Carl Bahner, drummer of the Philly indie-rock band Cheerleader, has been reinventing himself for the last year or so as an electronic music producer — eponymously going by the handle Bahner. His specialty: remixing songs of fellow modern rock bands like The Griswolds and Panama Wedding.
His latest creation is a remix of “Not My Girl” by the Toronto’s Tokyo Police Club. Bahner turns the mid-tempo track into an upbeat song that highlights the newly reverberant vocals of lead singer Dave Monks with buzzing productions dominating the background. It’s the perfect track to transport you back to sunnier days and away from the bitter cold that’s just gotten hold of Philadelphia. Continue reading →
With a catalog of four full-lengths already to their name, Tokyo Police Club have decided to do things a little differently for awhile. The Toronto band is following up 2014’s Forcefield with a series of EPs, beginning with next month’s Melon Collie and the Infinite Radness (Part 1).
Dave Monks, the lead singer of Tokyo Police Club is stepping out with his solo EP, All Signs Point To Yes on June 16th. The TPC frontman’s record will be released on Dine Alone Records and he’ll be doing a short tour with a stop in Philly on July 9th at MilkBoy. Below, listen to “Gasoline,” an acoustic based song that’s stands in stark contrast to Tokyo Police Club’s typical shiny, highly produced pop gems. Continue reading →
Tonight, Foster the People, the band that won the world over with their single, “Pumped Up Kicks” from their album Torches, is playing at the Mann Center. They have already had stellar success playing with The Beach Boys at the Grammy’s this past year and just finishing up an appearance at Bonnaroo.
Gina Vespa from diffuser.fm says about their next album:
The band is piecing together ideas for the follow-up to their 2011 studio release of ‘Torches.’ While they’re still in the beginning stages of planning the new record, they have high and exciting hopes for it. As Foster commented to Billboard, “I think it’s going to take a lot of left turns … It’s going to be really celebratory … I think there’s going to be more grit, and I think it’s gonna be extremely percussive.” He also mentioned that the new music will likely be greatly influenced by what he’s been listening to lately, like the Kinks and the Clash.
Tokyo Police Club and Kimbra open for Foster the People at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts tonight at 7:30 PM, tickets are $29.50-36.50, all ages
Below, check out a video for “Warrior” that lead singer, Foster did with A-trak and Kimbra for the new edition of 3 artists 1 song.