"Thomas writes clever hooks like she's gunning for a top 40 hit. And yet the way she sings and arranges them is full of surprises".
- Lynn Saxberg, The Ottawa Citizen
"Songs for Car Commercials is an interesting collection of well-orchestrated pop that stretches out into some new and interesting realms. Thomas has the amazing ability to sample Nick Drake, Indian folk and Bruce Springsteen all on one record, plus the intellect to make them all work. Her throaty voice and ballsy style mirrors the To Bring You My Love-period of alt-goddess PJ Harvey and the low-key genius of early Liz Phair. It’s a great disc from the new alt-pop underground."
—Trevor MacLaren, The Coast Halifax
released April 10, 2002
all songs written by priya thomas.
vocals, guitar, piano, loops: priya thomas
drums: rob greenway
bass: dennis mohammed
oud, flute, xylophone, tamboura: adam cottom
additional guitar on tracks 7,8 & 9: pran d. thomas
photographs by jennie vlietstra
recorded by todboyracer for Soundcore
live recording of oud by crispin giles for Media Cocktail,
mixed by crispin giles and priya thomas
mastered by fedge at Reaction Studios, Toronto
distributed in canada by maplenationwide. all rights reserved boilingpt/socan 2002.