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Wooden Shjips cultivates California mythology on its new album

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Wooden Shjips: all together for the moment
PHOTO BY STEPHAN LAACKMAN

Now, on this seemingly carefree sunny day, Whalen is most concerned with the fires in London: last week, flames consumed the distribution warehouse that housed the new LP. It's uncertain how many, if any, were lost —"it's a huge blow to all these businesses, not only bands and labels, but stores and everyone involved," worries Whalen, who adds that the album will be available at this week's SF show, ahead of the Sept. 13 release date. "It might be a small inconvenience for us, getting our record out on time, but for a lot of other people, it could be a lot bigger hassle — and devastating."

WOODEN SHJIPS

With Night Beats

Thurs/18, 9:30 p.m., free (RSVP at tour.sailorjerrypresents.com)

Bottom of the Hill

1233 17th St., SF.

(415) 621-4455

www.bottomofthehill.com

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