Tokyo Police Club have shared their new album ‘TPC’ via All Music. It’s out now via Dine Alone Records – purchase ‘TPC’ via the Dine Alone Store. The band will head out on a month-long North American tour starting October 16, that sees them playing multiple nights in smaller, more intimate venues, and just announced a March run of dates on East Coast of the U.S. (all dates below).
Written during 2017 in a church in remote rural Ontario, ‘TPC’ is a fresh start for a band who have been playing together since high school. Living in separate cities, spread out across the continent, vocalist/bassist Dave Monks, keyboardist/guitarist Graham Wright, guitarist Josh Hook and drummer Greg Alsop had been creating songs via e-mail. But after a tour celebrating their 10th anniversary, the guys needed a fresh start. Plugging in and playing for the sheer fun of it for the first time in years, they discovered that the songs came easy, crackling with the raw energy of a band falling in love with music all over again.
When they were ready to take these songs in to the studio, they felt there was only one person to capture that energy on record – producer Rob Schnapf, who the band worked with on 2010’s ‘Champ’. They convened at his Eagle Rock, Los Angeles studio this winter and, in a matter of weeks, had created an album that feels like a culmination of their experience and a new beginning all at once.
It’s a collection of fully collaborative songs that finds the band through with being cool, through with doubting themselves, and through with wasting time. ‘TPC’ is self-titled – almost – because it’s Tokyo Police Club circa 2018: scarred but smarter, experienced but fresh, older and wiser but fully re-energized.
10/16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right [sold out]
10/18 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Good Will Social Club [sold out]
10/19 – Saskatoon, SK @ Capitol Music Club
10/21 – Regina, SK @ The Exchange
10/23 – Red Deer, AB @ Bo’s Bar
10/24 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room [sold out]
10/25 – Calgary, AB @ Commonwealth [sold out]
10/25 – Calgary, AB @ Commonwealth
10/27 – Banff, AB @ Rose and Crown
10/29 – Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret [sold out]
10/30 – Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret [sold out]
10/31 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
11/01 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza [sold out]
11/02 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge [sold out]
11/03 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
11/05 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill [sold out]
11/06 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
11/07 – Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge [sold out]
11/08 – Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge
11/09 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
11/10 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room [sold out]
11/16 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
11/17 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
03/08 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
03/09 – Hamden, CT @ Space
03/12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
03/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
03/15 – Washington, DC @ DC9
03/18 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
03/19 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
03/20 – Nashville, TN @ High Watt
03/22 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
03/23 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
For more information on Tokyo Police Club, visit tokyopoliceclub.com.