Tokyo Police Club
Released on February 17, 2011
After being approached by Tokyo Police Club’s management team in regards to filming a Buzzsession, my friend Austin Conroy and I were at odds as to how we could best capture the true spirit of the band. After rejecting every idea to have them do a stripped down session, Austin suggested that we should not limit the band by forcing them to do anything unplugged. From there, we figured out that the best way to keep the public element of the session alive, while expanding on what it is to be a Buzzsession, would be to have the band perform from the back of a fully equipped truck.
We rented a cube truck, met the band at Terminal 5, loaded their gear and drove to the MacDougal Street. Along the way, we tweeted that we would be parking the truck in the middle of the famous Greenwich Village street. The same street where Cafe Wha?, where Bob Dylan played his first New York City show, is located. With their equipment situated in the back of the truck, we had the band sneak inside, swung open the gate and hit record as they performed "Favourite Colour," "Nature of the Experiment," and "Your English Is Good."