SOTW: SPRINTS – “Shaking Their Hands”

February 6th, 2024 by Liz Kosik

by Isabelle Braudakis ’25

Song of the Week: SPRINTS“Shaking Their Hands”

Released: January 5, 2024

Rate: 8/10

RIYL: Bully, PJ Harvey, Le Tigre, Sonic Youth, Patti Smith, Girl Band

The SPRINTS’ “Shaking Their Hands” is a must-add to your favorite playlist. As soon as this song starts, the mood is set with a brooding guitar, quickly followed by a rhythmic drumline. Without delay, soft and melodic vocals enter with the lines, “It’s been a long day, it’s been a long night, it’s been a long life.” These dark lyrics prepare listeners for an intense and heavy song. My favorite part about this track is the fantastic build-up to the chorus that beautifully fits into the garage-punk genre. The dynamics throughout keep you hooked which has worked on me, as I have been listening to this on repeat all week.

I recommend this song if you are eager to explore more of this type of rock, its raw energy and unapologetic attitude serve as a great addition to your playlist.

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