“Tokyo Police Club” are a four-piece Canadian indie bedrock bandage from Newmarket, Ontario. Tokyo Police Club were formed in 2005 and they are Dave Monks (Vocals and Bass), Josh Hook (Guitar), Graham Wright (Keyboards) and Greg Alsop (Drums). Their agreeable genres are mainly indie rock, barn bedrock and post-punk revival.
Elephant Carapace has a acceptable aperture with “Centennial”. In the few abnormal aloft opening, you can apprehend the complete of a malfunctioned robot. The apprentice ability be ashore or awash somewhere, i anticipation to myself. Shortly, the blah keyboard and Dave Monks just arise in. Bazaar is not a fast bounce track, but the guitar and bass assume to be able to plan this clue out. In the bridge, handclaps abutting by keyboard, just arise in for a abrupt second. And that ability be one of the best moments on Centennial. At the end, i like Dave Monks goes, “I’m alone adulatory well, admitting you won’t accept me, this advancing Thursday evening, is our centennial…” and succeeded by wedding-like keyboard. A abbreviate opening, but i’m assertive to acquisition out added about Tokyo Police Club.
“In A Cave” starts with guitar that comes in from distant afore abutting by In A Cave’s amount bassline. Afore Dave comes in, the music is already absolutely good. If it comes to the choir area Dave afresh goes, “All my hair grows in, wrinkles leave my skin, but still, don’t fade… I’ll be aback afresh if the course is in some day…”, the keyboard al of a abrupt enters and the blow of Tokyo Police Club can be heard allowance Dave out in the background. The additional carol gets even fiercer with the guitar and bass, but somehow it’s not loud. It still manages to complete ablaze and effortless. The best bet on In A Cavern is absolutely the actual 1 minute afterwards the additional chorus. Dave just struts his stuff, “Elephant shell, you’re my cavern and I’ve been ambuscade out, will you acquaint me a little bit about, a bit about yourself?” and abutting him are the guitar, bass, drums and keyboard which play in addendum that we aboriginal heard in the beginning. Alone this time, Tokyo Police Club add some abracadabra to it! Impressive being by Tokyo Police Club here!
From the lyrics of “Graves”, it sounds like a Software of a abhorrence movie. “Pack your ashes backpack a watch, change of clothes and a face cloth, accommodated me area your mother lies, we’ll dig graves on both her sides…” The guitar keeps arena in a bend already Graves opens afore the drums, bass and keyboard arise in all together. A abrupt adrenaline rush! Graves is one of those advance that don’t absolutely accept a choir and relies on the music to annoyance it or accomplish it a best track. Afterwards Dave’s vocals on the additional verse, it feels like Tokyo Police Club are accepting a abbreviate breach by arena the music. They absolutely do accept a able affection for keyboards. Advancing the end, Dave just sing to the end accompanied by a howl-like complete that comes on and off.
“Juno” has some boom beats traveling on. As Dave sings in the chorus, it looks like there’s a complete in the accomplishments which i anticipate is produced by the apparatus Xylophone, abacus some Christmas feel to it. Reaching the chorus, Juno seems to be axis to keyboard to go forth with Dave’s vocals, “You and your bubbling eyes, alleged it off so backward at night, but your hand’s on your heart, because your head’s consistently right…” The Xylophone aswell plays its allotment actuality on a few addendum that absolutely accompaniment the chorus. As Juno goes on, it ends on a abrupt and annoyed note, “Juno, you’re tired…” But i’m just accepting started to apperceive Tokyo Police Club.
“Tessellate” has some top and aciculate pitched guitar in the beginning. Just as Dave sings anniversary byword of the verse, the keyboards which acquire some addictive capacity just arise in at the appropriate time to accomplish abiding we as admirers are accepting a acceptable time alert to Tessellate. In the chorus, Dave sings with his already-known voice, “… Dead lovers salivate, torn hearts tessellate tonight…” Tokyo Police Club appearance some accomplishment actuality by abacus duke bolt forth ancillary to Dave’s voice. The absolute accord on Tessellate is absolutely the complete of the keyboard which consistently never fails to abduction my absorption as it’s too good. And at times, it sounds like a piano. Now i just can’t get the complete of it off my head.
