Shacks, The / Shacks Ep, The
Album: Shacks Ep, The   Collection:General
Artist:Shacks, The   Added:Nov 2016
Label:Big Crown  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2016-11-23 Pull Date: 2017-01-22
Week Ending: Jan 22 Jan 15 Jan 8 Jan 1 Dec 18 Dec 11 Dec 4 Nov 27
Airplays: 2 1 2 1 1 2 3 1

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 25, 2017: Homeroom
No Surprise
4. Jan 24, 2017: satin fever
Strange Boy
2. Mar 18, 2017: Homeroom
Strange Boy
5. Jan 23, 2017: Just Nickelback
Let It With The Moon
3. Jan 26, 2017: a strange pursuit
No Surprise
6. Jan 21, 2017: Butter and Jams
Audrey Hepburn

Album Review
Angela Luo
Reviewed 2016-11-23
The Shacks - The Shacks EP

Twee indie pop with ultra breathy female vocals over low fi. The gentle melodies and chilling, whispery vocals give the music a dreamy, voyeuristic sound. The Shacks are a self-proclaimed rock band, but not in the conventional way. Their music sounds honest, refreshing, easy to sway to, and is good for a relaxing, easy-going night. FCC clean. Especially like 1, 4, 7, 8.

1. (3:23) **Strange Effect: mellow, melancholic, almost mysterious vocals with an upbeat undertone. Smooth saxophone instrumental towards the end.
2. (2:59) Left It With The Moon: slow and soothing melody, with upbeat background music. Female background vocals “oohing.” Piano, organs.
3. (3:43) Orchids: dramatic beginning. Slow saxophone instrumental towards the middle. Switches to more upbeat maracas/almost techno-sounding instruments halfway through.
4. (3:28) **Audrey Hepburn: guitar, piano, drums. Alternates quite abruptly between slow/soothing and faster/“happier” melodies.
5. (3:01) Tidal Waves: soft melody w/ guitar, then changes to louder, more upbeat drums almost halfway through. Ends with sounds of tidal waves.
6. (2:33) Rain: techno/retro-sounding, strong drums/bass (esp in beginning). Interesting cowbell beat in the last 10 seconds.
7. (3:10) **Hands in Your Pockets: happy, upbeat instrumental melody. Last minute is purely instrumental that eventually fades out.
8. (3:56) **No Surprise: 40-second instrumental intro (guitar, drums). Heavy/loud background music. Chorus contains male and female voices.
9. (3:27) Strange Boy: dramatic, heavy, loud background music (guitar, drums). Dark melody.

Angela Luo

Track Listing
1. Strange Effect   5. Tidal Waves
2. Let It With The Moon   6. Rain
3. Orchids   7. Hands In Your Pockets
4. Audrey Hepburn   8. No Surprise
  9. Strange Boy