Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Tokyo Police Club's Forcefield streaming at The New York Times!

Forcefield, the forthcoming album from critically lauded Tokyo Police Club, is streaming now at The New York Times:http://nyti.ms/19UUpB1. The new record, due March 25 via Mom + Pop Music (and March 24 in Europe via Dine Alone/Memphis Industries.), is receiving early critical acclaim—Pitchfork notes, “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 Stereogum adds they “they can still write straightforward rocks songs with significant pop chords.” To celebrate the release, the band will embark on a nationwide tour beginning this April, with support from Geographer and Said the Whale.
Furthermore, in addition to the special “Pledge Music Campaign” for fans, Forcefield can be pre-ordered at iTunesAmazon and InSoundfor vinyl. A limited edition of white-sleeve Forcefield bootlegs are also available now, one week early at independent retailers across America. The band hand-customized each copy. For a list of potentially participating shops, check here:http://recordstoreday.com/Venues.
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.
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).
with support from Geographer and Said the Whale
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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