Two Cheers is singer/songwriter Bryan Akcasu’s music project based in Los Angeles. Bryan writes, records, and mixes exclusively in basements, bedrooms, and closets instead of studios.
Two Cheers began as a solo project in Los Angeles in 2014 with a self-titled record of slick, catchy, Cure-esque rock with deep beats and sparkly 90s flourishes. Guitarist Mitchell Dill and bassist Al Aguilar joined Two Cheers for 2015’s Splendor and 2016’s singles “Black Hole” and “Condos", which gained praise from the blogosphere for their infectious energy, vivid lyricism, exuberant vocals, and intricate-yet-rocking guitar work. Bryan’s lyrics are vivid, chaotic, poetic, deeply personal, comictragic stream-of-consciousness vignettes. NPR used the band’s acoustic version of “Splendor” to promote the Tiny Desk Contest. Around this time Bryan also appeared in The Unknown Tour documentary and lended vocals to the soundtrack. 2018 saw the release of Rearview, an album sweet, personal, acoustic guitar based ballads, and Two Cheers, featuring rerecordings/remixes/remasters of the band’s best material. October 2020 will see the release of “Not A School Day After All”, the first of about a dozen singles marking a new direction for the project.