Tangiers Hot New Spirits

Toronto's Tangiers feature Marco Moniz (formerly of Killer Elite), Josh Reichmann, and Yuri Didrichsons and James Sayce, both formerly of the Deadly Snakes. Unlike the Snakes' penchant for Stax Records-injected rock'n'roll, the Tangiers convey prominent pop inclinations, played with an adamant vigour. Hot New Spirits contains first-class song writing, persistent melodies, and brisk tempos that stalwartly display the Tangiers' musical talents. Although Sayce, Didrichsons, and Reichmann all share lead vocal responsibilities, the band manages to achieve a distinguished cohesiveness throughout the disc's 13 tunes. Hot New Spirits is an admirable debut, offering superbly rousing pop rock. (Sonic Unyon)