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Tokyo Police Club Share Video for New Song “Simple Dude”

TPC Due Out October 5 via Dine Alone

Sep 06, 2018 Tokyo Police Club
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Tokyo Police Club are releasing a new Rob Schnapf-produced album, TPC, on October 5 via Dine Alone. Previously they shared three songs from it: “New Blues,” “Hercules,” and “DLTFWYH.” Now they have shared another song from the album, “Simple Dude,” via a video for the track. Watch it below, followed by the band’s upcoming tour dates.

The video was made using film negatives shot by bassist/vocalist Dave Monks during the recording of the album. Lyrics and imagery are scratched directly into the film negatives, which were then animated by videographer Anne Douris.

Drummer Greg Alsop had this to say about the song in a press release: “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.”

Tokyo Police Club Tour Dates:

10/16 - Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right [sold out]
10/18 - Winnipeg, MB @ The Good Will Social Club
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
10/29 - Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret [sold out]
10/30 - Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret
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

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