Wooden Shjips
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The Best Singles of 2009
17 Dec 2009 // 3:00 PM

PopMatters kicks off our annual two-week-long best music of the year feature with the 50 best singles of 2009, highlighted by a trio of American indie rock headliners.

The Best Psych Albums of 2009
10 Dec 2009 // 3:00 PM

Psychedelia has influenced so many things in 2009 -- whether the band is labeled freak-folk, psych-pop, or garage psychedelia to name a few -- that the creative approach to songwriting has influenced and been adopted by so many genres that barely any independent label has remained untouched by its reaches.


Wooden Shjips: Back to Land
11 Nov 2013 // 8:05 PM

Back to Land, the latest release from minimalist motorik four-piece Wooden Shjips, isn’t likely to be the album you were expecting. But it is one to prove that the band’s free spirit still reigns.

Wooden Shjips: West
11 Sep 2011 // 4:00 PM

The latest and most compelling album from Wooden Shjips doesn’t mess with the formula of previous releases, but does add more consistency to an already dependable sound of heavy drone.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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