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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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Tokyo Police Club

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Albums by
Tokyo Police Club

Top Songs by
Tokyo Police Club

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

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