22 September 2011

Do Your Ears A Favor: Two Door Cinema Club - "What You Know"

Your ears have probably been filled up with a lot of nonsense lately so why don't you do your poor ears a favor a listen to something good?

How about some nice, friendly, up-beat, indie-electrorock?

Well, then you have Two Door Cinema Club.

They're playing the Wiltern tonight (it's sold out) so if you have tickets and have never seen them live, you're in for a treat. Back in November 2010 I saw them at the Music Box (Henry Fonda) and again at Coachella this year.

In a day and age where fame seems to come and go so quickly, it's fascinating to see a small band from Northern Ireland make a steady progression in their musical career.

Two Door Cinema Club released their debut - Tourist History - in early 2010 and by November of 2010 they were touring America and filling up the roughly 1,300 person Music Box in Los Angeles. In April of 2011, they drew one of the biggest crowds at Coachella and played to an overflowing Mojave Tent.

{Two Door Cinema Club - "What You Know" at Coachella 2011}

Quite a progression for these kids from Northern Ireland. Tonight they've sold out the Wiltern and will be playing to approximately 2,000 or more souls.

Why is this group so good?

Well, truth be told, they're a bit of a "safe" band. They're not edgy, their style isn't shocking, their sound is relatively straight-forward. But they are real and that's what endears me to this band. Their record isn't overproduced, the lyrics aren't sappy, the vocals aren't whiny, the music is crisp and upbeat.

Tourist History doesn't hide any shortcomings of the band. Listen to the record, watch them live, and you'll see that this band is legitimately talented.

Do your ears a favor and get the entire album and enjoy it from start to finish.

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