Tokyo Police Club share new track “My House”

Tokyo Police Club release new track "My House," co-written/produced by Rostam (Vampire Weekend)

Canadian indie-rockers Tokyo Police Club have released new track “My House” – the first cut from the band’s forthcoming EP, Melon Collie and the Infinite Radness, Pt. 2 to be released on September 23. The track was co-written and produced by Vampire Weekend’s Rostam.

TPC bassist-vocalist David Monks explains, “Part two! The radness continues. It came together spontaneously, in fits and spurts, starting with ‘My House.’ I wrote this one with my friend Rostam, and I think it embodies the spontaneous nature of the whole EP. Rostam and I have been trading ideas and jamming since we met back in 2007 when both our bands were just babies (and Vampire Weekend opened for us at a little club in Boston!). One day last year when he stopped by my house (no pun intended) to hang, he picked up a guitar and I started singing melodies. In 10 minutes, we had the skeleton of this song.”

Monks adds, “Coming down from Forcefield, a lot of things were changing for us as people. We knew we had music to make but didn’t know where it was taking us. So, with each song, we explored new ways of working and just tried to capture the moment. These EP’s let us frame them as honest snapshots rather than a grand statement. With ‘A Lesson in Crime’ ten years behind us, it feels like we’ve tapped back into that off the cuff spirit that brought us together in the first place.”

TPC released the 1st installment of a two-part batch of EP’s this past April. Melon Collie and the Infinite Radness, Pt. 1 marked the band’s first release since 2014’s LP Forcefield, as well as the 10-year anniversary of their debut EP. The new music sees Tokyo Police Club looking back to the energy and spirit of that formative era while keeping an eye on the future. Melon Collie and the Infinite Radness, Pt. 1 is available on iTunes now.

Tokyo Police Club Tour Dates:

SEP 10 – Indie88’s 3rd Birthday Party – Toronto, ON
SEP 22 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
SEP 23 – MidPoint Music Festival – Cincinnati, OH
SEP 24 – Gabe’s – Iowa City, IA
SEP 25 – Fine Line Music Café – Minneapolis, MN
SEP 27 – The Garrick Centre – Winnipeg, MB
SEP 28 – The Riddell Centre – Regina, SK
SEP 29 – Bo’s Bar – Red Deer, AB
SEP 30 – Studio Nightclub – Lethbridge, AB
OCT 1 – Spiritbar at the Hume Hotel – Nelson, BC
OCT 4 – Alix Goolden Hall – Victoria, BC
OCT 5 – The Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
OCT 7 – Flames Central – Calgary, AB
OCT 8 – Up + Downtown Music Festival – Edmonton, AB
NOV 1 – Centrepointe Theatre – Ottawa, ON
NOV 2 – The Oakville Centre – Oakville, ON
NOV 3 – The Grand Theatre – Kingston, ON
NOV 4 – Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts – Richmond Hill, ON
NOV 5 – Burlington Performing Arts Center – Burlington, ON
NOV 11 – Chatham Capitol Theatre – Chatham-Kent, ON