All "Tokyo Police Club" stories

Return to Story

Featured Tokyo Police Club stories

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 »

More "Tokyo Police Club" stories

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 completion of TPC’s 2013 record Forcefield. The EP is entitled All Signs Point To Yes and comes off as the analog counter-narrative to TPC’s meticulous, electrified dance-rock. On Yes’ seven songs,… More »

By: 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 nostalgia, you will. That hook, the placement in the movie Loser (back when Jason Biggs was a likable romantic lead and Orange Is The New Black hadn’t made us all… More »

By: Miles Bowe / July 29, 2014 - 5:14 pm

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 the single “Hot Tonight.” That track was a short and sweet dose of power pop, especially after following the ambitious nine-minute lead single “Argentina (Parts I, II, III).” You ca… More »

By: 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 — Rush Midnight is the solo project of bassist Russ Manning from Twin Shadow, after all — but the remixed version is still punchy and dynamic in its disco groove. Check… More »

By: 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.” In the video, the band members spend a day in a dimly lit bar adorned with retro arcade machines, playing video games and having drinks with friends. There are all-around good… More »

By: 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 of their career. Now you can hear the band’s new album Forcefield in full at the New York Times. More »

By: Miles Bowe / March 18, 2014 - 3:47 pm

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,” the third single from their forthcoming Forcefield, they prove they can still write straightforward rock songs with significant pop chops. In other words, it finds them doing what they do… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 24, 2014 - 10:00 am

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 not sure Tokyo Police Club’s “Happy Valentine’s Day” is the right choice of song to achieve such a purpose — the title appears in the last lines of the song:… More »

By: Michael Nelson / February 14, 2014 - 10:31 am

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, we learn that that song will open up Forcefield, the band’s first new album since 2010’s Champ. Band frontman David Monks co-produced the album alongside Girls producer Doug Boehm. The… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 13, 2014 - 11:47 am

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 friend Alex playing the bully), everyone was buzzing about how there were rock stars on campus. A lot has changed since then though, and the band has been fairly quiet… More »

By: Miles Bowe / December 11, 2013 - 4:09 pm

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 few more of these have surfaced. Check out covers of LCD Soundsystem’s “All My Friends,” Phoenix’s “Long Distance Call,” the Strokes’ “Under Control,” and Kelly Clarkson’s guess-which-one, all below:… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 1, 2011 - 4:45 pm

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 self-effacing recording session of all time. It sounds like a good mix of the two songwriters’s talents, with Ruffians’s sparse bass and drums accompanying Monks’s opening verse, before they trade… More »

By: jessica / October 6, 2010 - 10:06 am

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 space,” especially with Further (featuring the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir and Phil Lesh) and the Strokes headlining on Saturday. According to our photographer Graeme Flegenheimer there was a hippie/hipster divide… More »

By: 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 a handful of fans for some friendly competition as TPC reminded us that they are Canadian, and therefore able to write a worthy sophomore LP and school us at hockey… More »

By: 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 Passion Pit remix. Not done yet. The giddy first single from their excellent Champ has a video. Full of dogs. Dogs! Dogs running. Dogs jumping. Dog diving into a swimming… More »

By: jessica / July 8, 2010 - 5:08 pm

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 enthusiastic “how about these guys” from Letterman last night. If you missed it:… More »

By: 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 he (along with co-host Double Ole) worked this remix. We’re told Rourke simply liked “Breakneck Speed,” the first taste from the band’s newest album Champ, so much that he wanted… More »

By: jessica / June 18, 2010 - 2:08 pm

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 Tokyo Police Club’s racing Champ single “Wait Up (Boots Of Danger)” sorta extends the trend. More for the associations than the remix itself: Passion Pit’s already delivered a take onMore »

By: Amrit Singh / June 7, 2010 - 3:59 pm

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 teen regret and anxiety with pitch perfect (and some time high-pitched perfect) accuracy. Champ’s first single, “Wait Up (Boots Of Danger)” was already running at breakneck speed, so Passion Pit mostly… More »

By: 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’s regular (breakneck) speed. “You never get nervous anymore / So wait up!” singer/bassist Dave Monks demands over the chorus, though “demands” is a little strong for these guys — it… More »

By: jessica / May 3, 2010 - 9:34 am
1 2 3