Tokyo Police Club

Watch: Tokyo Police Club “Simple Dude” Video

Sep 06, 2018

Hey, Tokyo Police Club are back with a new song and video "Simple Dude". A meaty guitar riff opens up the new single from the Ontario quartet's new album TPC, out October 5th on Dine Alone Records. The video was created using film negatives shot by bassist/vocalist Dave Monks during the recording of the new album, in Los Angeles this winter – scratching lyrics and imagery directly into the film negatives, animated by videographer Anne Douris.

Discussing the single, drummer Greg Alsop stated:  “To me – Simple Dude is a roller coaster… the slow climb of the verse - the drop of the chorus… that lift in the pit of your gut as you pull back up into the second verse and that feeling of just soaring right as the cart slows down towards the end. That’s what I felt the first time we played through it and that’s what I still feel every time we play it."

TPC is the first album in four years from Tokyo Police Club and almost never got made due to serious consideration of calling it quits. But they thought better of it and pushed through despite geographical separation. The band will celebrate with a special North American tour of underplays, kicking off October 16 in New York.

 

 

Tour Dates:
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
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