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Tokyo Police Club Stream Single ‘Hot Tonight,’ Announce New Album ‘Forcefield’

Tokyo Police Club
Andrew Strapp

Tokyo Police Club are liable to summon the Tokyo Fire Department on ‘Hot Tonight,’ the lead single from their just-announced third album, ‘Forcefield,’ due out March 25 on Mom + Pop.

“I burn the house down and I leave it behind,” sings frontman and bassist David Monks, pleased as punch to be torching the joint with the kind of slinky, infectious groove indie rock bands are supposed to suck at. “I didn’t need the money, but the money was nice.”

‘Forcefield’ comes nearly four years after Tokyo Police Club’s sophomore effort, 2010′s ‘Champ,’ and in a press release, Monks explains why the Ontario foursome took so long.

“Since writing started for ‘Forcefield’ in mid-2011 there have been so many trends and every kind of ‘wave,’” he says. “We saw them all come and disappear or change into something broader. It left us wanting to make something that would last. We ended up rediscovering energy and guitars and simple, direct songs. There was certainly a lot of pressure to take the music somewhere new and there were lots of opinions about how to do that, but in the end we blocked all that out and followed our instincts. I think that’s what Forcefield is—it doesn’t matter what else is going on out there, the music just has to be honest and have a real feeling to it.”

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