Must See NYC: Wooden Shjips

Wooden Shjips - Ripley (Ian Port)
Ian Port

San Francisco's psychedelic giants, Wooden Shjips, take the stage Thursday at Music Hall of Williamsburg. 

Wooden Shjips is on a tear this year, with the release of its latest LP West making quite an impact for the band and its label. With West, recorded in a studio proper, the lo-fi scuzz of the Shjips' previous recordings has been shaved away, revealing a band patient enough to bear with its own cyclical habits.

West wraps you in a Mexican blanket, directs you to stare at the campfire and forces you to draw on your own vision quest.

It's a warm and hypnotic album, open-ended and familiar -- without a doubt the band's best yet. Check out two videos from the album below.

Wooden Shjips will get opener support from Birds of Avalon. Doors at 8 p.m.

Wooden Shjips - Lazy Bones from Thrill Jockey Records on Vimeo.

Wooden Shjips - Black Smoke Rise from Thrill Jockey Records on Vimeo.

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