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Tokyo Police Club turn a negative into a positive in ‘Simple Dude’

 

Tokyo Police Club have been busy creating a sweet melodic racket for the past decade or so, but still feel and sound like a band boosted by fresh energy. On Friday (September 7), the Ontario aughts-rock survivalists release new single “Simple Dude,” another cut off their forthcoming October 5 album TPC, which is served up by Dine Alone Records. The weathered guitar-rock track comes today with a music video crafted from film negatives shot by bassist/vocalist Dave Monks during album recording sessions in Los Angeles, which were then animated by videographer Anne Douris. “To me — ‘Simple Dude’ is a roller coaster… the slow climb of the verse — the drop of the chorus… that lift in the pit of your gut as you pull back up into the second verse and that feeling of just soaring right as the cart slows down towards the end,” says drummer Greg Alsop. “That’s what I felt the first time we played through it and that’s what I still feel every time we play it.” Check the video below, as well as all the upcoming Tokyo Police Club live dates. Featured image by Eddy Leiva for Vanyaland.

Tokyo Police Club 2018 Live Dates:
October 16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
October 18 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Good Will Social Club
October 19 – Saskatoon, SK @ Capitol Music Club
October 21 – Regina, SK @ The Exchange
October 23 – Red Deer, AB @ Bo’s Bar
October 24 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
October 25 – Calgary, AB @ Commonwealth
October 25 – Calgary, AB @ Commonwealth
October 27 – Banff, AB @ Rose and Crown
October 29 – Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret
October 30 – Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret
October 31 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
November 01 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
November 02 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
November 03 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
November 05 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
November 06 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
November 07 – Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge
November 08 – Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge
November 09 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
November 10 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
November 16 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
November 17 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom