ARTIST / BAND: Tokyo Police Club
SONG (MP3): In A Cave
ALBUM: Elephant Shell
FILE UNDER: Indie / Garage / Pop
LABEL: Saddle Creek
INFO: Elephant Shell lands roughly a year and half after A Lesson In Crime (with last year’s Smith EP and "Your English Is Good" digi-single and a ton of touring also bridging the gap) and barely four years from the band’s 2005 formation. Not bad for four friends who learned to play during senior year in high school, later naming themselves for a nonsensical lyric from the song that would become track one on their first EP, which would in turn sell over 30,000 copies-probably about 29,000 more copies than they expected-and garner accolades from Entertainment Weekly ("We can hardly wait for the full length” A-), Rolling Stone ("If only all young guitar bands were smart enough to rock out this fast, banging out seven first-rate mod-punk party starters in barely more than sixteen minutes"), Interview, Blender, Nylon and The New York Times among others.