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A Lesson in Crime

A Lesson in Crime
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Published 9 years, 5 months ago 15 comments


Tokyo Police Club - A Lesson In Crime

10 years, 2 months ago at Mar 31 9:18
These Canadian indie scene newcomers have signed to Saddle Creek since the release of this debut EP, A Lesson in Crime, and listening to it makes you understand why.

The quality present here is undeniable. Short, fierce pop songs with catchy hooks and strong use of instruments and voice all around. At times, the voice of Dave Monks is whiny, but he redeems himself with another burst... read more
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Description: J J It's nigh on impossible to review a young, indie rock band anymore without referencing their predecessors, their colleagues who have created the anxiety of influence. Here, David Monks' voice, combined with Joshua Hook's compressed-spray on guitar, certainly conjure early Strokes, but then comparisons just fall short. Tokyo Police Club's command of multiple tempos and rhythmic palettes sets up spacey atmospheres to tumble through, with a hefty blast at their beck and call. There's a languid undertow here, Monks pulling you in with a slow, warm-water voice only to let his pals bludgeon you with just-so rhythms that, even in ... (more)
Manufacturer: Paper Bag
Release date: 1 May 2006
EAN: 0880893002028 UPC: 880893002028
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