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Monday, 30 January 2012

News: Wooden Shjips Euro tour and new 12"

Wooden Shjips have announced a handful of live dates in Europe this summer...

June 29th - Berlin, Festsaal Kreuzberg
June 30th - Hamburg Indra
July 2nd - Leipzig Centraal Theater
July 3rd - Munich 59 to 1
July 10th - Bristol Fleece
July 11th Wrexham Central Station
July 12th - Manchester Sound Control

Wooden Shjips also release a brand new Remixes 12", that follows on the heels of 2011's much-heralded West LP. Featuring two remixes, one by Andrew Weatherall and one by Sonic Boom, and a collaboration with kandodo. Andrew Weatherall remixed 'Crossing', whilst Pete Kember (aka Sonic Boom of Spacemen 3/Spectrum fame) contributed 'Wiking Stew (aka Red Krayola-ing)'. When Pete was called in to help master the record he was inspired by the album and made this mash-up from West on his own. Last but not least is the track 'Ursus Maritimus (Last Bear's Lament)', a long distance collaboration with kandodo (otherwise known as Simon Price from The Heads). Ripley created the bed of the track in Colorado in between tours and sent if off to Simon, in London. Simon added all the additional instrumentation at his home studio.

Remixes will be released on February 20th, is only available digitally and on limited edition 12" on crystal clear vinyl with black streaks (for a light smokey effect) as well as classic black.

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