Since forming in 2005, No Second Troy has carved a determined and inspiring path from obscurity to national recognition. Feature spots in movie trailers such as "Charlie St. Cloud" with Zac Efron, highlights on ESPN, XM Radio and appearances on MTV have all garnered mass appeal, while critical acclaim from SPIN Magazine and the CMJ Top 200 music chart boosted its indie support. It's perhaps because of this wide spread acknowledgement that the group has had the privilege of playing alongside bands like Coldplay, Everclear, Pete Yorn, the Robert Randolph Family Band, Dr. Dog and countless others at the prestigious SXSW and NXNE festivals.
No Second Troy enlists an undeniable self-awareness of their musical space between indie and pop. Employing a realistic perspective on the band, the music and the industry, Washington DC's No Second Troy teeters on the edge of indie rock with introspective anthems rich in explosive vocal melodies, driven by railing guitars, and balanced by subtle layers of piano and organ. The band makes no excuses in trying to blend the pop hooks of bands like Arcade Fire and Young the Giant with the unique indie-rock arrangements of acts like Death Cab for Cutie and Noah and the Whale.
The element of self-awareness could stem from the band's name itself. While many of the band's songs touch on relationships, past and present, No Second Troy originated as the title of a William Butler Yeats poem, in which the author struggles with unrequited love.