New Selections — Oh Sees, Spectres, Lithics, Covet, Wooden Shjips

Here are a couple of weeks' worth of songs to enjoy. 

Oh Sees: "Overthrown"
(via Castle Face Records / Bandcamp)

This track is to be featured in an upcoming new Oh Sees album, Smote Reverser.


Spectres: "End Waltz (Mun Sing Remix)"

From Spectres' upcoming remix EP, WTF.  It's available for pre-order at Spectres' Bandcamp page.


Lithics: "Glass of Water"
(via Kill Rock Stars/YouTube)

From the upcoming new Lithics LP, Mating Surfaces.  The album is scheduled to release, 5.25.


Covet: "Shibuya (feat. San Holo)"
(via Speakeasy PR/Triple Crown Records/YouTube)

From Speakeasy PR:



San Jose, Calif., May 23, 2018 – Covet, the Bay Area instrumental trio featuring Yvette Young, David Adamiak and Forrest Rice, release effloresce on July 13 via Triple Crown Records.

Giving fans and newcomers an early preview of the six-song offering, the band shares a video for “Shibuya:” The song features Dutch musician San Holo.

“Shibuya, located in Tokyo, is a bustling place bursting with energy. I feel this song captures the sensation of exploring a place like Shibuya and how the adventure can take you to a magical state of mind,” says Young, who has been heralded by Guitar Player (“Young’s impressive dexterity and two-handed tapping create undulating atmospheres and contrapuntal melodies for her math-rock band, Covet.”), Guitar World (inclusion in the outlet’s She Rocks collection) as well as a recent profile via Vans (

“On this recording, we experiment with different harmony,” explains Adamiak. “I believe this helps dictate the sonic change in mood and tone from Currents.” Currents is the trio’s self-released EP, an offering that brought the band international attention.

Covet play the Northside Festival on June 8 and follow with a two-week headlining tour surrounding effloresce’s release:

June 8 Brooklyn, NY St. Vitus (Northside Festival w/Caspian)
July 16 Portland, OR Lola’s Room
July 17 Seattle, WA Croc Back Bar
July 19 San Francisco, CA Café du Nod
July 20 Santa Ana, CA Constellation Room
July 21 San Diego, CA Voodoo Room (House of Blues)
July 22 Phoenix, AZ The Rebel Lounge
July 24 Denver, CO Lost Lake
July 25 Salt Lake City, UT Kilby Court
July 26 Reno, NV Holland Project
July 28 Santa Cruz, CA Catalyst Atrium

effloresce tracklist:
Shibuya (ft. San Holo)
Sea Dragon (ft. Mario Camarena) *
*Mario Camarena is CHON’s guitar player

Pre-orders for effloresce, which include an instant download of “Shibuya,” are available now (

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Wooden Shjips: "Already Gone"
(via Thrill Jockey Records/YouTube)

From Thrill Jockey Records:

West Coast psych mainstays Wooden Shjips will release V., their highly anticipated new album, tomorrow on Thrill Jockey. Arriving just in time for summer to kick into high gear, the record exudes warmth and bright optimism, blissfully in its own world of peace and harmony. On the eve of the album’s release the band has shared a video for the new song “Already Gone,” an anthem advocating a laid back approach to turning on, tuning in, and dropping out. “Why be low? All of us are sitting here, feeling strange / Light a merry cigarillo,” sings bandleader Ripley Johnson. “Ride on.”

The video, shot in Portland, shows the band reveling in sunshine and companionship, including the band showing off their hacky sack skills, Johnson playing guitar outside, and a cameo by labelmate Dewey Mahood, aka Plankton Wat.

Wooden Shjips will be playing songs from V. on the road for the next several weeks, with their North American tour starting tomorrow in Portland, OR, before embarking on a full tour of the UK and Europe this September - full list of dates below. After witnessing a recent set at the Levitation Festival in Austin, the Austin Chronicle wrote that the band “drew as much inspiration from Northern California ancestors Quicksilver Messenger Service as it did from mantra masters like Guru Guru, lowering heart rates with more boogie than blast. Johnson’s lead guitar favors plangent tones and melodic phrases, which may have been just what the wired audience needed.” 

Wooden Shjips tour dates:

May 25 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios [tickets]
May 26 – Seattle, WA – Crocodile [tickets]
June 1 – Nelsonville, OH – Nelsonville Music Festival
June 2 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle [tickets]
June 3 – Chicago, IL – Do Division Fest
June 4 – Detroit, MI – Marble Bar [tickets]
June 5 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern [tickets]
June 7 – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theater [tickets]
June 8 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s [tickets]
June 9 – Sonoma, CA – Huichica Music Festival

30 Aug - Zurich, CH - Bogen F [tickets]
3 Sep - Berlin, DE - Lido [tickets]
4 Sep - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso Noord [tickets]
6 Sep - Antwerp, BE - Het Bos [tickets]
7 Sep - Charleroi , BE - Rockerill [tickets]
10 Sep - London, UK - Heaven [tickets]
11 Sep - Leeds - Brudenell Social Club, UK [tickets]
12 Sep - Glasgow, UK - St Luke's [tickets]
13 Sep - Gateshead, UK - The Sage [tickets]
14 Sep - Liverpool, UK - Invisible Wind Factory [tickets]
15 Sep - Manchester, UK - Gorilla [tickets]
16 Sep - Birmingham, UK - Institute 2 [tickets]
17 Sep - Belfast, UK - The Empire [tickets]
18 Sep - Dublin, IE - Whelans [tickets]
20 Sep - Barcelona, ES - Upload [tickets]
21 Sep - Madrid , ES - Caracol [tickets]
22 Sep - Donosti, ES - DabaDaba [tickets]

V. from Thrill Jockey:

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