Update: It looks like Two Door Cinema Club just launched an unpdated website. Check it out at twodoorcinemaclub.com.
I finally got around to listening to the sophomore album from the jewels of Northern Ireland, Two Door Cinema Club‘s Beacon. I’m always anxious listening to a sophomore album from a band whose debut I view as amazing. There are simply too many sophomore slumps to ignore the chances that any given band will also befall such bad luck.
However, I’m happy to report that Beacon is anything but a sophomore slump. Building on the driving rhythms and dance beats of Tour History, Two Door finds themselves evolving and maturing, but not changing their style so much as to leave their past behind. Songs like “Someday” and “Sleep Alone” could have been outtakes from their previous work, yet they fit nicely with the rest of the collection.
Here’s the official trailer for the album:
Beacon doesn’t get an official release until September of this year, but you can pre-order the album now.