Monday, February 24, 2014

Tokyo Police Club's latest track "Tunnel Vision" premieres!




Tunnel Vision,” the latest track off Tokyo Police Club’s upcoming album Forcefield is streaming now at Stereogum: The new record will be released March 25 via Mom + Pop Music (and March 24 in Europe via Memphis Industries.) Following 2010’s ChampForcefield is the band’s first release in four years and is receiving early critical acclaim—Pitchforknotes, “Tokyo Police Club remain one of the few guitar-based indie rock bands that can pen danceable songs that pop without overtly and desperately trying to be ‘dance-pop,’” while SPIN describes the new music as “ebullient, über-polished,” and Consequence of Soundadds they “demonstrate heightened levels of cohesiveness and maturity that make a deeper impact than any infectious riff.” To celebrate the release, the band will embark on a nationwide tour beginning this April.
Forcefield was produced by Doug Boehm (Dr. Dog, Girls) and David Monks (vocals, bass). Of the new music Monks notes, “Since writing started for Forcefield in mid-2011 there have been so many trends and every kind of ‘wave.’ We saw them all come and disappear or change into something broader. It left us wanting to make something that would last. We ended up rediscovering energy and guitars and simple, direct songs. There was certainly a lot of pressure to take the music somewhere new and there were lots of opinions about how to do that, but in the end we blocked all that out and followed our instincts. I think that’s what Forcefield is—it doesn’t matter what else is going on out there, the music just has to be honest and have a real feeling to it.” See below for full track listing.
In place of a standard pre-order, Tokyo Police Club is encouraging fans to participate in a “Pledge Music Campaign” where they can pre-order Forcefield in a variation of bundles while taking part in an intimate fan club style promotion. They’ll get exclusive early pre-sale access to the band’s spring tour, the first listen of the entire album, as well as access to B-sides, demos and other content not to be seen elsewhere. All fans pledging have a chance to win unique experiences with Tokyo Police Club including joining the band for hockey games, dinners, soundcheck and more. For more information, visit:
Bursting onto the scene in 2006 with 16 minutes of music—A Lesson In Crime EP—that garnered an ecstatic response, the Newmarket, Ontario quartet has never looked back. Tokyo Police Club is Monks, Graham Wright (keys), Josh Hook (guitar) and Greg Alsop (drums).
Forcefield Tracklist

                                   1. Argentina (Parts I, II, III)          6. Toy Guns
                                   2. Hot Tonight                             7. Tunnel Vision
                                   3. Miserable                                 8. Through The Wire
                                   4. Gonna Be Ready                      9. Feel The Effect
            5. Beaches        
March 27                                                     Glasgow, UK                                                     King Tuts
March 28                                                       Dublin, IR                                                         Whelans
March 30                                                   Manchester, UK                                     The Ruby Lounge
March 31                                                       Leeds, UK                                                       Cockpit 2
April 1                                                         London, UK                                                            Scala
April 16                                                   Grand Rapids, MI                                      Pyramid Scheme
April 17                                                        Chicago, IL                                                  Lincoln Hall
April 18                                                    Minneapolis, MN                                         Varsity Theater
April 19                                                        Omaha, NE                                                     Slowdown
April 21                                                        Denver, CO                                    The Bluebird Theater
April 22                                                         Aspen, CO                                             Belly Up Aspen
April 24                                                          Boise, ID                                                        Neurolux
April 25                                                        Seattle, WA                                                         Neumos
April 26                                                       Portland, OR                                         Doug Fir Lounge
April 28                                                   San Francisco, CA                                      The Independent
May 1                                                       Los Angeles, CA                                           The Echoplex
May 2                                                      Solana Beach, CA                                       Belly Up Tavern
May 3                                                          Phoenix, AZ                                 The Crescent Ballroom
May 5                                                            Austin, TX                                                           Emo’s
May 6                                                          Houston, TX                                    Fitzgerald’s Upstairs
May 7                                                            Dallas, TX                                                              Trees
May 9                                                          Nashville, TN                                             Mercy Lounge
May 10                                                         Atlanta, GA                                     Shaky Knees Festival
May 12                                                         Raleigh, NC                                            Lincoln Theatre
May 13                                                      Washington, DC                                                   Black Cat
May 15                                                       New York, NY                                                Webster Hall
May 16                                                     Philadelphia, PA                              Theatre of Living Arts
May 17                                                     Cambridge, MA                                              The Sinclair

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