Author: Matt Fernandes
04/22/2008 | STLtoday.com | www.stltoday.com | Album Review
Although previously modeled after the gritty rock & roll of the Strokes, Tokyo Police Club widen their reach on this full-length debut. Words like "tessellate" and "australopithecine" may require the use of a dictionary, but the band's brainy lyrics are balanced by a mix of angular guitars, dancefloor drums, and the occasional detour into slow, shoegazing territory. For those who were winded by the Lesson in Crime EP, Elephant Shell gives you the chance to dance and periodically catch your breath.