Tokyo Police Club
|Tokyo Police Club|
|Origin||Newmarket, Ontario, Canada|
|Years active||2005 - present|
Tokyo Police Club is an indie rock band from Ontario, Canada.
Tokyo Police Club formed in 2005, and began receiving attention a year later with the release of two EP's, A Lesson In Crime and Smith, and the popular single, "Your English is Good." Their first proper album release came in 2008 with Elephant Shell, which included singles "Tessellate," "In a Cave," and "Your English is Good." Champ followed in 2010, and a number of albums and EPs have released since.
The band covered "Friends of P." for the 2008 The Rentals tribute album, Friends of P - Tribute to the Rentals (also known as Lost Out in the Machinery - Songs of the Rentals). This cover was also included as a bonus track on the UK and Japanese deluxe releases of the band's debut album, Elephant Shell.
In the same year, the band toured with Weezer on the Troublemaker Tour. The band thanked Weezer for "letting us come on this tour" at several shows, even though they were often performing for a small portion of the audience that would arrive that night. At one Los Angeles-area show, lead singer David Monks brought out a camera and took a picture of the fans. Guitarist Josh Hook was brought on stage toward the end of Weezer's set to play "Troublemaker" with them at a few shows. They played their "Friends of P." cover on the last night of that show.
- Elephant Shell (2008)