Their speedy advance in the music world reflects the speed of their music. Rushing, yet not rushed, Tokyo Police Club is characterized by a driving bass line, heavily reverberated guitar licks (think Snowden), and spunky drumming. To be perfectly honest, A Lesson in Crime can be played all at once as one song. Only 16 minutes long, the tracks bleed into one another, often sharing rhythms and basslines. Don't get me wrong, though. It's a damn good 16 minute song.
Tokyo Police Club has definitely changed things up in their newest work, though. Their latest single, "Your English is Good" is as innovative as A Lesson in Crime, but pleasantly separated and ear-catching. Levels of pace and layering appear, making Tokyo Police Club seem like much more than a Canadian rock band on speed. Much more like a stoned Canadian rock band after a line of coke. (: