Friday, April 11, 2014

Tokyo Police Club reveal original video game + spring tour dates!

In celebration of their latest album Forcefield, out now on Mom + Pop, Tokyo Police Club have revealed an original video game featuring all nine songs off the record. The game’s mission is to drive the band’s tour bus across the moon and help protect Earth by destroying a forcefield of asteroids, check it out here: Download Forcefield here:
Forcefield, which is currently streaming at The New York Times, is receiving widespread critical acclaim:
 “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.’”—Pitchfork
“…catchier and more energetic.”—Philadelphia Inquirer

“Ebullient, über-polished.”—SPIN
 “They can still write straightforward rock songs with significant pop chords.”—Stereogum
“Tokyo Police Club have always shown a strong pop sensibility…”—Boing Boing
“These guys just wanna make you dance.”—NYLON

“…demonstrate heightened levels of cohesiveness and maturity that make a deeper impact
than any infectious riff.”—Consequence of Sound
The video for “Hot Tonight” is streaming now at Gawker’s video game site Kotaku, watch here: Furthermore, the band will embark on a nationwide tour throughout the spring, with support from Geographer and Said the Whale. See below for details.
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
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
April 29                                                      Santa Ana, CA                                         The Observatory
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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