"Ghouls," from Wooden Shjips' Back to Land
Liner notes: Are you experienced? This echo-laden psychedelic rave-up simulates a thrilling journey into the great unknown.
Behind the music: Ripley Johnson launched this Bay Area band a decade ago, recruiting nonmusicians in an attempt to create new sounds. Featuring a more seasoned lineup, the band's last album, West, pondered American mythology.
Check out if you like: Space travelers new (Melody's Echo Chamber) and old (Syd Barrett).