After teasing fans with a four-day online scavenger hunt, Toronto indie rock darlings Tokyo Police Club are set to return to action with a pair of new EPs this year. Melon Collie and the Infinite Radness (Part 1) is set for release this coming April.
The band's first release since 2014 full-length Forcefield, the first instalment of the Melon Collie EPs is, said to have the band's "tightest, brightest, and certainly raddest batch of songs to date." The new release also coincides with the 10 year anniversary of their debut EP A Lesson in Crime, a formative era the band looked back to while writing and recording new material.
"We knew we didn't want to work like we did on Forcefield, which was two-and-a-half years solidly writing and rehearsing while holed up in a studio in Toronto," drummer Greg Alsop explained in a press release. "And we all live in different places now, so a week in New York was our first attempt at experimenting with what happens if we all fly in to be in the same place and decide to work on music together."
Along with the announcement, Tokyo Police Club have premiered the first EP's leading single, titled "Not My Girl." Before Melon Collie and the Infinite Radness (Part 1) arrives on April 8 through Dine Alone Records, let your anticipation grow by taking in their latest track in the player below.
There's no word yet on when we might expect the next EP instalment.