Indie rock band Tokyo Police Club announced a new album today called Forcefield, an album that the band is hoping will sound timeless in an age of "waves," fast-moving musical movements and scenes. They want the sound to last.
“Since writing started for Forcefield in mid-2011 there have been so many trends and every kind of ‘wave.’ 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,” bassist David Monks said.
He also talked about how Tokyo Police Club was under pressure to perform after exploding on the music scene in the 200's, making their quick success a tough act to follow.
“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.”
Forcefield will be released via Mom + Pop Music on March 24/25. check out the band’s new single as a free MP3 download via iTunes, or check out the video for “Argentina (Parts I, II, III)” below.
Tokyo Police Club - Argentina (Parts I, II, III)