When I researched TDCC further and found the song “Something Good Can Work” (via the blog BrooklynVegan.com) my prayer that TDCC’s depth as a band would move further than simply adolescent yearnings were answered. “Something Good Can Work” contains an innocent buoyancy that is irresistible, paired with chiming guitars, and a catchy hook with a driving beat—in short: everything that would make me want to listen to a song five times in a row. Although the lyrics are certainly simple, Trimble delivers them with an earnest sweetness that seems to make them mean a bit more: “Let's make this happen, girl/ gonna show the world that something good can work/ and it can work for you/and you know that it will”.
Perhaps the most promising aspect of “Something Good Can Work” is that contains the compositional maturity that most pop-rock bands don’t find until later in their career. “Something Good Can Work” quickly introduces us to the chorus, brings in a verse with a shout along line (“It’s only going out!”, “Out! Out! Out!”), calms us down a bit with an instrumental breakdown, then leads straight into an uplifting double-chorus at the end of the song that’s hard not to sing along to. While the band may be young at the moment (they left grammar school to record their debut album “Tourist History”—out March 1), they’ve certainly got the chops to hang around the scene for a long time.
Listen to "Something Good Can Work" and their upcoming album on their myspace.