Wooden Indian Burial Ground formed in Portland, OR back in 2007. As a duo the band employed banjos, chord organs, fuzz guitars and other various instruments, making a glorious racket across the Western, Central and Southern United States. This incited an 11 track album of lo-fi experimental folk tunes self-released in 2008. The band grew in numbers and influence, playing shows under various names with various members until settling down with a stable lineup and signing with Mon Amie in 2010.
Jump to the present and WIBG
are on the cusp of releasing their self-titled debut album on Mon Amie Records
come October 30. For now, you can stream the album by using the handy player / button above. And for the official critical acclaim that these guys are receiving, check out these solid quotes from the NY Times and NPR. Not too shabby.
"Wooden Indian Burial Ground surge through blues-riffing garage psychedlia, with vicious guitar tones and a handmade analog synthesizer...the point of the songs is the way they ride the rudimentary riffs toward euphoric dementia." -- NY Times (Jon Pareles)
"Wooden Indian Burial Ground are the rare breed of psychedelic garage music that rises above the mediocrity of most bands making this sort of music these days." -- NPR All Songs Considered (Bob Boilen)