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Tokyo Police Club

The high-energy indie rock outfit Tokyo Police Club features vocalist/bassist Dave Monks, keyboardist/vocalist Graham Wright, guitarist/percussionist Josh Hook, and drummer/percussionist Greg Alsop. Forming in the wake of the breakup of the foursome's previous project, they regrouped as Tokyo Police Club in 2005. They began performing live around Toronto that summer, and the rousing receptions their shows got convinced the group to make Tokyo Police Club a full-time venture. Early in 2006 the band signed with local label Paper Bag Records and began recording their debut EP, A Lesson in Crime, which was released that spring. Buoyed by blog and MySpace buzz, Tokyo Police Club embarked on their largest tour yet that fall. Around the same time, A Lesson in Crime was reissued with wider distribution, and 2008 saw the release of the band's full-length debut, Elephant Shell. By the end of the year, Tokyo Police Club had already begun working on their second album, Champ, which they ultimately released in 2010. After touring the album heavily, they began writing songs in 2011; that year, they also embarked on the Ten Days, Ten Covers, Ten Years project, which found them cranking out covers of songs from the 2000s by artists including Kelly Clarkson and Queens of the Stone Age. The band supported Foster the People on tour in 2012, and amidst all this activity, Monks relocated to New York and Alsop moved to Boston. In 2013, they returned to the studio with co-producer Doug Boehm. Late that year, the first taste of their third album surfaced with "Argentina (Pts. 1, 2 & 3)," which was more ambitious and polished than much of their previous music. Early in 2014, the summery single "It's Hot Tonight" arrived just before Forcefield's March release. At the end of the year, Tokyo Police Club reconvened in New York City to record two new songs, and continued to record in short spurts whenever they had the time. These spontaneous sessions resulted in Melon Collie and the Infinite Radness, a pair of EPs that the band released during 2017. ~ Heather Phares
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Stations Featuring
Tokyo Police Club

    '00s Indie

    '00s Indie
    3 songs

    Top Alternative

    Top Alternative
    2 songs

    Alternative Mix

    Alternative Mix
    2 songs

    Pop Rock

    Pop Rock
    2 songs

    Top Indie

    1 song

    Indie Rock Mix

    1 song

    Indie Party

    1 song

Albums by
Tokyo Police Club

Top Songs by
Tokyo Police Club

  1.   Song
  2.   Boots of Danger (Wait Up)
  3.   Nature of the Experiment
  4.   My House
  5.   Tessellate
  6.   Your English Is Good
  7.   In A Cave
  8.   Not My Girl
  9.   Frankenstein
  10.   Breakneck Speed
  11.   Cheer It On
  12.   Awesome Day
  13.   Nursery, Academy
  14.   If It Works
  15.   Shoulders & Arms
  16.   (Set List Title: Cableguy)
  17.   Under Control
  18.   Little Sister
  19.   Kim & Jessie
  20.   Strictly Game
  21.   Listen To The Math
  22.   Centennial
  23.   A Lesson in Crime
  24.   Box
  25.   La Ferrassie
  26.   Be Good
  27.   Juno
  28.   Citizens of Tomorrow
  29.   Algebra Love Scene
  30.   Vertigo
  31.   Hang Your Heart
  32.   Losing You
  33.   The Ocean
  34.   Happy Valentines Day
  35.   Hot Tonight
  36.   Sweetness
  37.   Since U Been Gone
  38.   Long Distance Call
  39.   Party in the U.S.A.
  40.   Not Sick
  41.   Hands Reversed
  42.   Favourite Food
  43.   Favourite Colour
  44.   The Baskervilles
  45.   Cut Cut Paste
  46.   Graves
  47.   Living Like This
  48.   Please Don't Let Me Down
  49.   South Side
  50.   All My Friends
  51.   Big Difference
  52.   Bambi
  53.   Sixties Remake
  54.   The Harrowing Adventures Of...
  55.   End of a Spark
  56.   PCH
  57.   Gone

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