Psych-garage revivalists Wooden Shjips are the natural de-evolution from San Francisco's original guitar-trance movement. Their latest EP, DOS, has elements of key influences like the 13th Floor Elevators, but allows hardened riffs and ADDAM'S FAMILY organs to unfurl virtually ad infinitum on several-minute drifters like "Aquarian Time." "Down By The Sea" fulfills the promise of its title with 10 minutes of strangely beguiling noise, while the 11-plus-minute closer, "Fallin,'" works up a lather that avoids the menace of, say, METAL MACHINE MUSIC, and instead sounds like what might happen if neo-krautrock auteurs Audionom flirted with Jan & Dean. DOS is, in many ways, the perfect merging of a generation's disparate dabbling with calculated lo-fi and polished epics.
Kerrang (Magazine) (p.56) - "[T]he opening pairing of 'Motorbike' and 'For So Long' stand alone as the most succinct and enjoyable tracks."
Q (Magazine) (p.134) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he quartet's unhurried, groove-based approach makes for a captivating listen, borrowing heavily from Electric Prunes, The Cramps and The Doors but adding Krautrock discipline."
Pitchfork (Website) - "[T]his is the smoothest-sounding Shjips record so far....Taut energy courses through most of the album's 38 minutes..."