They are back! After over a decade, The Sun Sawed in ½ picks up right where they left off with a winning album, full of catchy hooks, those soaring vocals, and sounds fresh and new. I’ll admit, it took me a while to get into this band. I think I first heard of them on the Jellyfish mailing list, as a band to check out. I got their albums and while I liked a lot of it, some songs left me cold, and I never really got much further than a couple listens. What I realized listening to this new album was that when they do it right, they really get it right. There are songs on here that are almost perfect examples of great pop songwriting.
The lead-off track, “You’re The Something” hits hard with a rock edge that is undeniable, by the end of the song, you are all in, and ready for whatever they have to offer. The next two tracks are fantastic pop songs that you will be humming for the next week! The rest of the album keeps things going, never really letting up, then putting the cherry on top is the final track, “Waltzing in Clover”, which ends the album on a high note, leaving you wanting more. The album is a breezy listen, with lots to grab onto each time you put it on!
Elephants Into Swans is a well-produced, solid record. Here’s hoping The Sun Sawed in ½ are here to stay and will be bringing us great pop music for years to come. Check this album out and see some of the first golden pop nuggets of 2013!