Some albums are made to play out to the stars, and ‘Back To Land’ is definitely one of them.
A (fourth studio) collection (proper) that’d sound equally as good on chevron-devouring open roads or on lazy days watching the sun sink into the horizon, Wooden Shjips’ space rock-drench rarely misses.
‘These Shadows’ features long, languid guitar lines that stretch on like a heat wave afternoon, while ‘Other Stars’ arrives complete with a rolling, scuzzy melody. It adds up to another set of rhythmic reverb haze that’s insistent without ever being overpowering.
‘Back To Land’ won’t immediately blow you away, but that warm, overdriven sound makes the latest LP from this San Francisco quartet another compelling one.
Words: Reef Younis
- - -
- - -
Get the new issue of Clash magazine, if you like.