Canadian quartet Tokyo Police Club have announced an ambitious and riotous project, recording 10 cover songs from the years 2001-2010 over the course of 10 days. The project will begin at 12pm PST on Tuesday, August 23 at the Red Bull Studio Los Angeles when the band enters the studio to rehearse and record a cover song over the next 10 hours, to be premiered the following morning at, 10am PST by one of seven exclusive media partners starting Wednesday, August 24. The final song will be premiered on Saturday, September 3.
Starting this Monday, August 15, three potential songs from each year, between 2001-2010, will be revealed via Polaroid with the final track revealed each night prior to recording. The band will be creating daily Polaroid photo diaries and filming the entire recording process. In addition, each song will have unique artwork created from a Polaroid image shot that day in the studio.
In discussing the project, vocalist/bassist Dave Monks said, “We like anything that helps us grow as a band and take on new territories and just expand our boundaries a bit. In covering songs, you learn new tools that you might want to use in your own songs – good drum fills and basslines…the trading cards of music.”
Exclusive media partners include Alternative Press, ARTIST Direct, Entertainment Weekly, FILTER, Mashable, The Onion AV Club, Spinner. At 11am EST the song will be made available via all partner sites. Livestream.com will be offering fans a behind-the-scenes look into the recording process each day between 7pm-8pm PST. Be on the lookout, as well, for upcoming contests throughout the project.
Wednesday, August 24 – 2001 – EntertainmentWeekly.com – 1pm EST/10am PST
Thursday, August 25 – 2002 – AlternativePress.com – 1pm EST/10am PST
Friday, August 26 – 2003 – AlternativePress.com – 1pm EST/10am PST
Saturday, August 27 – 2004 – Spinner.com – 1pm EST/10am PST
Monday, August 29 – 2005 – Mashable.com – 1pm EST/10am PST
Tuesday, August 30 – 2006 – AVClub.com – 1pm EST/10am PST
Wednesday, August 31 – 2007 – AVClub.com – 1pm EST/10am PST
Thursday, September 1 – 2008 – Filtermagazine.com – 1pm EST/10am PST
Friday, September 2 – 2009 – Filtermagazine.com – 1pm EST/10am PST
Saturday, September 3 – 2010 – ARTISTdirect.com – 1pm EST/10am PST