This one is going to be tough. After raving about the Reign Of Kindo yesterday, I don't know how to follow it up. I've been searching through music today, trying to find something that fits my mood, but is also a fun summer song. After about an hour of that, I finally found that song and that band.
Hailing from Canada, Tokyo Police Club spell words like 'Favorite' and 'Color' with a 'u' in there somewhere. Now, if their song 'Favourite Colour' wasn't so damn good, this would definitely bother me, but it is. It's one of the most fun, laidback summertime songs I've heard in a while. Lyrically, it's nothing original, but you can't help but relate. Singing along with vocalist David Monks during the chorus of 'Tell me, what's your favourite colour? Tell me, how's your younger brother? What grade's he in?' is inevitable. We've all been at that point in a relationship with somebody, where it's still very early on. At this point, it's probably a late night text-messaging conversation, you're playing 'the question game,' and you have to ask first. This song is a great musical definition of a summer fling, but it's also a great example of an extremely talented indie rock band. Changing the format of the chorus three times, in just over 2 and a half minutes, this song always keeps things fresh.
Off their stellar sophomore album, Champ, 'Favourite Colour' bats second in a great 11-song lineup. Tokyo Police Club has a formula for making fun, sing-a-long indie music, and after only two releases, they've done very well at refining it. So give it a shot!