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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

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    Top Alternative
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    Alternative Mix
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    Pop Rock

    Pop Rock
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    '00s Indie

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

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