Published Sep 17, 2009After inking a deal with Saddle Creek for last year's Elephant Shell, Newmarket, ON's Tokyo Police Club are parting ways with the Omaha imprint for a new U.S. deal. Via a blog post from the band's Graham Wright, he announced that the band's next record will be on freshly minted U.S. imprint mom+pop.
While the label is still relatively unknown, it was founded in 2008 by the owners of management company Qprime, who represent such A-list acts as Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Snow Patrol and the Mars Volta. There aren't many other bands on the label and at this point, Tokyo Police Club will only call Aussie indie darling An Horse and Joshua Radin their label-mates.
"The music industry is in a sort of messy situation these days, which has opened the door for a lot of exciting and unconventional label set-ups like mom+pop," says Wright. "It's really cool to get in on the ground floor of something that we all believe is going to turn out to be pretty special. Together, we will rule the galaxy."
It's unclear why Tokyo Police Club are no longer on Saddle Creek but whatever the reason, the band are aiming to get a new record out in "early 2010." The album doesn't have a title yet, or any of that other good stuff, but Tokyo Police Club have been Twittering about its progress.