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Strap in for travels beyond the galaxy to tranced-out cosmic bliss! Sick Thirst presents Vol. 2, the second compilation of hard-to-find Wooden Shjips tracks. Vol. 2 digs deep to collect the band's Sub Pop and Mexican Summer singles, two self-released European tour singles, and a track from Yeti magazine, for nearly 44 minutes of fuzzed-out psych jams.

Not just for completists, Vol. 2 contains the essential live standards "Loose Lips," "Death's Not Your Friend (Live)", and "I Hear the Vibrations (E-Z Version)," plus savage covers of Neil Young's "Vampire Blues" and Serge Gainsbourg's "Contact." Wooden Shjips is a trance-rock quartet from San Francisco consisting of Omar Ahsanuddin (drums), Dusty Jermier (bass), Nash Whalen (organ), and Ripley Johnson (guitar and vocals). Their sound crosses the icy garage rock of early Echo and the Bunnymen with the sun-bleached tremolo-punk of the Scientists. Hints of krautrock, the trance-inducing organ haze of Suicide, Velvets-style dance-drone, classic desert-fried garage psych, and the mysterious, obscure Japanese lysergic-rock band Les Rallizes Denudes are all mixed into one explosive whole.

The band has released acclaimed LPs and a previous collection of rarities on the Holy Mountain label. Their recordings and performances have received praise from well-regarded tastemakers such as Tom Lax, Byron Coley, John Mulvey, and David Fricke.

"Combines and updates the transportative force of the Velvet Underground's no-blues drone, Can's unrelenting pulse, and the holy garage-rock fire of the 13th Floor Elevators into a compact, wrapped-in-reverb trip of vintage transcendence and forward thrust." - David Fricke, Rolling Stone

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