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VMP Rising is our series where we highlight artists we think are going to be the Next Big Thing. A group of early 20-somethings currently based in New York, but hailing from Princeton and Manhattan, the Shacks were formed when guitarist/producer Max Shrager met bassist/singer Shannon Wise when they were both in jazz band. They had hung out a couple times before Shrager asked Wise to sing on a song he’d written, and though the name came a couple months later, “Birds” and the title track for their debut LP were written in the matter of a week or two, and on the first demo the duo made as a group.