My, what three years can do for you.
Back then, the boys of Two Door Cinema Club were still a nerdy trio from Northern Island with an intriguing band name and catchy hooks. Dropouts who were focused on making music in their Bangor-based garage, they were raw, similar to the thousands of other teens around the world with a shred of musical talent. TDCC took their chance, however, parlaying that into a dance-friendly EP, then an American tour, then another tour, then a full album and then the promise land: Coachella.
Two Door’s upward trajectory over the span of three years has been fascinating, a case study of how hype can rocket a band overnight–or over three years–into the stratosphere. But now the reality check: the sophomore album.
No need to be sad, boys. (Brian Valdizno/Treeswingers)
Getting over someone can be a difficult to handle alone. Thankfully we have music to help us out of our dark times. Two Door Cinema Club’s Tourist History served that purpose this past year, pumping us up for recovery with their debut album’s high energy and feel-good tracks, leaving us with the confidence of knowing we’d be just fine.
The view from above at Coachella 2010. (Kyle Lishok/treeswingers)
2010 turned out to be a pretty good year for us at treeswingers. We survived being lost in the ocean of blogs the Interwebs has to offer, and celebrated our first birthday. We trekked across the state, tracking some of the best acts and festivals. And most importantly, we added some new faces–namely two faces that seem to be constantly attached to their camera viewfinders. Brian and Kyle came to us and different points in the year, adding a completely different, visual dimension to the blog. From shows at Los Angeles’ Echoplex to whole day excursions in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, these two have done it all in their short time shooting for us. Below are Brian and Kyle’s handpicked shots of the year, helping us relive some of our favorite moments of 2010.
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This week we witnessed the return of two of our favorites back to San Francisco: our very own Giants and Northern Ireland’s Two Door Cinema Club. In a few short months since their American debut in May, Two Door Cinema Club have become world beaters, releasing their first LP, Tourist History, and touring the globe. And with the buzz from the Giant’s World Series win lingering in the City By The Bay, there could not have been a better time for the Irish trio to play a show with Funeral Party and Generationals at Slim’s.