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Searching for Optimism: An Interview with Wooden Shjips

5 monthes ago   |   By Pop Matters

"I really wasn't sure that we were going to do a new another record after the last one", says
Wooden Shjips songwriter Ripley Johnson. It's still morning in Portland, Oregon, in the final hours of winter and Johnson, who splits his time between the aforementioned band and the space rock outfit Moon Duo, is up for all manner of topics. The main one, of course, is the latest Shjips effort, V
V
.
It's being called the quartet's "summer album" and arrives just as schools across the U.S. are being let out and students of all ages are eager to find the soundtrack to their Memorial Day to Labor...
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