Five years after Back to Land, San Francisco-based band Wooden Shjips (Omar Ahsanuddin, Dusty Jermier, Nash Whalen and Ripley Johnson) have announced the release of a new album. V. is out on May 25th via Thrill Jockey. It is inspired by the tumult of the modern world, and the desire to offer a contrasting vision of peace. “Staring At The Sun” is the first excerpt. Listen below.