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Tokyo Police Club wishes for summer on “PCH”

After the release of Forcefield in 2014, Tokyo Police Club wanted to shake things up. Instead of going back to the regular album cycle, the band opted to work on a multi-part EP project, jokingly referencing a Smashing Pumpkins classic in the process. Melon Collie And The Infinite Radness (Part 1) will be released on April 8 via Team 8 Recordings, but today The A.V. Club is streaming “PCH” ahead of the EP’s release. ”PCH” wistfully wishes for the start of summer, which makes sense given bassist-vocalist David Monk’s inspiration:

It was our one day off back in Toronto in the middle of a long, freezing Canadian winter tour and we wanted to spend it doing something “non-tour-y.” We had this song floating around, “PCH”, that I had written in LA at one time—I was actually in Malibu when I came up with it, looking out over this crazy huge mountain canyon. I had lots of delay on my voice and this giant melody came out like I was gonna fill that space. So to give us a break from the cold ass winter, we called up our old friend Jon Drew, holed up in his warm studio for a day and recorded a song about a much sunnier place.

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Tokyo Police Club tour dates

APR 15 – The Casbah; Hamilton, ON
APR 16 – The Casbah; Hamilton, ON
APR 18 – Paradise; Boston, MA
APR 19 – Union Transfer; Philadelphia, PA
APR 20 – Irving Plaza; New York, NY
APR 21 – 9:30 Club; Washington, DC
APR 22 – Motorco Music Hall; Durham, NC
APR 23 – Sweetwater 420 Festival; Atlanta, GA
APR 24 – Club Downunder; Tallahassee, FL
APR 26 – The Social; Orlando, FL
APR 27 – The Social; Orlando, FL
APR 28 – Culture Room; Fort Lauderdale, FL
APR 29 – The State Theatre; Saint Petersburg, FL
MAY 1 – Vinyl Music Hall; Pensacola, FL
MAY 2 – Saturn; Birmingham, AL
MAY 3 – Mercy Lounge; Nashville, TN
MAY 4 – Old Rock House; Saint Louis, MO
MAY 5 – Headliners Music Hall; Louisville, KY
MAY 6 – Grog Shop; Cleveland, OH
JUNE 2 – The Loving Touch; Ferndale, MI
JUNE 3 – Majestic Theatre; Madison, WI
JUNE 4 – Wooly’s; Des Moines, IA
JUNE 6 – Slowdown; Omaha, NE
JUNE 7 – Gothic Theatre; Denver, CO
JUNE 10 – The Crocodile; Seattle, WA
JUNE 11 – Wonder Ballroom; Portland, OR
JUNE 13 – The Regency Ballroom; San Francisco, CA
JUNE 15 – El Rey Theatre; Los Angeles, CA
JUNE 17 – Belly Up; Solana Beach, CA
JUNE 18 – The Crescent Ballroom; Phoenix, AZ
JUNE 20 – Emo’s; Austin, TX
JUNE 21 – Trees; Dallas, TX
JUNE 23 – The Accord; Champaign, IL
JUNE 24 – Pyramid Scheme; Grand Rapids, MI
JUNE 25 – Centre In The Square; Kitchener, ON

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