweden – Pusterviks
Sun Feb 16th Aarhus, Denmark – Radar
Mon Feb 17th Hamburg, Germany – Kampnagel
Tue Feb 18th Nijmegen, Netherlands – Dornroosje
Wed Feb 19th Amsterdam, Netherlands – Bitterzoet
Thu Feb 20th Munich, Germany – Strom
Fri Feb 21st Vienna, Austria – Chelsea
Sat Feb 22nd Budapest, Hungary – A38
Mon Feb 24th Zagreb, Croatia – Mochvara
Tue Feb 25th Milan, Italy – Circolo Magnolia
Wed Feb 26th Rome, Italy – Circolo Degli Artisti
Thu Feb 27th Ravenna, Italy – Bronson
Fri Feb 28th Torino, Italy – Spazio 211
Sat Mar 1st Marseille, France – Grim
Tue Mar 4th Madrid, Spain – Moby Dick
Wed Mar 5th Porto, Portugal – TBC
Thu Mar 6th Cartaxo (Lisbon), Portugal – Centro Cultural Cartaxo

WOODEN SHJIPSBack To Land will be released via Thrill Jockey Records on 11th November 2013 and will be available on CD, Vinyl and Digital formats.


Photo Credit: Anna Ignatenko