Oh hello 16 January 2010
Sorry for the radio silence. We didn’t do it for any particular reason, we’ve just been reacclimatizing to recording and thus haven’t been in the headspace to entertain you lovely people with our wit and wordplay. But, rest assured, we’re working hard. Sometimes it seems like theres more focus on doing publicity and ‘engaging the fans’ than on actually making the record, but we’d sooner spend work on the record than come up with funny things to blog about. You’ll thank us later, I hope. HOWEVER, we’re starting to hit our stride, and when we click into high gear then we’ll be able to make magic music and magic blogs and still have time left over for backgammon later.
Summary of recent events: we’ve returned to Los Angeles, which is substantially warmer and more beautiful than Toronto, which we left in the middle of an unpleasantly deep freeze. We spent last week in a rehearsal studio, getting our chops back and making sure all the songs were good to go. On Sunday, someone is going to take some pictures of us (we went out yesterday and bought some new outfits for the occasion – it was easier when my mom used to dress me for school picture day). Then on Monday we’ll start to record properly, doing drums for a week and then moving on to the other instruments. Hopefully we’ll be finished everything in the middle of February, and then we’ll start mixing. Oh, and we’re going to play at the Olympics, which is pretty exciting.
So, like I say, we’re working hard. But we promise to try to engage you more with blogs and vlogs and various other publicity stunts. Maybe Dave will drive a monster truck across the Pacific Ocean. Maybe Greg will be shot out of a cannon, across the Pacific Ocean. Maybe Josh could do the world’s longest guitar solo, while waterskiing, across the Pacific Ocean. Just some of the exciting new publicity ideas you can expect from Tokyo Police Club in 2010!
back to EL EH 10 January 2010
we’re heading off to sunny LA again tomorrow night to finish our new record: Masterworks In The Key Of Mastery, Feat. Baron von Fantastic and the Even More Simon Express. i’m packing my toothbrush and probably already forgetting something but we are SO EXCITED to get back in the studio and finish this motha. graham and i got to go and soak up what will probably be the last bit of wintery-ness for season considering we’ll be gone a while after we leave tomorrow. also featured in the game are some of the guys from ruby coast and will of will currie & the country french. also if your wondering about the swans, mr. harry lumsden (member of the order of canada) let us use his lake where he has done amazing work in his lifetime with reintroducing the trumpeter swan into ontario wildlife. none were harmed in the making of this video!
anyways, we’ll see you on the other side when we’re making studio vlogs and laying the smack down on our smash hits.
NOVELS 24 December 2009
So, about a year ago I made up a challenge with a few of my friends (Will from Will Currie & The Country French, Luke from Born Ruffians, Dean from Ex~Po, and Jay Sad) where we had to write and record an EP in less than 24 hours. It turned out to be crazy fun, and I think the songs aren’t half bad either. Anyway, we sat around for a year doing nothing, then we got bored of that.
So, as of today, you can go download the NOVELS (thats what we decided to call it) EP for free RIGHT HERE!
Hope you like it.
permanently awesome 21 December 2009
we made it home from sunny LA to colder-than-i-remember Toronto. it’s good to be back and recharge, flannel sheets style. thanks to everyone for following us on our b/vlog, there will be more to come. so far the record is really coming along just how we envisioned it, which is to say, very well. if our last record was VHS then this is gonna be DVD. and if our last record was Blue Ray, then this is Avatar (no cats tho).
here’s a song for you to listen to, we saw Best Coast in LA and this song was the permanently awesome jam that we couldn’t get out of our collective head. let it make you merry in the sleighbell season!
happy holidays from all of us, see you soon