Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Two Hours Traffic - Little Jabs

Ah powerpop, how I love you. My love affair with the genre started with Fountains of Wayne (I was a late bloomer) and continues to this day. So. Two Hours Traffic are Charlottetowners, who, under the guiding light of my favourite Nova Scotian, Joel Plaskett, have produced number eight on the short list of this year's Polaris Music Prize-nominated albums. This is a light-hearted, summertime-driving-with-the-roof-down kind of track, and exemplary of the quality you can expect from THT. From 2007's Little Jabs, check out Stuck for the Summer below.

The shortlisters:
Black Mountain - In The Future, Plants And Animals - Parc Avenue, Basia Bulat - Oh, My Darling, Stars - In Our Bedroom After The War, Caribou - Andorra, Shad - The Old Prince, Kathleen Edwards - Asking For Flowers, Two Hours Traffic - Little Jabs, Holy Fuck - LP, The Weakerthans - Reunion Tour

Linked in the video: Clicking the MySpace Music logo takes you to THT's very own page, where you can check out more tracks from the album; click the album cover to order through Maple Music online.

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