“Sixties Remake” bliss off with some brittle guitar aperture that reminds me of those motorcycles engine on the highway. As this song goes and alcove a point area an exclaimation of “Hey” can be heard, i already knew Sixties Remake is one of the advance that is traveling to be my favourite on Elephant Shell. The brittle guitar is one of the factors that keeps Sixties Remake so good. In the chorus, Dave just goes, “Hey! Bat your lips, shut your eyes… Hey! Swing those chains, and alpha a fight, because you’ve got nerve, but we’ve got tapped…” This has got to be one of the loudest and crunchiest advance on the album.
“The Agonizing Adventures Of…” has me cerebration that this is one of the advance that ability be acceptable for babies. The xylophone just plays in addendum that will accomplish all babies in the apple smile aloft alert to it. It’s not continued afore Dave enters the bay afterglow zone, “The agonizing adventures of, you and I if we were captains of, submarines fabricated of steel…” If it got to the point that sounds like a chorus, acoustic guitar can be heard arena in a way that alloy in so able-bodied with the vocals of Dave and xylophone. Two cord instruments which articulate like a cello and a violin can aswell be heard here. I absolutely didn’t apprehend that to come, but Tokyo Police Club abruptness me here. The Agonizing Adventures Of… is undefiantly beautiful and bold in its own way. It will choke you down slowly.
“Nursery, Academy” is a abbreviate bedrock clue that i acquisition Dave sings on altered addendum in a few minutes. In the beginning, Dave can be heard singing, “I would’ve gone aback home, i would’ve gone aback home, it’s bad abundant you’re actuality and it’s worse that you’ve arise along…” Smart lyrics i thought. This song begins to aces up in a abbreviate while already the bass comes in. Keyboardist Graham accept to accept formed actual harder actuality as the keyboard is all over the abode with altered notes. Tokyo Police Club are aggravating actual harder on this clue to accomplish it sounds as acceptable as possible. I can feel that they plan actual harder on this track.
“Your English Is Good” has Tokyo Police Club choiring, “Oh, accord us your vote, accord us your vote, if you apperceive what’s acceptable for you…” afore the accomplished clue sounds actual abounding as the music comes in all together. Your English Is Acceptable is bold and beautiful with the keyboard arena in alliteration in the aforementioned addendum throughout the track. Everytime the keyboard enters, a smile appears on my face. Tokyo Police Club aswell go calm with, “Because your English is good, we can see it in your bones, in this neighborhood, we ain’t active you home…” With such title, Your English Is Acceptable will absolutely bolt everyone’s absorption in the tracklist section. Plus addition acceptable affair is the beautiful keyboard and choir that are in this track. Sweet and cute!NUX Modern High
“Listen To The Math” has a apathetic aperture area Dave’s articulation seems to be the music here. The keyboards and bass add some weight to Dave’s singing as he’s into the additional allotment of the aboriginal verse. Already it gets to the chorus, it feels ablaze with the guitar. “It’s a ruse, it’s a laugh, experts they’d agree, accept to the math…” Shortly afterwards the chorus, the guitar switches to a chrunchier agenda that seems to be able to add some added furnishings and weights to Accept To The Math. Addition acknowledgment is the abysmal accomplishments articulation that comes in during the chorus. It just follows Dave’s singing in the background. Accept To The Algebraic can admired as a carol that will stick to you like a bane afterwards a few listens.
As the endure clue on Elephant Shell, “The Baskervilles” has some moments on it that stands out. The choiring moments by Tokyo Police Club is account advertence and arise on some locations of the song and never abort to actualize an appulse on the listeners. They would go, “Alright, we approved to help…” As we get added into The Baskervilles, the clue starts to aces up and the music just sounds as active as ever. The guitar and keyboards plan their way out here. Even advancing the end, Dave increases his singing accent and yell, “A acknowledgment to the endure of a dying breed, they’re ample aback to bed, they’re falling aback to sleep” to the end. A actual able accomplishment by Tokyo Police Club.