If Tokyo Police Club isn’t one of your favorite bands already—they will be. These Ontario, Canada natives are shaking up the music scene with their catchy beats and infectious lyrics. I had a chance to hang out with vocalist/bassist David Monks, keyboardist Graham Wright, drummer Greg Alsop, and guitarist Josh Hook before their Carnegie Mellon University performance. Check out this interview with the band as they discuss their current music projects, their growing confidence as musicians, and their ambitious plans for the future.
Mike and the team made this beautiful video for my song, Birds of a Feather. I remember walking to the subway while Mike pitched the idea to me, and loving the smallness of it - it’s a still, quiet, and intimate story which is exactly the kind I like to write about. And - o, rarest of things - it turned out just as lovely in practice as it did in theory. So thanks be to Mike and everybody for using my little song as the soundtrack for their great idea. I hope we can do it again some time!
I’m excited to finally release my newest music video, this is the 15th music video i have worked on and the 8th I have directed. The idea for this video was inspired by the news stories regarding birdpocalypse and I tried to interpret those issues from the eyes of a child. I’d really like to thank Graham for allowing me to use his song for this video, and of course to MuchFact for providing funding to create the video, thanks to Adam ann Sandy for being great and easy to work with as well as everyone who helped out on set or came over to build the birds with me. For a complete list of thank yous check out the description of the video.
Tokyo Police Club came out to play a surprise show last night during HumbleMania 48, they played A Lesson In Crime in it’s entirety. Needless to say it was awesome, enjoy the show again or for the first time.