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New York, NY- Glassnote Records is excited to announce the release of Two Door Cinema Club’s highly anticipated sophomore album, BEACON – out September 4th, 2012 in North America.
Following their headline slot on February’s NME Awards Tour, the band, Alex Trimble, Kevin Baird and Sam Halliday, travelled to Los Angeles, California to record the album with acclaimed producer Jacknife Lee (Bloc Party, U2, REM) in his home studios. The result is a bold statement of intent - an ambitious and heartfelt selection of tracks showcasing a stunning depth of songwriting and a broader, more mature sound.
“Beacon is a much more intimate record than our first, but at the same time, it's much bigger and more inclusive. Trying to find that balance has been our goal for a long time and this record takes us one step closer to the band we've dreamt of us becoming.”
“Working with Jacknife Lee was a joy and a pleasure. He shared our goals and played a huge part in putting the pieces together in the right way. This is an exciting time for us and we can't wait to share the songs with everyone,” said Alex Trimble.
With their debut album Tourist History achieving platinum status in the UK and their native Ireland, and selling over 1 million copies worldwide, Two Door Cinema Club have become one of the biggest breakthrough bands of the last two years. Their incendiary live shows are internationally renowned, resulting in the band selling out headlining tours all over the world including multiple North American tours, the UK, Europe, Asia, South America, Japan and South Africa. Most recently, Two Door Cinema Club played to an overflowing tent at the 2012 Bonnaroo Music and Arts festival in Tennessee, debuting tracks from BEACON to a frenzied crowd.
The Northern Ireland trio’s debut album Tourist History, made an impressive mark in North America where it immediately shot up the iTunes chart to number 30 on the overall album chart and maintained the number 7 spot on the alternative chart. Tourist History also made an striking Top 10 debut on Billboard’s Heatseekers Album Chart. The album’s success was amplified by Two Door Cinema Club’s dynamic performance of “I Can Talk” on Jimmy Kimmel Live! upon release. Two Door Cinema Club rightfully became one of the most buzzed about bands of the year, selling out all four of their headlining North American tours, pulling in some of the biggest crowds at major US festivals including a breakthrough performance at Coachella in 2011, winning the mtvU Breaking Woodie Award (Best New Artist), and were hand-picked by VH1 to be a “You Oughta Know” Artist.
The band has also been chosen by Paste Magazine as ‘The Best of What’s Next’, a 'Breaking Out' Artist by SPIN Magazine, 'Best Bet of 2011' by Billboard Magazine, named the #1 album of 2010 by NYLON Magazine and have performed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Last Call with Carson Daly and twice on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
This year, BEACON looks set to make its mark - shining brightly and guiding the highly exciting Irish rock band into the next chapter of their rapidly evolving musical journey.