TOKYO POLICE CLUB don’t WAIT or give UP, their BOOTS are made for rocking jams OF DANGERous proportions

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♫ Tokyo Police Club – Breakneck Speed

I don’t even know where to start with this one. One of my favorite bands is releasing a new album after dropping an epic first single? (above) Yeah, expectations were high. After getting the album I didn’t even listen to it right away, had to wait for the perfect moment. Days or even a week later I finally turned it on and listened pensively as the 11 tracks churned through my ears. Well, the verdict is in and this is one of the years best albums, for sure. Yeah, their firecracker energy of their early EPs is gone but in it’s place is a diamond hard band delivering an announcement that they are older, wiser, and can craft the shit out of some spiky indie rock. I should also probably mention that Dave Monks lyrics are awesome as usual and worth paying a bit of extra attention to. Nearly every track has been starred in my iTunes as my album “fave” (most albums get 1, 2 at best). “Favorite Food” warms us up for the album with it’s lyrical balance of youth and maturity and musical balance of slow and fast. “End of A Spark” trots out thumping drums and twangy guitars for a medium paced foot-stomping fest. “Gone” is sharp guitars and breezy oohs for a beach trip. “Big Difference” kicks out out of the gate and doesn’t stop as it hurtles through signature TPC guitars. “Not Sick” is a big burst of a late album anthem that is impossible not to groove to. And then, there is “Wait Up (Boots Of Danger)” which is the latest single as deservedly so. Love those Ooh oohs!

♫ Tokyo Police Club – Wait Up (Boots Of Danger)

The “Wait Up” video is out now, as well as some other goodies like an RAC mix (hells yeah!). So get the album and let’s make it a TPC summer!!

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10 replies
  1. Lisa
    Lisa says:

    Your post on “Breakneck Speed” didn't disappoint. It was everything you described and more, I'm really liking the song :) Thank you for the great post!

  2. jonathan_uk
    jonathan_uk says:

    The awesome Breakneck Speed has been on my 2010 playlist for quite a while but I hadn't got round to investigating the band any further than that.

    Wait Up (Boots of Danger) has been played quite a bit on BBC 6music but I'm not overly mad on it – it reminds me too much of The Wombats, who I'm not that much of a fan of!!

    I'll be sure to give the album a listen sometime this week though – is the first album worth checking out too?

  3. jonathan_uk
    jonathan_uk says:

    Actually – the DOM Remix of Wait Up (Boots of Danger) is much better – have you blogged about that yet?

  4. Brandon @ TBE
    Brandon @ TBE says:

    Hmm, I never noticed the Wombats similarity but I guess I can see what
    you mean. Get TPCs first two EPs and you'll never think of the Wombats
    again! And yeah, I would recommend Elephant Shell but for me those EPs
    are where it's at. And Champ is steadily growing on me.

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