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Formed way back in 2005, Tokyo Police Club have had a ton of success on the back of two very short EP’s — 2006’s Lesson In Crime and Smith, the following year. On the Ontario quartet’s first full-length Elephant Shell there are maybe a couple songs that aren’t as crisp as band’s best, but we… More »

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Dave Monks – “Gasoline” (Stereogum Premiere)

While he's best known as the frontman of Ontario indie quartet Tokyo Police Club, Dave Monks has been preparing a solo project since the completio…
Aaron Lindenberg | May 12, 2015 - 10:56 am

Watch Tokyo Police Club Cover Wheatus’ “Teenage Dirtbag”

Remember Wheatus' "Teenage Dirtbag"? You may not think you do, but the second you hit play on the track and get roundhouse-kicked with some major…
Miles Bowe | July 29, 2014 - 5:14 pm
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Watch Tokyo Police Club Play VH1’s Big Morning Buzz

Tokyo Police Club returned this year with the new album Forcefield, their first in four years. They stopped by VH1's Big Morning Buzz to play…
Miles Bowe | May 16, 2014 - 5:53 pm

Rush Midnight – “Closer (Tokyo Police Club Remix)”

On Tokyo Police Club's new remix of Rush Midnight's synthpop anthem "Closer," the Canadian indie-pop band tones down the original track's tight bass line --…
Taylor Law | April 23, 2014 - 3:40 pm

Tokyo Police Club – “Hot Tonight” Video

On the same day as the release of their new album Forcefield, Tokyo Police Club post the music video for album track "Hot Tonight." I…
Taylor Law | March 25, 2014 - 3:46 pm

Stream Tokyo Police Club Forcefield

Tokyo Police Club are back, working to great effect with Father, Son, Holy Ghost producer Doug Boehm, and releasing one of the most ambitious songs
Miles Bowe | March 18, 2014 - 3:47 pm
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Tokyo Police Club – “Tunnel Vision” (Stereogum Premiere)

With "Argentina (Parts I, II, III)," Tokyo Police Club showed off their ambition. With "Hot Tonight," they exhibited their power-pop proclivities. And with "Tunnel Vision,"…
Chris DeVille | February 24, 2014 - 10:00 am
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Tokyo Police Club – “Happy Valentine’s Day”

It's Valentine's Day, meaning lovers the world over will be searching for appropriate music to express their feelings of appreciation to their significant others. I'm…
Michael Nelson | February 14, 2014 - 10:31 am
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Tokyo Police Club – “Hot Tonight”

Last month, Canadian indie band Tokyo Police Club made a big return with their smart, assured nine-minute new single "Argentina (Parts I, II, III)." Today,…
Tom Breihan | January 13, 2014 - 11:47 am
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Tokyo Police Club – “Argentina (Parts I, II, III)”

Back in '08, Canadian rock band Tokyo Police Club was rocketing to popularity. When they filmed a music video in my high school (that's my…
Miles Bowe | December 11, 2013 - 4:09 pm
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Tokyo Police Club Cover LCD Soundsystem, Phoenix, The Strokes

Tokyo Police Club has been unraveling a covers series for Polaroid -- ten songs culled from each of the last ten years -- and a…
Corban Goble | September 1, 2011 - 4:45 pm
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Born Ruffians – “First Date Kid” (Feat. David Monks)

This track, from Born Ruffians' new tour and digital EP, features Tokyo Police Club's Dave Monks, for what must have been the most polite and…
jessica | October 6, 2010 - 10:06 am
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Outside Lands 2010 In Photos

When we posted the Outside Lands festival lineup, we mentioned how the San Fransisco festival tried to fit it “between a jam and a rock…
jessica | August 16, 2010 - 3:57 pm

Tokyo Police Club @ Iceland Ice Skating Rink, Van Nuys 08/10/10

Would you like the opportunity to cross-check a member of your favorite band? Abiding by the theme of their album Champ, Tokyo Police Club invited…
Andrew Youssef | August 11, 2010 - 11:08 am

Tokyo Police Club – “Wait Up (Boots Of Danger)” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

We've brought you Tokyo Police Club's "Wait Up (Boots Of Danger)" in many forms: a stream, a live appearance on Letterman, a Dom remix, a…
jessica | July 8, 2010 - 5:08 pm
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Tokyo Police Club Bring “Wait Up (Boots Of Danger)” To Letterman

TPC's Champ standout "Wait Up (Boots Of Danger)" has a remix by DOM, and one by Passion Pit, and to complete the set, a relatively…
Amrit Singh | June 29, 2010 - 9:36 am

Tokyo Police Club – “Breakneck Speed (Andy Rourke Remix)”

Yes, it's that Andy Rourke, bassist for the Smiths, who put together this remix. Rourke hosts a show called Jetlag on East Village Radio, and…
jessica | June 18, 2010 - 2:08 pm
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Tokyo Police Club – “Wait Up (Boots Of Danger) (DOM Remix)”

After young Worcester, MA fringe-cultural ambassador DOM dug into Glasslands I was left repeating that he "does everything right," and this remix he filed for…
Amrit Singh | June 7, 2010 - 3:59 pm
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Toyko Police Club – “Wait Up (Boots Of Danger) (Passion Pit Remix)” & “Breakneck Speed” Video

Tokyo Police Club and Passion Pit are often tour mates, and probably mixtape mates for a great deal of love-starved pubescents. Both bands capture tee…
jessica | May 21, 2010 - 11:56 am

Tokyo Police Club – “Wait Up (Boots Of Danger)”

We premiered the longer, slower "Breakneck Speed" a couple weeks back; but Champ single "Wait Up (Boots Of Danger)" moves closer to Tokyo Police Club'…
jessica | May 3, 2010 - 9:34 am
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