Wooden Shjips’ “Ghouls” Takes You on a Psychedelic Journey


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“Ghouls,” from Wooden Shjips’ Back to Land
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Liner notes: Are you experienced? This echo-laden psychedelic rave-up simulates a thrilling journey into the great unknown.

Behind the music: Ripley Johnson launched this Bay Area band a decade ago, recruiting nonmusicians in an attempt to create new sounds. Featuring a more seasoned lineup, the band’s last album, West, pondered American mythology.

Check out if you like: Space travelers new (Melody’s Echo Chamber) and old (Syd Barrett).

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