March 5 sees the rerelease of Canadian band Tokyo Police Club’s Champ album, a decade after its original release. To continue with the celebratory tone, they’re performing a full album livestream this week.
The band feels that Champ was criminally ignored at the time. A press release reads: “In a sense, Champ is the one that got away. It wasn’t panned or ignored or widely misunderstood, but—critically, anyway—might have been damned by faint praise. They called it ‘polished’ and praised its brevity. They said it was ‘clever’ and ‘economical’ and ‘glimmering.’ Crucially, it was also sliced with that double-edged sword of a word ‘mature,’ which is what you call a band that’s changed just enough that you’re not sure exactly what you think of ‘em anymore.”
Now, critics and the public will get another chance at Champ.
Tune in at 6 p.m. PT on Friday, March 5 via Bandcamp.