Today Tokyo Police Club announced their much anticipated follow-up to 2010’s “Champ”. “Forcefield” is available to pre-order now on iTunes, with an immediate download of their brand new single “Hot Tonight”.
“Since writing started for Forcefield in mid-2011 there have been so many trends and every kind of ‘wave.’ We saw them all come and disappear or change into something broader. It left us wanting to make something that would last. We ended up rediscovering energy and guitars and simple, direct songs. There was certainly a lot of pressure to take the music somewhere new and there were lots of opinions about how to do that, but in the end we blocked all that out and followed our instincts. I think that’s what Forcefieldis—it doesn’t matter what else is going on out there, the music just has to be honest and have a real feeling to it.” — David Monks
The aforementioned “Hot Tonight” premiered earlier this morning over on Pitchfork, and is available to stream now.
In case you missed it at the end of last year, Tokyo Police Club also dropped a preview of their new record in the form of “Argentina (Parts I, II, III)”, watch the 9-minute video below.
Tokyo Police Club have unveiled the tracklisting for their forthcoming new album using a word search, of course. Solved for you just below, because it’s January, and we understand that things are feeling particularly difficult right now.
Gonna Be Ready
Through The Wire
Feel The Effect
Grab a taster of the band’s new effort now with the 9-minute “Argentina (Parts I, II, III)”, and stay tuned for more exciting info coming soon.
It’s been pretty quiet on the Tokyo Police Club front since the release of their 2010 record “Champ”, but the wait for more new music is over(!), the band today took to their Facebook to unveil an 8-minute video titled “Argentina (Parts I, II, III)”. Sadly, that’s all the TPC info we can give you for now, but, watch this space, we’ll have more details for you very soon.
Starting at 12pm PST on Tuesday, August 23rd, Tokyo Police Club will be working on a project called “Ten Songs, Ten Hours, Ten Days, Ten Years.” They’re going to record 10 cover songs from the years 2001-2010 over the course of 10 days.
Here’s the release schedule and list of sites that will premiere each song:
August 24 – “2001” – EntertainmentWeekly.com – 1pm EST/10am PST
August 25 – “2002” – AlternativePress.com – 1pm EST/10am PST
August 26 – “2003” – AlternativePress.com – 1pm EST/10am PST
August 27 – “2004” – Spinner.com – 1pm EST/10am PST
August 29 – “2005” – Mashable.com – 1pm EST/10am PST
August 30 – “2006” – AVClub.com – 1pm EST/10am PST
August 31 – “2007” – AVClub.com – 1pm EST/10am PST
September 1 – “2008” – FliterMagazine.com – 1pm EST/10am PST
September 2 – “2009” – FilterMagazine.com – 1pm EST/10am PST
September 3 – “2010” – ARTISTdirect.com – 1pm EST/10am PST
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