XPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week: “Follow Me” by The Shacks

The Shacks | photo by Dylan Eddinger | dylaneddingerphoto.squarespace.com

Max Shrager and Shannon Wise are The Shacks, a duo from New York, who formed in 2014. They recently released their debut album, Haze, and play WXPN’s Free At Noon, this Friday, April 13th.

The Shacks performed at this year’s Public Radio Day Stage concert at SXSW, and are part of the current Slingshot class of emerging artists. The band jumped to notoriety recently with their cover of “This Strange Effect,” a song written by Ray Davies (The Kinks), originally recorded by Dave Berry in 1965 that was featured in an Apple iPhone 8 commercial with Wise featured in the commercial.

The band’s debut, Haze, has a dreamy, kaleidoscopic pop vibe along the lines of late 60s/early 70s band like The Association, The Free Design. The songs are whimsical and wondrous, and Wise’s whispery vocals owe as much to 60s laid back sunny pop as they do to the lustrous sounds of Saint Etienne, Stereolab, and Alvvays.

Listen to “Follow Me” below. You can RSVP to Friday’s Free At Noon here.



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