Setting the Paces

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Setting the Paces
BOAT-SettingThePaces-AlbumCover.jpg
Studio album by BOAT
Released October 27, 2009
Genre Indie Rock
Length 38:14
Label Magic Marker Records
BOAT chronology
Let's Drag Our Feet
(2007)Let's Drag Our Feet2007
'''Setting the Paces'''
(2009)
Dress Like Your Idols
(2011)Dress Like Your Idols2011

Setting the Paces was the third full-length album by indie rock band BOAT, released in 2009.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]
Pitchfork Media (7.5/10) [2]
Sputnik Music 3/5 stars [3]

Setting the Paces received largely positive reviews from critics. Allmusic's Tim Sendra describes the album as having "debts owed to Pavement, Television Personalities, and the Banana Splits, and with a bouncy energy that makes the album very easy to like."[4] Pitchfork Media's David Bevan claims the songs give "way to a full-blast power chord workout and on to a chuggable chorus... At the center of it all is one gooey, delicious hook... Every song is irrepressible in its own right."[5] Sputnik Music calls the album "infectious from start to finish" and says the songs "flourish as background music to fun-filled happy-go-lucky June afternoons."[6]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Friends Since 1989" – 2:31
  2. "Lately... (I've Been on My Back)" – 3:11
  3. "Tough Talking the Tulips" – 2:36
  4. "Interstate 5" – 1:53
  5. "100 Calorie Man" – 2:02
  6. "We Want It! We Want It!" – 3:25
  7. "The Name Tossers" – 3:55
  8. "Jeff Fell Dream" – 1:41
  9. "Prince of Tacoma" – 2:43
  10. "God Save the Man, Who Isn't All That Super" – 3:04
  11. "(Do the) Magic Centipede" – 2:07
  12. "Calcium Commuter" – 2:49
  13. "Reverie" – 2:34
  14. "You're Muscular" – 3:43
"Setting The Paces" Release Party. Neumos, Seattle, WA (10/22/09).

Personnel[edit]

  • D. Crane, vocals and guitar
  • M. McKenzie, bass and guitar
  • J. Goodman, multi-instrumentalist, percussion
  • J. Long, drums, producer [7]
  • M. McKenzie, bass, guitar, vocals, bells
  • R. Cancro, saxophone, vocals [8]

Recording

  • Jackson Justice Long, producer, recording, mixing (5, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14)
  • Cam Nicklaus, mixing, recording
  • John McCaig, mastering

References[edit]