Premiere: Wooden Indian Burial Ground


Huddle in close and listen well, radiant creatures! For your weekend spinning pleasure, all the way from the dappled glow of Portland, Oregon, we’re just tickled to present to you an exclusive premiere of the latest longplaying slice of sonica from rollicking garage-rollers Wooden Indian Burial Ground.

Jagged and fuzzy and all licked over with full-bellied guitar, How’s Your Favourite Dreamer? is a sprawling iridescent wonder to behold. Fuelled by brash and bursting riffs, the record drives ever onwards into the salty desert with a jilted swagger and lilted, descending-into-derision vocals. Picking up rampant pace and then pulling back into swinging jaunts that dissolve you into their embrace like a sugar cube, How’s Your Favourite Dreamer? is a labyrinth of melting knots and wormholes.

Already garnering glowing reviews from le critiques like a good wave gathers boards, this right here is that delicious and rare breed of contemporary psychedelia that proper sinks its teeth in.

‘WIBG feed the electric insects that plaster your cracking windshield after a wine soaked road trip. You don’t have enough wiper fluid and your blades are bad, and the guitar strings keep breaking…somehow you can still make out the asphalt and a few notes well enough to get to the nearest gas station and clean the wrong from your exhausted brain…and you almost feel human again. But by the time you get a few more miles down the highway you’re somewhat blind and half deaf from driving through the drum clouds and the bass storm with your head out some weird excuse for a window…and you can only hear one phrase on repeat from the humming of the road – “This song is about surfing on Acid, with your dad. Thanks dudes.”‘

Mmmmhm, here it is. Dive in and dig it, my friends!

‘How’s Your Favourite Dreamer?’ is out on February 17 via EXAG Records. Keep all tangled in the loop with Wooden Indian Burial Ground via their Facebook page, their website, their Bandcamp, or even better at one of the spectrum of dates below as they set sail on a colossal European tour:

Feb 19 Liège (BE) – venue tba
Feb 20 Brussels (BE) – Stellar Swamp Festival
Feb 21 Amsterdam (NL) – Vondelbunker
Feb 22 Lille (FR) – Le BIplan
Feb 23 Paris (FR) – La Mecanique Ondulatoire
Feb 25 Clermont Ferrand (FR) – Le Raymond Bar
Feb 26 Valence (FR) – Mistral Palace
Feb 27 Toulouse (FR) – The Psychedelic Revolution
Feb 28 Vitoria-Gasteiz (E) – Ibu Hots Gasteiz
Feb 29 Donostia – San Sebastian (E) – Dabadaba
Mar 01 Madrid (E) – venue tba
Mar 02 Laudio (E) – venue tba
Mar 03 Bordeaux (FR) – El Chicho
Mar 04 Angouleme (FR) – Le Mars
Mar 05 Limoges (FR) – Psych Fest
Mar 10 Biel (CH) – La Coupole
Mar 11 Breda (NL) – OnderstroomBreda
Mar 12 London (UK) – The Finsbury / Teen Creeps
Mar 13 Plymouth (UK) – The Junction
Mar 14 Exeter (UK) – Exeter Cavern
Mar 15 Brighton (UK) – The Hope & Ruin / Acid Box
Mar 16 Leeds (UK) – Nation of Shopkeepers
Mar 17 Rugby (UK) – West Indian Club
Mar 18 Copenhagen (DK) – KB18
Mar 19 Aalborg (DK) – 1000Fryd

Chloe Mayne


Words by Chloe Mayne.