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The Shackeltons, ‘The Shackeltons’ (Loveless)

Josh Modell // February 25, 2008

Palpable desperation is one of rock’n’roll’s most valuable commodities, because it’s impossible to fake. What makes bands like Pixies, Fugazi, and Les Savy Fav so exciting — and what makes the Shackeltons, from Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, similarly thrilling — is a breathlessness, a creeping sense that crouched behind the towering melodies and heard-‘em-before razor guitars (think Television, in addition to the aforementioned bands), there’s complete breakdown. A half-dozen times on their debut, the Shackeltons sound completely convincing, and that’s about six more times than most bands ever manage.

Now Hear This:The Shackeltons – “Your Movement” DOWNLOAD MP3



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