Cat No: MI0157LPX

The idea that you never get a second chance to make a first impression”thats only partly true.

But when youve made as strong an impression as Tokyo Police Club did with their first record and a half”2007s Lesson in Crime EP and 2008s Elephant Shell”it can be sneakily difficult to change the narrative, especially if the narrative has been good to you so far. But in deference to and celebration of its tenth birthday”thats at least 50 in rock years”it is time to re-celebrate and re-examine Champ, the Canadian bands fantastic-yet-underserved sophomore album. Champ is something of a lost classic of new-millennium indie-pop and deserves to be hoisted to the special place in your collection”physically or mentally”that you keep the good stuff. Boots of Danger, the single, is every bit as catchy as the Strokes Last Nite, though it trades New York cool for youthful Ontario exuberance. And its not just the hits that drive Champ: Its bench is deep, from the insistent, twitchily bouncer Big Difference to the sombre sorta-ballad Hands Reversed, which could be a cousin to the best Walkmen songs. Champ will be reissued on limited edition red and white splatter vinyl with an accompanying bonus 7 comprising two unreleased tracks, Hundred Dollar Day and Bambi (Acoustic).

  1. Favourite Food
  2. Favourite Colour
  3. Breakneck Speed
  4. Wait Up (Boots of Danger)
  5. Bambi
  6. End of a Spark
  7. Hands Reversed
  8. Gone
  9. Big Difference
  10. Not Sick
  11. Frankenstein
  12. Hundred Dollar Day (bonus 7″)
  13. Bambi (Acoustic) (bonus 7″)

Champ (10th Anniversary Edition)


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Format:LP (Limited Red Splatter Vinyl & Bonus 7") Genre:Indie Rock Record Label:Memphis Industries Release Date:19/03/2021
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