Release Date: 25th May 2018The fifth album from the San Fran psychedelic rock band is their most accessible and enjoyable record to-date - arriving just in time for the summer time for you to enjoy over these sunny days. V's breezily cool sound shimmers over you like the ripple of heatwaves on tarmac and is no less as hazy in effect. It comes off like a psychedelic Velvet Underground having a long jam-sesh. So set yourself up with a beer in the garden and let this magical record soundtrack your lazy summer days! For Fans Of: Thee Oh Sees, Nap Eyes, GOAT, Bonny Doon
"Wooden Shjips, long-time leaders of the contemporary psychedelic movement, expand their sound with V. On their fifth album the quartet of Ripley Johnson (Moon Duo), Omar Ahsanuddin, Dusty Jermier, and Nash Whalen augment their already rich sound with laid back, classic summer songs. Inspired by the tumult of the modern world, and the desire to offer a contrasting vision of peace, the band has created a record that lters their trademark hypnotic grooves through an optimistic lens, resulting in music that is bright and vital. Each song shimmers with a distinctly Wooden Shjips sound, a relaxed summer vibe. This was a conscious choice, an atmospheric goal that in uenced nearly every detail: the tones, the delay types and reverbs used, as well as the synthesizer elements that color the songs. The band’s members collectively share a love of classic rock from the Velvet Underground to Neil Young, as well as more overt love of the San Francisco scene of the 60’s. This commonality in their formative musical years binds them even as they live in different cities. Wooden Shjips has with V., created the most concise, laid back songs of their career. Their music is a balm of sorts, a respite from the insanity that, through its regenerative abilities, empowers continued, calm resistance. A reminder of the simple power of peace and beauty, V. is brimming with optimism and a peaceful energy, aptly timed for release at the height of spring."