New Tokyo Police Club – “In A Cave”

Tokyo Police Club’s still a young band and already they’ve given us two releases — the wave-making A Lesson In Crime EP, the sturdy Smith EP — but given TPC’s penchant for two-minute tunes, really it’s only fair this next platter come with more than four-to-six cuts. Saddle Creek snapped up the precocious post-punkers a while back and yes finally an LP is on its way, “In A Cave” being its first serving. Under three minutes (still), fuzzed-up bass (as always), handclaps (again), group chants (of course), but this time out TPC doesn’t sound like they’re in such a rush, allowing their uncanny knack for pop tracks to brush by a little more smoothly, to expand a bit more patiently. “Cave”‘s got nothing on our favorite TPC moment, but it is a fine look at what’s creeping out of their Elephant Shell.

Tokyo Police Club – “In A Cave” (MP3)

Elephant Shell is out in the US on 4/22 via Saddle Creek, in the UK on 5/5/08 via Memphis Industries.

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