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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

    Alternative Mix
    2 songs

    Pop Rock

    Pop Rock
    2 songs

    '00s Indie

    '00s Indie
    3 songs

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

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