Tokyo Police Club
For many indie-rock fans, Tokyo Police Club is a household name. They’ve been making albums for what seems like forever now (aka 10+ years), but they seem to only be beginning. It’s been two years since their electric album Forcefield and it’s time for a taste of something new. Luckily Tokyo Police Club has been brewing up new music and it’s officially out to the world. Melon Collie and the Infinite Radness: Part One is their new EP, released last week, and it’s got quite the spark. One of the standout tracks is “Please Don’t Let Me Down”, with its rock energy and signature TPC quirkiness. There are no crazy bells and whistles, just a pure indie-rock jam that’ll get people dancing around to its catchiness. Check out that tune below and get a taste of the rest of the EP at Tokyo Police Club’s soundcloud page (which you can find by clicking the track below!)
I can’t have many more summers like this. Silver Car Crash is the result of that realization and the looming issue I refuse to face that is my future. I know what I am about to say about ideas is ironic considering this cover, title, and paragraph are a direct result of my ideas, but I don’t feel like I do enough with my ideas. Here’s why. In the perfect world, everyone shares their best ideas, and from that grand mixing pot of people’s best ideas, the absolute best idea is selected as the concept for a product. But in the world we live in, the best idea doesn’t always win, so we learn to conform. We learn to adjust our ideas to fit with old ideas. In essence, we are constantly updating the second or third best idea, and no matter how much we update that idea it will never match the potential of the absolute best idea. iPhone 5s are a good reference for this process. It is backwards and terrible, so that’s why a frustrated, young thinker invented art (probably) because there is no “best” art; there are many “best” art(s). I don’t really know the point of this. I just know that I enjoy using art as the medium for sharing my ideas because the real world is horrifying, and there’s no reason why the best idea shouldn’t always win. But the fact that I enjoy something doesn’t mean it’s right, and as I type this I am realizing that I need to start sharing more ideas outside of a safe, cushioned context and face this shit head on in a silver car crash. Okay, that was corny. But hey, I said the title, so it had to feel at least a little validating after reading all the crap I wrote above. Sorry. Don’t conform, and be brave.
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“Favourite Colour” (PUNCHES Remix) – Tokyo Police Club
Dear Tokyo Police Club,
I know it’s taken me a while, but since you wrote this song for me, I suppose I should answer your questions.
1. My “favourite colour” is blue.
2. I don’t have a brother, silly! OR a younger sibling. Come on now, you knew that!
3. See above.
4. So when you say record, do you mean RECORD? If that’s the case, it was Depeche Mode. If you mean hard copy of music in general, I’m pretty sure it was the TLC tape.
So there you have it. Thanks for the song, I’ve always loved it.
P.S. Hey PUNCHES, dope remix!