Last night Tokyo Police Club played at Music Hall of Williamsburg in support of their new record Elephant Shell, which was officially released at midnight and is now available on CD, LP and digital download. They put on a great high-energy show, although a few songs lacked some of the tension that they’re so adept at capturing in the studio. Fortunately, the tension was often traded for exuberance, and in “Nature of the Experiment” they were able to combine all their strengths and output my favorite performance of the night.
Also notable was the opening band Smoosh, a group of lovely young girls from Seattle who really won over the hearts of the audience. For an opener this is no easy task, so I was duly impressed. Even more impressive, however, was the technical skill and emotional presence of drummer Chloe, a student of Jason McGerr of Death Cab for Cutie. She added a lot of weight to singer Asya’s vocals and keyboards, which were already very good on their own.
Peter gets our tickets from the Ticket Troll:
Tokyo Police Club: