This week we have Kid Congo’s (of The Gun Club, Cramps, Bad Seeds..) latest release with the Pink Monkey Birds along with a new album from San Fransisco’s Wooden Sjhips. Enjoy!
Kid Congo and The Pink Monkey Birds - Haunted Head
Kid Congo started out his musical career as the President of the Ramones fan club in 1976. From there he befriended Jeffrey Lee Pierce, joining him on guitar in his first incarnation of The Gun Club (Then called The Creeping Ritual). After several departures and returns he had solid stints playing for The Cramps as well as Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds. Playing as guitarist for such iconic vocalists, like JLP, Lux and Nick Cave, had certainly rubbed off on Kid because his last three records as frontman have all been incredible. Haunted Head, is in our opinion, his best effort.
Wooden Shjips - Back To Land
Back To Land is the sixth release from SF psych rockers Wooden Shjips and like their last release, it shifts slightly in tone, but keeps their allegiance to fuzzy and extended-riff acts of years past. Channeling the sounds and styles of bands like The Velvet Underground, Hawkwind and Suicide, the Shjips create their own mural of sound where the only thing breaking up each song is the silence between them. They’re also currently touring in support of Back To Land, so go check em out live if you get a chance!