Two Thousand Places is the second single to be lifted off The Polyphonic Spree's second album, Together We're Heavy. It's much in the same vein as the material off their much-lauded debut - a slice of sun drenched euphoria that, as ever with the 'Spree, is quite over the top.
The whole song is something of a dramatic rock opera, which sees front man Tim Delaughter and his twenty-five strong collective tell us in three and a half minutes that the world is not such a bad place after all. Combine Mercury Rev / Flaming Lips-style vocals with an overly enthusiastic backing choir equipped with French horns, and you're half way to understanding what this sounds like. "Love Will Shine Today!/Time Will Go Away!" They tell us during the song's manic finale - it's almost as if the American election hadn't happened.
If you like your rock rough and ready or moody and introspective, the 'Spree aren't going to be your cup of tea. But if you're looking for something refreshingly new and different, willing to throw your troubles away for a few minutes and embrace a bunch of happy Americans in robes, then your musical road to Damascus may start right here.