Smith (EP)

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Smith EP
Smith EP.jpg
EP by Tokyo Police Club
Released 2007
Recorded 2006
Genre Indie rock
Length 10:17
Label Paper Bag Records
Tokyo Police Club chronology
A Lesson in Crime EP
2006
Smith EP
2007
Elephant Shell
2008

Smith EP is a four-track EP that was released by Canadian indie group Tokyo Police Club on October 23, 2007 in Canada and November 6, 2007 in the US.

A download version of the Smith EP was originally available in the Spring of 2007 with only the first three songs and a different cover.[1]

Reviews[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Scene Point Blank (7.2/10)[2]
Sound Sect 3.5/5 stars[3]
Chart 4/5 stars[4]
Pitchfork Media (6.8/10)[5]
UKULA Magazine (favorable)[6]
Original download cover.

Reviews of the EP were positive but disappointed by the release of an even shorter EP than A Lesson in Crime instead of a full-length LP album. Pitchfork Media gave a 6.8 rating commenting that "as the indie world collectively holds its breath for the TPC full-length, they first punch us in the gut with the Smith EP, a three-song, eight-minute release that could pass for a free iTunes preview."[7]

Chart gave a review of 5/5 but "deduct[ed] one point for making everyone wait for the LP".[4]

RegnYouth remarked that the EP "makes up for lack of quantity with the quality of the songs" and "one listen and the wait for that LP will only get more frustrating".[8]

UKULA Magazine agrees, saying Smith is "a tease, but as teases do, it leaves you beggin’ for more."[9]

Scene Point Blank and Soundsect.com both reviewed the earlier three-song digital release and agreed that it was "short but sweet". Scene Point Blank gave a 7.2/10[10] and Soundsect.com gave 3.5 stars out of 5 but exclaimed "At this point in time there just hasn’t been a Tokyo Police Club song released that hasn’t been good."[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Box" – 2:33
  2. "Cut Cut Paste" – 1:46
  3. "A Lesson in Crime" – 3:30
  4. "Be Good (RAC remix)" – 2:45

Enhanced portion includes videos for:

  1. "Nature of the Experiment" (directed by George Vale)
  2. "Cheer It On" (directed by Sean Wainsteim)
  3. "Citizens of Tomorrow" (directed by Kyle Davison)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Tom Gilbert. "soundsect.com review of Tokyo Police Club - Smith EP (digital-only)". soundsect.com. Retrieved 2007-12-15. 
  2. ^ Scene Point Blank review
  3. ^ Sound Sect review
  4. ^ a b Littlefair, Matt (2007-10-30). "Tokyo Police Club: Smith EP". CD Reviews: Buck 65, Neverending White Lights, Ween And More!. Chart. Retrieved 2009-03-06. 
  5. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  6. ^ UKULA Magazine review
  7. ^ Adam Moerder (2007-11-08). "Tokyo Police Club: Smith EP". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2007-12-15. 
  8. ^ "Tokyo Police Club - Smith EP". RegnYouth. 2007-11-14. Retrieved 2007-12-15. 
  9. ^ Laura Lanktree & Chris Bilton (2007-10-23). "Tokyo Police Club: Smith EP". UKULA. Retrieved 2007-12-15. 
  10. ^ "Tokyo Police Club: Smith". Scene Point Blank. 2007-06-13. Retrieved 2007-12-15.