Posts Tagged ‘Tokyo Police Club’


Well how fun is this…one of Canada’s premier indie record labels, Dine Alone, shares with us a 26 song compilation of their artists.

Download it is here!

There is a lot to love.

Full Tracklist:
01. Wintersleep – Spirit
02. The Dandy Warhols – Catcher In The Rye
03. The Cult – G O A T
04. Vanishing Life – Exile
05. BRONCHO – Señora Borealis
06. Hannah Georgas – Don’t Go
07. Black Mountain – Florian Saucer Attack
08. Music Band – Day Stealer
09. Monster Truck – Why Are You Not Rocking?
10. DZ Deathrays – Blood On My Leather
11. Vanessa Carlton – Nothing Where Something Used To Be (Steve Osborne Remix)
12. The Lumineers – Cleopatra
13. The Dirty Nil – Zombie Eyed
14. Tokyo Police Club – Not My Girl
15. Heyrocco – Build It Up
16. Little Scream – Love As A Weapon
17. Matthew Logan Vasquez – Personal
18. Lucius – Gone Insane
19. City and Colour – Runaway
20. Say Yes – Once Forward, Twice Back
21. Violent Soho – Viceroy
22. Oh Pep! – Doctor Doctor
23. Dune Rats – Bullshit
24. Sego – Wicket Youth
25. Diarrhea Planet – Life Pass
26. Solids – Wait It Out


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TPC david monks

David Monks of Tokyo Police Club stopped by CFOX in Vancouver today.

Tokyo Police Club perform tonight at The Imperial and tomorrow in Victoria as part of Rifflandia.

Check out this sweet cover of Kelly Clarkson’s 2004 hit “Since U Been Gone.”

Happy Friday! Off to Victoria tomorrow. DJ gig on Saturday, Rifflandia on Sunday.

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Tokyo Police Club are in Vancouver tonight for a show at The Imperial.  They perform tomorrow in Victoria atRifflandia.

Before their show today, they stopped by CFOX and I asked David to tell me about Eugene, Oregon.

//platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsI’ll have some live tunes (including a cover of “Since U Been Gone?” coming soon. *** youngempires

Toronto’s Young Empires performed last night in Vancouver at Fortune Sound Club. Today they stopped by CFOX on their way to the ferry to take part in the Rifflandia Festival in Victoria. I asked Matt about their song “Uncover Your Eyes.”

On the way out…they bumped into Tokyo Police Club…also in CFOX before their show tonight at The Imperial and then off to Rifflandia.

A photo posted by YOUNG EMPIRES (@youngempires) on Sep 18, 2015 at 2:24pm PDT



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Heatwave blasting British Columbia right now. It is sunny and hot in Vancouver and on the Island. Another glorious weekend back in Victoria. No DJ gigs meant maximum time out there getting after it with Coral and the kids. Sunday we hit a late brunch on the patio at the Beach House in Cordova Bay. I was able to work on that farmer’s tan. Good times.

We also managed to hit a little parade in Oak Bay, a fair, a foodtruck festival (which was actually a little disappointing when our favourite foodtruck was the one that was closed) and some scenic drives before Silicon Valley and Game of Thrones on Sunday. Just a textbook weekend.

Monday, an email from David Monks’ people. The Tokyo Police Club lead singer has a solo record out on June 16th called All Signs Point to Yes (Dine Alone).

Listening to “The Rules,” I can hear the style of TPC’s Forcefield. Dave says the songs are very honest, maybe too honest?

“It could be too honest for some people but I’m in a really good spot and wrote a bunch of sweet songs. I appreciate the connection that comes from sharing something that somebody might not have seen, that’s not visible to the naked eye. People do relate to it, and I find that super rewarding; that drives me in a lot of ways. I’m trying to understand what people really want to get out of music.”

Monks is on a little tour, check it if you live in one of these fine cities.

06/15 Washington, DC @ Black Cat Backstage
06/16 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
06/25 Toronto, ON @ The Garrison
06/26 Hamilton, ON @ Casbah Lounge
06/27 Ottwawa, ON @ House of TARG
07/08 Cambridge, MA @ TT The Bear’s Place
07/09 Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy

Tokyo Police Club is in Vancouver, September 18th at The Imperial.

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TPC Alix Goolden

Tokyo Police Club and Said The Whale were both in Victoria last Friday. Both stopped by my radio show and both performed a song.

TPC did an acoustic break down of their Forcefield epic “Argentina.”

Said The Whale decided to get festive with their song “Summertime in Australia.”

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Tokyo Police Club will bring us their third album in early 2014.  The first radio single is promised for January.  But to wet the whistle, the band gives us the humungous album cut “Argentina (part I, II, III).”  a 9-ish minute TPC song?  Strap in and feel the Gs!

So much to like about this song.  There are a few lines that popped out at me.

“Girl I wish we had a conversation,
Face to face.
Because when you speak,
you speak in waves.”

“Oh what a girl I want you wearing my T-shirt,
You wear it well.”

I am so excited for new TPC that I feel like Smiley Miley.  Here we go Cover song FREAK THE FUCK OUT!

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The pride of Newmarket, Ontario… Tokyo Police Club have a brand spanking new album out today called Champ.

Yesterday on the ZAS I had the chance to talk with Graham Wright, TPC’s keyboardist about their radio song “Wait Up (Boots of Danger)”

SWA?  Boots of Danger what does that even mean?  lets find out.

Interview>> Graham Wright on The Zone Afternoon Show
MP3>> Tokyo Police Club “Wait Up (Boots of Danger)”
MP3>> Tokyo Police Club “Wait Up (Boots of Danger) [Dom Remix]”

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Its good to be back

Back from a whirlwind trip to Vancouver to see my buddy Bob and bring Maddy to see Grandma and Grandpa.

Watched some hockey(go Nucks!), ate a mondo Tuna taco on Lonsdale and rolled into the Zone to a few interesting developments.

one.  New music from Tokyo Police Club.  They have a new single on the radio called “Wait Up (Boots of Danger).” and I found a song on their website from the upcoming record Champ (June 8th) that is a free download if you give your email address to them.

Stream: “Wait Up (Boots of Danger
Download: “Breakneck Speed

two. Maybe because it is a Monday… this video hit the spot.  Warning, the new M.I.A. music video for “Born Free” is SAVAGE with extreme violence.

That said, a great film.

Watch: M.I.A. – “Born Free”

It has a style that reminds me of the film “Children of Men.”  It is telling the story of maybe a near future fascist America that has decided they won’t tolerate anymore of a certain type of person… and how they deal with their “problem” group of humans is well… we’ve seen it in histry before, and we’ll see it again.  Like I said, the video is not for the faint of heart.  Very graphic.

Interview with Tokyo Police Club is coming up and I’ll have a new mix on Mixcloud tonight or tomorrow.

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