Tokyo Police Club – Forcefield

Canadian collective Tokyo Police Club have spent their previous body of work (two LPs and two EPs) painstakingly crafting a signature sound. It drew a little bit from rock and a little bit from post-punk, and it was unmistakably, completely theirs, a kind of touchstone for seemingly cool and collected college kids who were really just tangled balls of emotion. No other rock song had the same blueprint as “Sixties Remake” from 2008’s Elephant Shell, and there are few songs that I have loved quite as much as “Breakneck Speed” from 2010’s Champ. David Monks’ nimble lyricism coupled with killer guitar hooks produced albums perfect for repeat lineups, somehow both comfortably familiar and full of distinct wrinkles.

Release Date
March 25, 2014
Mom + Pop
digital, vinyl, cd
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