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Rose City Band

It’s a bonus episode for you as we head into the weekend. Today on the show we’re joined by Ripley Johnson of Moon Duo, Wooden Shjips, and most recently, Rose City Band, on punk minimalism, psychedelia, & the perfect rock & roll song.

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With Wooden Shjips and with Moon Duo, Ripley Johnson has made a few different flavors of way-out psychedelic rock. On his own, though, Johnson makes music that’s a whole lot more relaxed. Johnson’s project Rose City Band is a full-on solo project. On his Rose City Band records, Johnson plays almost every instrument. Next week, Johnson will release the new Rose City Band album Earth Trip, and it’s a beaut. Today, we get a very, very pretty new song from that album.

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As a member of both Wooden Shjips and Moon Duo, Portland warlock Ripley Johnson has a long history of making excellent way-out psychedelic rock. With Rose City Band, though, Johnson does something else. Despite its name, Rose City Band is almost entirely a solo project, with Johnson playing just about everything himself. On his two Rose City Band albums, Johnson has been making supremely chilled-out country-rock. It’s as stoner-friendly as the music that Johnson has made with Wooden Shjips and Moon Duo, but the vibe is all different. It’s soft, gentle sunlight-through-the-blinds music, and it’s really good.

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Ripley Johnson has carved out a niche in psychedelic drone and motorik repetition, helming Wooden Shjips, the long-running experiment in lysergic primitivism, and Moon Duo, likewise mind-expanding but slanted towards electronics. But a lifelong affection for classic rock and country and a newly reawakened appreciation for the seasons led him recently to form the new […]