Two Hours Traffic Siren Spell

Two Hours Traffic Siren Spell
Charlottetown rock'n'roll mainstays Two Hours Traffic return from a three-year hiatus with the Siren Spell EP, a four-track set of forlorn pop songs with a Motown finish. It's business as usual for the P.E.I. boys, with singer Liam Corcoran delivering lustful vocals in his traditional sun-soaked timbre. But Siren Spell still packs surprises for fans of the group. Parting ways with longtime producer Joel Plaskett and joining forces with Darryl Neudorf (the Sadies, New Pornographers), the East coast quartet unleash more guitars than a Fleetwood Mac single (the ABBA-meets-Travis pomp of "Amour Than Amis"), luxurious walls of sound ("Audrey") and Ric Ocasek-inspired power-pop ("Feel Alright"). With an upcoming full-length in early 2013, these red sand Beach Boys can do no wrong. (Bumstead)