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Sunday, February 01, 2009

Tokyo Police Club - In A Cave

Award: Top Canadian recording artist for 2008 (and for Desperate Housewives)
Other notable mention: Real video is actually a fan video! Well not exactly: Olan Rodgers is an amateur filmmaker who won a campus contest to work with the band... (says Olan's web page about making videos: "It's about all we got. Olan has a decent computer.")
Another notable mention: Homemade video has MTV video ID stamp at its beginning and end; real MTV video above has no ID stamp at its beginning or end.
Final notable mention: Even though the track is titled "In a Cave," the lyrics include the title of the band's album "Elephant Shell," sung during the bridge. This is a known good technique because it causes listeners who are aware of the album title to have the hairs on the back of their neck stand up. I'm pretty sure album name-dropping in lyrics is a proven phenomenon but I think there's a minor chord progression happening during the bridge that might also optimize the effect. Or something.



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