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Tokyo Police Club announce new album, TPC, share “Hercules” and “DLTFWYH”: Stream

The Canadian outfit nearly split up while working on the Forcefield follow-up

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Tokyo Police Club announce TPC new album
Tokyo Police Club, photo by Mimi Raver

    Tokyo Police Club are returning this fall with their first album in four years. Dubbed simply TPC, it’s due to hit shelves October 5th through Dine Alone Records.

    The forthcoming 12-track effort came together under much different circumstances than past Tokyo Police Club records. Following the release of 2014’s Forcefield, the band’s group members grew somewhat distant, separated by different outside projects as well as actual physical distance as each planted roots in various cities. It soon negatively affected the way they made music, and the thought of breaking up crossed their minds.

    But bassist Dave Monks wouldn’t hear any of it. “Fuck no,” he said to the possibility of a split. “Let’s make it about being present for the moments that are important more than about being devoted to some rock stardom fantasy. We at least gotta go make Abbey Road first, and go out with a bang. You don’t have to give me five records. Just give me a few more rehearsals and some studio time and then we’ll figure it out.”

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    Monks helped push the band through this dark, doubtful period and it was on the other side that Tokyo Police Club not only rediscovered themselves, but their love for music. The Canadian indie rockers then holed themselves up inside a church in rural Ontario where they banged out the songs that would eventually become TPC. Rob Schnapf, who worked with them on 2010’s Champ, was brought back for production purposes and assisted in recapturing the enthusiasm of the band’s earlier years.

    To coincide with the LP news, Tokyo Police Club have shared not one, but two singles. The first is a jaunty little rocker titled “Hercules”, while “DLTFWYH” is essentially one long buildup to a rewardingly boisterous explosion of guitars. Check out both below.

    TPC Artwork:

    tokyo police club tpc album

    TPC Tracklist:
    01. New Blues
    02. Pigs
    03. Hercules
    04. Simple Dude
    05. Unseen
    06. DLTFWYH
    07. Can’t Stay Here
    08. Outtatime
    09. Ready To Win
    10. Edgy
    11. One Of These Days
    12. Daisy Chain

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    About a week after their album’s release, Tokyo Police Club hit the road for a North American tour.

    Tokyo Police Club 2018 Tour Dates:
    10/16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
    10/18 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Good Will Social Club
    10/19 – Saskatoon, SK @ Capitol Music Club
    10/21 – Regina, SK @ The Exchange
    10/23 – Red Deer, AB @ Bo’s Bar
    10/24 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
    10/25 – Calgary, AB @ Commonwealth
    10/26 – Calgary, AB @ Commonwealth
    10/29 – Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret
    10/30 – Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret
    10/31 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
    11/01 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
    11/02 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
    11/03 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
    11/05 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
    11/06 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
    11/07 – Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge
    11/08 – Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge
    11/09 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
    11/10 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
    11/16 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
    11/17 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom

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