Two Hours Traffic – Foolish Blood

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Might be shooting yourself in the foot, labeling your own album “relentlessly uplifting,” but Two Hours Traffic are clearly of a one-track mind, here (and reportedly inspired by James Joyce’s “Araby,” should that mean something to you).

Foolish Blood is all love, magic and wide-eyed innocence—the sort of cheery material you’d expect from a much younger band’s debut (they did have a membership shake-up, so it’s almost a new band). It reminds, considerably, of Starling’s Sustainer—a long-time guilty pleasure—and summer nights when your biggest worry might be getting stuck at the top of a Ferris wheel with your main squeeze.

The best two songs here are carry-overs from last year’s Siren Spell EP: “Audrey” and the previously-slagged “Amour Than Amis” (we relent!). You can check out the video for “Amour Than Amis” down below. Tantalizingly catchy stuff.

-Scott Bryson

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