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Tokyo Police Club November 19, 2007

Posted by alexd in BeenAroundAWhileButIAmSlow, Buzz band, Music, Pop, Video.
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Genre: Indie/Garage /Pop

Label: Memphis Industries

Hello, come to the front. Don’t be scared, its cold squeeze together. You can all hear me ok? Good. Welcome to my hopefully regular Sunday post. From my constant browsing of other peoples blogs, I have found bloggers seemingly observe the sabbath, with very few blogging. Thus as a raving atheist and Sunday being my only day off, means I can fill any gaping musical voids on this day of rest. So to start us off here is a very popular act who most people will have heard of (if your cool). Hopeless lackeys follow me.

Tokyo Police Club- Nature of the Experiment

Their first single. You can’t blame me for dismissing them as another Strokes wanna be. Its not bad and certainly contains always good boy girl harmonies and has an ability to cut loose in a way the Strokes never could.

MP3: Tokyo Police Club- Nature of the Experiment [recommended]

Tokyo Police Club- Cheer It On

Now they started working it. An ace video for a great pop song. Plus I found out they where Canadian. So they must be good. Also fantastic intro. That’s a declaration for world domination if I ever heard it.

MP3: Tokyo Police Club- Cheer It On [highly recommended]

Tokyo Police Club-Your English Good

MP3: Tokyo Police Club- Your English Is Good

My favourite song by them so far. On evidence I saw from them performing at Reading (which I never reviewed, my bad) they are definitely a singles band. And they really have cracked 3 of the best singles of the year. Effortlessly catchy, whilst not being shallow or corny is really hard to do. The production is really slick on this one to, so frigin’ bouncy its like a musical equivalent of a trampoline, but you know with notes, and hihats.

Tokyo Police Club- Citizens of Tomorrow

And this is the latest single of the new EP, which kinda apparently covers stuff from the first EP (which is actually really long and could be a small album), as they couldn’t be bothered to make an album. Its seems kinda silly, but its nice to see a band that despite having the hype isn’t rushing into the studio to record an album they’re not ready to do. This songs actually does show that they do downbeat to. Lovely dystopian video guys.

Now watch them make breakfast.

You now know everything about this band. Except their names, which are quite forgettable.

May ask you if you know the pedal that the guitarist uses, please tell me, I want one. And also any good free hot linking hosters, as I’ve realised, I’m using up my bandwidth very quickly. I’ll post some more obscure stuff later.

Now buy this so that band can afford shoes. Its also great for Xmas parties! Or as a suggestion to a little brotehr or sister.

Or get the new EP of itunes.

Myspace: Tokyo Police Club are very very popular, sorry about not keeping up

Website: tokyopoliceclub.com