by The Walking Hellos

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A melancholy ode to the late, great Ernest Shackleton - Antarctic misadventurer and all-around gentleman. He ate his sled dogs, but he brought his men home.


Blind, frozen sky. Darkness from May to July. Trapped on a floe, breathing frost smoke, eating snow. Counting up the days since the coastline slipped away. Home is anything that floats in the absence of a boat. Sea ice forms like stretch marks on the belly of the world. Stranded like a stretch mark on the belly of the world. In this place where icebergs masquerade as islands, twenty-eight call their names into the silence. Simple tricks, not to lose the taste for living. Twenty-eight, counting up the days...


released March 6, 2014
Myla Goldberg: accordion, vocals
Val Opielski: guitar
Rose Thomson: bass, vocals
Heather Wagner: drums

Track art by Nick Bertozzi



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The Walking Hellos Brooklyn, New York

The Walking Hellos are what you might get if you kidnapped The Raincoats, Pere Ubu, The Shaggs, Lydia Lunch, The Throwing Muses and held them captive in a Bed-Stuy basement for 10 years. And gave them a banjo, a double-necked guitar, some pedals, and an accordion to play with while they were in there. ... more

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