If you’re lucky enough to be living in the UK, you might want to hold off on downloading Tokyo Police Club’s debut full-length album Elephant Shell from the iTunes Music Store, and wait for the bonus double disc that hit stores in the UK on May 5th.
The extra disc features remixes of Elephant Shell tracks from Field Music, Tom of Los Campesinos!, Dntel, the Good Life, and Flowers Forever. Those UK-only bonus tracks, meanwhile, include a new song– appropriately titled “New New Song”– and a cover of the Rentals’ “Friends of P” (!) pitchforkmedia.
Elephant Shell hits stores April 22nd in the US on Saddle Creek, but it won’t include the â€œNew New Songâ€ or the Rentals cover and that’s just fucking bullshit. In case you don’t remember who the Rentals are, they’re the brainchild of former Weezer bass player Matt Sharp and are currently back together and playing, having just released the Last Little Life EP in August of last year.
The Rentals- â€œFriends of Pâ€
02 In a Cave
06 Sixties Remake
07 The Harrowing Adventures of…
08 Nursery, Academy
09 Your English Is Good
10 Listen to the Math
11 The Baskervilles
01 Centennial (Dntel Remix)
02 Tessellate (Tom Campesinos! Remix)
03 Nursery, Academy (Flowers Forever Remix)
04 Listen to the Math (The Good Life Remix)
05 Tessellate (Field Music Remix)
06 Friends of P [The Rentals cover] *
07 New New Song *