Wooden Shjips

Wooden Shjips

Tierra Del Fuego, Sarah Louise

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$20.00

This event is 21 and over

Wooden Shjips
Wooden Shjips
Wooden Shjips, long-time leaders of the contemporary psychedelic movement, expand their sound with V. The quartet of Omar Ahsanuddin, Dusty Jermier, Nash Whalen and Ripley Johnson augment their already rich sound with laid back, classic summer songs.

satsThe songs were written during the summer of 2017 by singer and guitarist Ripley Johnson as an antidote to the pervasive anxiety both political and natural. As Ripley tells it, “We had huge forest fires just outside of Portland and there was intense haze and layers of ash in the city. I was sitting on my porch every evening, watching ash fall down like snow, the sky looking like it was on fire. It was an apocalyptic feeling. Summer in Portland is usually really chill and beautiful, and we were working on a ‘summer record,’ but the outside world kept intruding on my headspace.” V., a graphic representation of the Peace sign, seemed apt to an album focused on the power of peace, beauty and resistance. The music is a balm against the noise and negativity.

The first single “Staring At The Sun” is a nearly 8 minute laid back, slowly building narrative, whose lyrics tell of a gentle push and pull between the desire for sun and escape and the tug of anxiety, with peaceful resistance winning the day and guiding the tone. The restless traveler Johnson gives us a few of his signature traveling songs such as “Eclipse,” and “Red Line,” both showcases for the stellar rhythm section of Omar Ahsanuddin and Dusty Jermier. Their unparalleled sense of groove and restraint leaves ample room for Nash Whalen’s keyboard flourishes. There is movement and urgency in these tracks without aggression, a rolling foundation of rhythm over which Johnson’s voice floats and elongated melodic guitar lines soar.
Tierra Del Fuego
Tierra Del Fuego
Tierra del Fuego was born in the midst of a hot New York summer, 2017. Love and sweat, past and future, travels and trips all came together in the shape of a duo. So it was that Elizabeth Hart (Psychic Ills) and Argentinean producer Iván Diaz Mathé (Nairobi) started writing songs. Change, illusion, loss and redemption were inspiration to create this stripped down love-driven sound. Traveling between Buenos Aires and New York they recorded their debut album and created an imaginary landscape.
Sarah Louise
Singer/songwriter from Asheville, North Carolina, USA.
Venue Information:
Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
http://www.brooklynbowl.com/

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