Sunday, February 25, 2007

Sasquatch Festival:: Tokyo Police Club

I figure if I'm going to try to profile all the acts playing at this year's Sasquatch Festival, I might as well start with a Canadian one. Toyko Police Club is a little indie act from the booming metropolis of Newmarket, Ontario.

For a first time effort, their debut EP - A Lesson in Crime - is well thought out. Seven songs (none over three minutes in length) that explore garage, dancey post-punk, and emo. You can hear traces of so many influences - Q & Not U and the Strokes are the immediate ear grabbers, but this quartet has the potential you always hear about from blog darlings, and as they mature I'm expecting improved lyrical content - which seems to be the only thing the band struggles with. If you like fast paced, heavy delay guitars, handclaps and that sing/shout style, this band is for you.

Web site :: myspace :: paperbag records

Reviews:: pitchfork / coke matters glow
MP3:: Nature of the Experiment
MP3:: Citizens of Tomorrow (Space Ballad mix) - via STG
Stream:: A Lesson in Crime

Posted at 11:17 AM by ack :: 3 comments

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At 6:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous did sayeth:

love these guys. nature of the experiment is an increadablly catchy song. Citizen shows quite a different side of them that i didn't know exsisted. I'd love to see these guys live


At 5:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous did sayeth:

I never thought I'd see the phrase booming metropolis next to Newmarket


At 12:32 AM, Blogger Robert did sayeth:

nature of the experiment, great tune.


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