Watch Wooden Shjips' Creepy, Clown-Filled 'Back to Land' Video

Fuzz-fluent quartet's newest LP out November 12 via Thrill Jockey

Kyle McGovern WRITTEN BY
Kyle McGovern

Wooden Shjips are officially Back to Land — the psych-voyagers' newest album is now out through Thrill Jockey Records. In support of the fresh full-length, the West Coast foursome have shared the well-timed video for Back to Land's plush title track. Directed by the Hylas Film collective (previous credits include King Khan & the Shrines, Moon Duo), the clip follows a private investigator who ends up in a town that's populated entirely by clowns. Everywhere he looks, the detective meets red-and-white grimaces and dead-eyed stares accented by eyeliner. Find out how the case ends by hitting the play button above.

The deluxe version of Back to Land, which features bonus track "These Shadows (Acoustic Version)," is available now on iTunes.

Wooden Shjips tour dates:

November 12 - Boston, MA @ Great Scott *
November 13 - New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge *
November 14 - Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory *
November 15 - Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts ^
November 16 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar #
January 16 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
January 17 - Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
January 18 - Vancouver, BC @ Electric Owl
January 23 - San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
January 24 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
January 25 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
January 26 - Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room

* = with Cave
^ = with Bardo Pond, Creepoid
# = with Arbouretum, Purling Hiss

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