by Marisa Ruiz ( @MarisaVictoria )
Fox Searchlight should consider a sequel to 500 Days of Summer called 967 Days of The Temper Trap – because that’s exactly how many days the beloved act has been able to ride the wave of success from the band’s phenomenal 2009 debut album, Conditons. It was the summer of 2010 when The Temper Trap first thrilled the Lollapalooza crowd with hit songs like “Sweet Disposition” and “Fader”. Later that same evening they paired up with Mumford & Sons at the Hard Rock after-party for an amazing and memorable group performance of “Down River”. Additionally, they left a trail of romantics behind aching to hear them play “Love Lost” just one more time.
Two years later, frontman Dougy Mandagi and his Aussie indie-rock band mates return to the Lolla stage to celebrate the old and usher in the new. The band’s self-titled second album is scheduled for release through Glassnote Records in early June. This past March, Chicago fans got a taste of the new record when TTT integrated a couple tracks into their two back-to-back sold-out performances at Lincoln Hall. “Need Your Love” and “Repeater” made their debut to a receptive audience and will surely also be seeing the light of Lollapalooza. Even if the new material falls short, love is not lost for the heartfelt and uplifting music they will bring us from Conditions – even after nearly 1,000 days.
The Temper Trap will be playing Lollapalooza on Saturday, August 4, 2012.
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