Ninjas, it has been two-odd years since we heard anything from Irish town-boy trifecta, Two Door Cinema Club. Ah, but you need not worry. Tomorrow the band will release their new second album, their shining beacon of a sophomore release: well… Beacon!
From front to back, Beacon is a refreshing new take on a solid original sound. As opposed to their 2010 debut album, Tourist History, Two Door Cinema’s Beacon has a certain polished tone and a sound which can fill a colosseum. Again, you need not worry, Beacon still has that intimate, familiar TDCC energy and flair. Indeed, the music pulses through you for all thirty-nine minutes and forty-five seconds. “Sleep Alone” (that’s track 6 for those of you keeping score) is the forerunner track. As a single it stands well on its own. It’s catchy, for the most part, but it fits into the whole of Beacon ten-fold. As do all the tracks. “Settle” and “Spring” (tracks 8 and 9) deserve note as a well-composed one-two punch. Overall, simply enough, the album is very listenable, for old fans and new.
Beacon is set to officially drop on September 4th on Glassnote (US)/ September 3rd on Kitsuné (UK). For more information on how to purchase, visit the band’s official site. Lucky enough for us, the masses, the album is streaming right now HERE.