Toronto Music News - Tokyo Police Club

Toronto Music News: Tokyo Police Club preview their new album, Holy Fuck remix The Hidden Cameras, Record Store Day 2010

In this edition I feature:

  • the lead single from Tokyo Police Club's Champ, as well as a making-of style video;
  • A short Western film featuring Feist, Spookey Ruben and Alan Cross;
  • A look at a few of the releases coming out on Record Store Day 2010; and
  • Fucked Up's take on SXSW.

Tokyo Police Club set release date for Champ and offer free mp3
Tokyo Police Club have offered up "Breakneck Speed" for free download, giving fans a first taste of their forthcoming sophomore album Champ, to be released by Mom+Pop Records on June 8. Graham Wright keeps the ball rolling with the video "A Brief History of Champ," offering a few insights into the making of the album. With appearances at Bonnaroo and Coachella and a European tour in between, TPC are undoubtedly in for a busy 2010.

Holy Fuck offer remix of The Hidden Cameras for free download
Last week Holy Fuck released their remix of 'Underage' by The Hidden Cameras -- grab an mp3 at RCRDLBL. Check out the video below for a preview of the track "SHT MTN" from their forthcoming album Latin, coming out May 11.

Holy Fuck - "SHT MTN" (Live at Radio K)

- Check out a short Western film starring Spooky Ruben, Leslie Feist and Alan Cross as the narrator. Feist plays the outlaw El Bandido, who is being hunted by Spaghetti Cowboy (Ruben).

- Toronto's Maylee Todd will release her new record through Do Right Music this coming June. Head to her official site to exchange your email address for an mp3 download of the single "Summer Sounds," and check below for the surrealistic video that director Jared Sales made for the track.

Maylee Todd -- "Tunog Ng Taginit (Summer Sounds)"

Forest City Lovers - "If I Were a Tree" (Live on The Verge)

- Great Lake Swimmers will perform at the 2010 Juno Awards on Sunday April 18. They'll also be releasing physical copies of their live New Legion Session EP on April 17 as part of Record Store Day, which will also feature limited-edition releases from City & Colour and Crystal Castles.

- Fucked Up have spoken out about the economics and fallacies of the South by Southwest music festival that wrapped up a few weeks ago in Austin, Texas. Definitely an interesting read...

- Head to bandcamp for a free download of "Out of This World," the latest single from Circle Research, whose debut album Gardiner Express drops digitally on April 20 through Urbnet Records.

Jason Collett -- "Love Is a Dirty Word"

NPR presents: Timber Timbre -- "Demon Host"

- Download the song "Tongue" from The Cheap Speakers new EP, due for release on April 16. They'll celebrate with a release show at the El Mocambo with Mark Berube and the Patriotic Few, Lordy Lordy, and Azores.

- Stream Volume 5 of Urbnet's Underground Hip-Hop compilation series here, featuring tracks from D-Sisive, Muneshine, Kae Sun, Circle Research, DL Incognito, Grand Analog feat. Cadence Weapon and many, many more.

Southern Souls #103: Sunparlour Players -- "Battle of 77"

Southern Souls # 99: Bahamas -- "Already Yours"

On blogTO last week:
- I reviewed the Mayer Hawthorne & the County show that went down at Wrongbar on Saturday night. Earlier in the week, I caught up with Jason Tait of the Weakerthans about life on and off the road, future plans for his band and his recent work with Bahamas.
- Ivy reviewed the Black Lips Toronto weekend, as well as the Big Pink, Katie Stelmanis & A Place To Bury Strangers show last Wednesday at the Mod Club.
- Tom checked out Said the Whale, In-Flight Safety, Graham Wright and We Are The Take at the El Mo, just a few days after he took photos of The Weakerthans in-store session at Sonic Boom Records.
- Jennifer profiled TTC busker Aiden Keeley.

Lead photo: "Tokyo Police Club @ University of Toronto" by jerryvo, member of the blogTO Flickr pool.


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