Run Around the Sun

Sacred Paws - Run Around the Sun
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2019 Ratings: #350 / 737
User Score
Based on 50 ratings
2019 Ratings: #676
May 31, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
Merge, Rock Action / Label
Indie Pop / Genres
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Glasgow-based duo Sacred Paws's sophomore release is aptly titled as it suggest: it flawlessly encapsulates a warm kind of tempo, bright and kinetic with instrumentation that reverberates throughout the track listing, sharing dual vocal work that seamlessly interweaves effervescent, robust guitar tones and urgent drumming techniques so organic sounding and immediate as ever. This is indie rock at its most swelling, joyful and brooding.
Adore their whimsical charm and shuffling music, but only really worth it for the last 4 or 5 tracks, the rest is below par, or maybe it took me awhile to tune in...
SACRED PAWS On their second album knock it out of the park with some of the sweetest, most carefree and catchiest Indie Pop you’ll hear this year. It’s filled with sunny grooves and brilliant harmonies, with little downtime in between.

Give A Listen To: “The Conversation”, “Almost It”, “Life’s Too Short”, “Shame on Me”, “What’s So Wrong”, “Is This Real”, “Write This Down”, ... read more
I saw these guys in October 2017 supporting Mogwai, i didn't think much of them then, other than that they had a couple decent songs and that found it a somewhat odd choice of support band for a cold gloomy post rock evening in Norway.

But i stumbled over them again today since this album got released and i decided to give it a try because why not. I was pleasantly surprised

This album is a fun summery album perfect for nice summer days, it's nothing revolutionary but boy is it comfortable ... read more
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Track List

  1. The Conversation
  2. Almost It
  3. Life’s Too Short
  4. Shame on Me
  5. What’s So Wrong
  6. How Far
  7. Is This Real
  8. Write This Down
  9. Brush Your Hair
  10. Other Side
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Added on: March 20, 2019