Thursday, March 08, 2007

Tokyo Police Club

Tokyo Police Club started by accident one day in the ordinary suburb of Newmarket when Greg, Josh, Dave, and Graham decided that they missed playing music together, their previous band having broken up several months before. The four gathered in Josh's basement, plugging in instruments and making up songs almost at random, with no goal but to recapture the magic that they felt making music together. By the time summer came, TPC had began quietly to play shows in the Toronto area, shows at which the very few people in attendance seemed impressed by what they saw. The band seemed likely to end here, with the various members preparing to go their separate ways in the fall, when fate intervened in the form of an invitation to play the Pop Montreal festival. Packing their instruments and girlfriends into a tiny university residence room, TPC spent a week immersed in music, spending days lazily wandering the streets of Montreal and nights rehearsing loudly in the tiniest of spaces, and topping it off in style with a sold out show that saw the band play for the first time to an audience that was actually interested. A few weeks later, all four had agreed that it was time to break their mother's hearts and pursue that most elusive of pipe dreams: a career in the music business.

The boys got straight to business, playing a series of Toronto shows, and earning a reputation for live shows that were exuberant, lively, and unrestrained. In January, the very day that Dave returned for good from university, Tokyo Police Club signed up with esteemed Toronto label Paperbag Records to release their debut EP in Canada.

In April, A Lesson in Crime was released, and the band has spent the months since on the road, bringing their optimistic brand of wide-eyed post-pop to audiences across Canada and the U.S., and making many new friends along the way.

Tokyo Police Club makes truly amazing tunes. It's indie rock at it's best. I hope they'll deliver us soon a full release. Until then enjoy their EP. It's Highly Recommended!

Tokyo Police Club - Citizens Of Tomorrow (Space Ballad)
Tokyo Police Club - The Nature Of The Experiment
Tokyo Police Club - Daytrotter Sessions
Tokyo Police Club @ MySpace

Tokyo Police Club - The Nature Of The Experiment

Panda Bear - Person Pitch (2007) !!!
Wheat - Per Second Per Second Per Second... Every Second !!!
Leaves - Breathe !!!
Eef Barzelay - Bitter Honey !!!
Horse Feathers - Words Are Dead !!!
The Folk Implossion - Dare To be Surprised !!!
Eluvium - Talk Amongst The Trees !!!
Efterklang - Tripper !!!
Faultline - Closer Colder !!!
+ Copeland, Editors, Counting Crows, Feist, Hard-Fi, Hem, Laika, Laura Veirs, Keane,
Vashti Bunyan, The Sea And Cake, The Jayhawks, Alexi Murdoch, Unbunny, Idlewild,
Imogen Heap, Klee, Low, Mark Eitzel, Psapp, Smoosh, Sondre Lerche, Starsailor,
Train, etc.
Amon Tobin - The Foley Room (2007) !!!
Dismemberment Plan - Emergency & I
The Arcade Fire - Funeral
The Fratellis - Costello Music


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ahh it's a shame that a lot of these're .ogg files
Good post anyway thanks

3:26 PM  
Blogger 3dx said...

.OGG are a great audio format

but maybe you know only mp3

The shame it's you know only mp3

12:28 AM  
Blogger 4indie said...

Tokyo Police Club and Cold War Kids are being featured on the Backstage Pass. Here is the link:

11:50 PM  

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