Published Jan 13, 2014Tokyo Police Club spoke with Exclaim! about their riff-filled new album last year, and they've since shared a few details via a cryptic crossword. Now, the Canadian indie rock mainstays have officially detailed Forcefield, which will be out on March 25 through Dine Alone Records.
The album was produced by Doug Boehm (Dr. Dog, Girls), along with the band's own singer-bassist David Monks. The sessions apparently found the group forging their own path and ignoring musical trends.
"Since writing started for Forcefield in mid-2011 there have been so many trends and every kind of 'wave,'" Monks said in a statement. "We saw them all come and disappear or change into something broader. It left us wanting to make something that would last. We ended up re-discovering energy and guitars and simple, direct songs. There was certainly a lot of pressure to take the music somewhere new and there were lots of opinions about how to do that, but in the end we blocked all that out and followed our instincts. I think that's what Forcefield is — it doesn't matter what else is going on out there, the music just has to be honest and have a real feeling to it."
That's the album cover above and the tracklist below. Scroll past that to stream the newly unveiled pop cut "Hot Tonight," along with the epic-length anthem "Argentina (Parts I, II, III)."
1. Argentina (Parts I, II, III)
2. Hot Tonight
4. Gonna Be Ready
6. Toy Guns
7. Tunnel Vision
8. Through the Wire
9. Feel the Effect
01/16 Ottawa, ON - Algonquin Commons Theatre
01/17 Laval, QC - Studio Theatre Salle Andre-Matthieu
01/18 St. John's, NL - Breezeway Bar (Memorial University)
05/01 Los Angeles, CA - The Echoplex
05/15 New York, NY - Webster Hall