Tokyo Police Club Forthcoming Album, 'Forcefield' Streaming Now
Forcefield, the forthcoming album from critically lauded Tokyo Police Club, is streaming now at The New York Times: http://nyti.ms/19UUpB1. The new record, due March 25 via Mom + Pop Music (and March 24 in Europe via Dine Alone/Memphis Industries.), is receiving early critical acclaim-Pitchfork notes, "Tokyo Police Club remain one of the few guitar-based indie rock bands that can pen danceable songs that pop without overtly and desperately trying to be 'dance-pop,'" while SPIN describes the new music as "ebullient, über-polished," and Stereogum adds they "they can still write straightforward rocks songs with significant pop chords." To celebrate the release, the band will embark on a nationwide tour beginning this April, with support from Geographer and Said the Whale.
Furthermore, in addition to the special "Pledge Music Campaign" for fans, Forcefield can be pre-ordered at iTunes, Amazon and InSound for vinyl. A limited edition of white-sleeve Forcefield bootlegs are also available now, one week early at independent retailers across America. The band hand-customized each copy. For a list of potentially participating shops, check here: http://recordstoreday.com/Venues.
Forcefield was produced by Doug Boehm (Dr. Dog, Girls) and David Monks (vocals, bass). Of the new music Monks notes, "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 Forcefield is-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." See below for full track listing.