Tokyo Police Club - Elephant Shell

Tokyo Police Club finally release their Saddle Creek debut, Elephant Shell, next week. Though the title denotes something large, there’s nothing particularly big about Elephant Shell - the whole thing blows through in barely over 28 swirling, catch-your-breath-if-you-can minutes. Having now heard the whole thing, the same thing I mentioned last month about “In A Cave” holds true for this entire album - it’s taut, tight, catchy, and sounds familiar in a good way. If you dug that first legally released single, then chances are you’ll dig the whole thing - the album is nothing if not consistent. But if you need more convincing, here’s one more from the album (which I’d like to think was written before the movie it shares a name with, but who knows).

MP3 :: Juno
MP3 :: In A Cave
(from Elephant Shell. Buy here)

And those tour dates in NY I mentioned last month are fast approaching:

Sun Apr 20 - New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
Mon Apr 21 - Brooklyn, NY, Music Hall of Williamsburg
Tue Apr 22 - New York, NY Bowery Ballroom

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