Wooden Shjips: V
Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 3 December 2018
THIS TIME LAST YEAR, Wooden Shjips were working on a "summer record", but external events impinged on the creative process. There was America's climate of socio-political upheaval; then forest fires raged near where the band recorded, in singer-guitarist Ripley Johnson's Portland home studio.
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