January 25, 2008

Tokyo Police Club, Alfies, Kingston, 6 February 2007

Posted in bootleg, mp3 at 1:31 pm by rgsc

photo taken at the Bowery Ballroom, NYC, 7 April 2007, by Maryanne Ventrice.

Are you ready for it? Tokyo Police Club have finished recording and mixing their new album – “Elephant Shell”, due out in April – and are embarking on a pre-release tour. It will be time to see if they can build upon their rather excellent (but very, very brief) EPs. I am quite interested to see how they handle a full length. Given the few new songs they were previewing on their last tour, it seems that they are sticking primarily with the blistering, short rawkers that they made their name with, but are exploring slower, more melodic songs as well. I have a feeling fans of the band will not be disappointed with the new album (which I haven’t heard) but exactly how much they have grown since “A Lesson In Crime” was released remains to be seen. They hit Nathan Phillips Square tomorrow for a free show (i think) and will be at the Ale House in Kingston on Wednesday, Jan. 30th. Here are some more Ontario dates:

Jan. 26, 2008 Nathan Phillips Square – Toronto
Jan. 30, 2008 The Ale House – Kingston
Feb. 1, 2008 Forwell Hall – London
Feb. 2, 2008 Sleeman Centre – Guelph

Full dates here, including a ton of US & CDN dates in March and April. Below you will find a few songs from their visit to Kingston nearly one year ago. Its a bit rumbly in spots – sorry about that it was loudloudloud in there – but I hope you dig it.

Tokyo Police Club, Alfies, Kingston, 6 February 2007

* Cheer it On
* Graves
* Cut Cut Paste
* Box
* Your English is Good
* Citizens of Tomorrow
* Nature of the Experiment
* Be Good

Until April rolls around, tide yourself over with the two eps and some shirts and stuff.


Be sure to check out The Burning Hell and The Barmitzvah Brothers at the Artel [hmm. looks like their website is down at the moment. keep trying] TONIGHT (Jan 25th). They both have smashing new(ish) albums out and it should be a great show.


  1. indie.mom said,

    Very nice…I hope to see TPC in March, so I appreciate these! Thanks!

  2. rgsc said,

    Glad you dig it. I caught them on wednesday and they were pretty darn good – better than this concert. They absolutely tore through their set. thanks for the comment.

  3. Rob said,

    Thanks for posting these – I missed them the other night because of that awful, awful snow storm.

    I think the new album isn’t supposed to out until halfway (or further) into their winter tour – does this make any sense at all?

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