Tokyo Police Club Abide By The Onion A.V. Club's "Random Rules"
Download: Tokyo Police Club - "Tessellate" (Tom Campesinos Remix)
"Random Rules" is one of the Onion A.V. Club's more creative, hell, maybe even ingenious, features. The premise is simple, but effective. A band sits down with their MP3 player for a brief interview. The interviewee is asked to put their player on random/shuffle, and then asked by the interviewer to comment on the tracks that come up. No skipping aloud, no matter how embarrassing the results are. For this week's edition, the AV Clubbers interview singer/bassist David Monks of Tokyo Police Club, who are currently hot as shit on the Elbo.ws artists list. The song selections themselves are surprisingly tame--it pretty much consists of every significant indie artist from the past 5 years. Still, it's an insight into the guy's iPod. Can't go wrong with that.
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