Wooden Shjips in Sunday New York Times Playlist

November 10, 2013

Music Journalist Ben Ratliff reviews Back to Land in the New York Times Playlist this Sunday. You can read the review here!

“Back to Land is also centered and relaxed and open, almost pastoral. It’s music conceived for interior spaces but influenced by open-air ones.” – New York Times


Tour Starts Tonight! Exclusive Items!

November 8, 2013

Wooden Shjips open their tour in support of the new record Back To Land tonight at the Empty Bottle in Chicago. They will be sharing the bill with Cave, who support them on other dates in the US.

There will be special Merch exclusive to the shows including a Back To Land Deluxe LP on limited Pink Vinyl, a 7″ single with two non-LP songs and a very limited cassette release of Back To Land. These are available only at the shows!

Check out the rest of the tour dates and be sure to catch the Shjips live!


Wooden Shjips Live On WBEZ “The Morning Shift”

November 8, 2013

Wooden Shjips performed live and were interviewed this morning on Chicago Public Radio WBEZ “The Morning Shift.” You can hear the band rip through “These Shadows”, “Ruins”, and a bit of “Other Stars” at the beginning of the segment.

Record Shopping With Ripley

November 6, 2013

Ripley Johnson visits the great Amoeba Records in Los Angeles to go record shopping. You can find out what he caught his eye here.



Back To Land now streaming!

November 5, 2013

The Guardian now has a full stream of the new Wooden Shjips record. Get a sneak peak of Back To Land before its release.

You can check it out here!


Chicago Tribune’s Greg Kot Interviews Ripley Johnson

October 29, 2013

Renowned music journalist Greg Kot has an illuminating interview with Ripley on the continuing journey of the Wooden Shjips.

You can read the Chicago Tribune music columnist’s piece here.


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Wooden Shjips on WBUR’s Here And Now

October 29, 2013

KCRW DJ Anne Litt recommends Wooden Shjips Back To Land as a new release worthy of a full album listen.

You can listen to the segment that aired on WBUR’s Here And Now here.


Listen To “Back To Land”

October 26, 2013

Get another preview of the new LP Back To Land with a listen to the title track.

Pre-order Back to Land on iTunes .

Pre-order Back to Land from Thrill Jockey.

Back to Land will be released on November 12.

Flight – Live at Thrill Jockey 20th Anniversary

October 18, 2013

Wooden Shjips – Flight (Live at Thrill Jockey 20th Anniversary) from Thrill Jockey Records on Vimeo.

Back To Land

September 22, 2013

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Deluxe package available for Pre Order now through Thrill Jockey