Tourist History - (Import CD)

Two Door Cinema Club

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Categories
PopMusic
Category
  1. Performer
  2. Rock & Pop
  3. Alternative
Mono / Stereo
Stereo
Format
CD
Producer
Eliot James
Title
Tourist History
Country
USA
Notes

Personnel: Tal Amiran (drums).
Audio Mixer: Eliot James .
Recording information: Eastcote Studios, London, England.
Though Two Door Cinema Club's music is resolutely indie at heart, the band released its early singles on the hip, largely electronic imprint Kitsun‚. After listening to Tourist History, what the label heard in them becomes clear: Two Door Cinema Club craft immaculate pop that is infectious almost to a fault. On songs like their calling card "Something Good Can Work," nimble guitars and drums -- both live and programmed -- propel yearning verses and big, hopeful choruses perfect for shouting along to. Alex Trimble's boyish vocals recall Phoenix's Thomas Mars and the Postal Service's Ben Gibbard, and indeed, Two Door Cinema Club is just as adept as those bands are at fusing rock and electronic sounds into a smooth, sleek whole. Whether it's the laser-like synths that ricochet through "Come Back Home"'s verses or streaking textures on "Do You Want It All?," this hybrid never feels contrived or overcooked. And unlike some of their contemporaries, a unique urgency runs through Tourist History: even when trying to slow down, as on "Undercover Martyn," the band gets carried away and the song picks up to Two Door Cinema Club's usual brisk pace. For most of Tourist History, they stay on the right side of the fine line between consistency and monotony, and as the album unfolds, the band throws some curves into its almost scientifically perfect pop songs. "Cigarettes in the Theatre"'s trumpet solo harks back to the mid-'80s heyday of sophisti-pop, while "I Can Talk"'s playfully sampled backing vocals show a wit that extends to lyrics like "Eat That Up, It's Good for You"'s "You would look a little better/Don't you know/If you just wore less makeup." While Two Door Cinema Club don't yet have the flawless style or emotional weight of some of their influences, Tourist History just gets catchier and more stylized as it goes on, offering a promising foundation for the band to embellish with even more personality next time. ~ Heather Phares

BarCode
892038002275
Country of Origin
USA
Barcode
892038002275
Label
Glass Note
Studio / Live
Studio
Performer
Two Door Cinema Club
Songs / Tracks
  1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Cigarettes in the Theatre
  2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Come Back Home
  3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Under Cover Martyn
  4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Do You Want It All?
  5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] This Is the Life
  6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Something Good Can Work
  7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] I Can Talk
  8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] What You Know
  9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Eat That Up, It's Good for You
  10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] You're Not Stubborn
Artists
  1. Two Door Cinema Club
Distributor
Relativity Entertainment
Duration
32m 30s
Video Disabled
0
Engineer
Eliot James

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