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Strange Boy

No Surprise

El Michels Affair - Strange Boy b/w No Surprise (7")
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Record Label: Big Crown

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El Michels Affair are back with a 45 of original material that features a new NYC band called The Shacks. The Shacks are made up of the enigmatic Shannon Wise, and studio wunderkind, Max Shrager. Their dreamy, voyeuristic sound was born in Michels' Queens, NY studio in 2015. And while they describe themselves as a rock band, don't expect the conventional kind.

Side A 'Strange Boy', sounds like the Five keys met Neil Young and cut a record with Jane Birkin - but in English. A fuzzed out, heavy backing track with doo-wop background vocals create a peculiar, but perfect bed for Shannon's dead pan celebration of her 'Strange Boy', of whom she would gladly 'drink the kool aid from his cup'. Side B, 'No Surprise', is a perfect blend of El Michels Affair's hazy, cinematic soul and 60's pop ala Sonny and Cher.