Siren Song EP
Two Hours Traffic
Siren Song EP
Two Hour Traffic's new full-length is slated for 2013, but as its early herald, Siren Song offers signs of a subtle shift in sound. Not much of one, mind you: across these four songs the band's songwriting seems mostly unchanged, with guitar-driven pop hooks still very much the focus. Both the ode-to-Her "Audrey" and East coast melody "I Did What I Could" could've fit snugly onto other albums with minimal rearrangement. But under new producer Darryl Neudorf's watch, the overall sonics are stripped down, the palette a little more understated, instruments given more room to ring out in the mix. With that realignment, the four songs here stand stable together, a more subdued hue of pop that complements the band's greater canon. Siren Song doesn't quite hit the same soaring heights of the band's early works, but, still, few bands can even approach this level of saccharine songwriting without leaving behind a sugar migraine. Two Hours Traffic does it with ease.
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