In 2006, four Toronto teens with a chameleonic handle on indie rock's most accessible sounds put out a highly promising EP called A Lesson in Crime. With the Strokes' swagger, Les Savy Fav's dance-floor aggression and Grandaddy-like sci-fi nerd tendencies, Tokyo Police Club appealed mightily to music bloggers and Urban Outfitters shoppers.

In 2006, four Toronto teens with a chameleonic handle on indie rock's most accessible sounds put out a highly promising EP called A Lesson in Crime. With the Strokes' swagger, Les Savy Fav's dance-floor aggression and Grandaddy-like sci-fi nerd tendencies, Tokyo Police Club appealed mightily to music bloggers and Urban Outfitters shoppers.

Last year's long-awaited full-length, Elephant Shell, lacked the EP's bite and spontaneity, as though the band recorded it in a sleepy haze after a long night of writing overly intellectual phrases like "Dead lovers salivate/ Broken hearts tessellate tonight."

Perhaps the live setting will invigorate these tracks. Tokyo Police Club will have to bring the pep if they want to keep up with Harlem Shakes, who'll open the show along with Ruby Coast.