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March 28, 2010


its a free (free!) download for all of you. also if you loop it 29 times while watching Grosse Pointe Blank on mute, it looks like john cusack lip syncs the whole time. and if it doesn’t work, we’ll give you your money back.

the first crumb from the CHAMP cookie has crumbled and we’re really psyched all of you can hear it!!!!!!! watch more of the cookie crumble below….


39 Comments leave one →
  1. eiln permalink
    March 28, 2010 5:10 pm

    currently listening to it as we/i speak/type and i lurve it. its good to have you back!

  2. kaitlin permalink
    March 28, 2010 5:48 pm

    i am so excited for champ i can’t even describe it.
    i saw a live video for breakneck speed & it is amazing!
    if the rest of the album is like that your golden boys

  3. Juan Jose permalink
    March 28, 2010 6:34 pm

    Its just perfect!

  4. Kopiok permalink
    March 28, 2010 7:06 pm

    Way too pumped. TOO PUMPED.

  5. Jude permalink
    March 28, 2010 10:26 pm


  6. March 28, 2010 10:43 pm

    (clears throat) nicely played, TPC. nicely played.
    also, are you guys going to do a show in manhattan? like not governor’s island?

  7. March 28, 2010 11:38 pm

    i’m obsessed with it, album’s gonna kill!

  8. Steven thinks TPC is the Champ permalink
    March 29, 2010 11:38 am

    Wow guys the video really made my day now im finally content knowing where the whole Champ thing came from you guys really rock

    P.S. Thanks for the download
    P.P.S. I cant wait for this album, Its going to be the best listening my ears get this year and many many years to come

  9. renee permalink
    March 29, 2010 1:07 pm

    good to HAVE you back!

  10. mel permalink
    March 29, 2010 5:22 pm

    my day SUCKED and this just made it not suck X 1000000000000
    OH MY GOD you guys are too amazing this album is already BLOWING MY MIND ahhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Jennifer Christa permalink
    March 29, 2010 5:43 pm

    Words cannot describe what I’m feeling while listening to this song. I am so in love with it. It just makes me remember how much I love your music… I mean I’m getting emotional listening to it for god’s sake.

    Thank you so so so so SO much for this. I just… thank you.

  12. Katie permalink
    March 29, 2010 7:41 pm

    I love the new song. Can’t wait for the whole album.
    Seriously, when I first listened to just 6 seconds of it, it made me smile. (:

  13. Tracy permalink
    March 29, 2010 9:03 pm

    I seriously got goosebumps when i heard the song play at the end of the video. Even better the whole way through! So pumped for this album. Good work, guys.

  14. Neha permalink
    March 29, 2010 9:23 pm

    I saw you guys at Lollapalooza 2007 (and got A Lesson In Crime signed by all of you) and have been a huge fan ever since! I love Breakneck Speed – the sound has grown/improved since your earlier stuff but it is still characteristically Tokyo Police Club. I’m looking forward to listening to the rest of Champ!! yay

    • Neha permalink
      March 30, 2010 1:26 am

      P.S. PLEASE please come back to Chicago!

      • noodles permalink
        April 1, 2010 4:14 pm

        PLEASE PLEASE COME BACK TO CHICAGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. kip permalink
    March 29, 2010 9:24 pm

    beyond epic, can’t wait to hear the entire album

  16. Amanda permalink
    March 29, 2010 11:02 pm

    Thank you.
    This was so perfect to come home too.

  17. March 30, 2010 12:23 am

    i bought tickets to see mainly you and passion pit in new york before the entire tour was published. and now you’re playing in philly.

  18. Andy permalink
    March 30, 2010 1:13 am


  19. Dalton permalink
    March 30, 2010 2:21 am

    So PUMPED! It’s good to have you back! I’m buying this album the instant I can get my hands on a physical copy. Please come to Phoenix AZ!

  20. March 30, 2010 7:14 am

    ah FUCK YES MAN!!!


    makes my bad day (really fucking) good.

    x to an infinite.

  21. Cameron permalink
    March 30, 2010 8:42 pm

    this song is amazing, come to las vegas please? but like… an all ages show….

  22. nahomi permalink
    March 30, 2010 9:46 pm

    the song is super good!
    im even more excited than before.

  23. lookuptobicycle permalink*
    March 30, 2010 9:58 pm

    wodewick of woddingham

    get on
    get off
    revolutions for all
    Mary go round
    don’t fall
    dont fall
    power up the tuner
    rev up the amp
    time’s getting ready
    for the champ

  24. Steven permalink
    March 31, 2010 2:52 am

    dang no edmonton dates (yet).
    new song is awesome, guys! i can’t wait for this album to drop!! (into my hands….)

  25. Jazmin permalink
    April 2, 2010 9:03 am

    after/before coachella, play a show in LA.

  26. djdontcare permalink
    April 6, 2010 11:39 am

    dammit, i said to myself “if you just wait and don’t listen to breakneck speed, it’ll make the album that much better when it finally comes out.”

    and i cracked.

    i love you guys

  27. Greg P permalink
    April 6, 2010 10:52 pm

    GREAT SONG! you guys are the best. cant wait for CHAMP!

    PLEASE come to Japan!!!

  28. Andrew permalink
    April 7, 2010 10:58 am

    Hey guys GREAT show in Waterloo last night!!!!! LOVE the new material, and great to finnally see you guys live for all the classics from Lesson in Crime and Elephant Shell. Loved Shoulders and Arms – Killer drum beats…. Good Luck with the rest of the tour!!!

  29. Peter permalink
    April 7, 2010 4:37 pm

    I’m Loving this new song gents! I’m really proud of the work you guys have done. If the rest of champ is as polished as this song it’s gonna be GREAT! I’ll be seeing you in Dallas!! You should do another acoustic session here in dallas like you did in Philly a bit ago – I got to see it while I was in town on business!!!!

    We love you guys and are huge supporters of yours!

    Champ IT!
    -Peter & Jess

  30. Hannah permalink
    April 7, 2010 8:19 pm

    If you manage to pause the video between 3.04 and like 3.05,
    you will realise dave is revealing himself as a vampire.

    Right on the camera flash ^.^

  31. André Botelho permalink
    April 10, 2010 5:19 pm

    Just awesome!
    I really wish I was livin in the US so I could see you guys live

  32. Untitled permalink
    April 12, 2010 10:38 am

    Is there any live footage of the previous gigs that past that showcase the new songs (excluding “Breakneck Speed” “End of a Spark” and “Favourite Colour”?)

  33. Gogol Bordello permalink
    April 13, 2010 2:02 pm

    hey y’all,

    i see you guys have joined Dine Alone records… does that mean you’re not on Saddle Creek anymore? I guess that makes sense, ’cause all their focus is pretty much on conor oberst, haha.

  34. Matt permalink
    April 16, 2010 10:17 am

    I have an abusive relationship with most of the bands I like so I keep waiting for TPC to piss on me. But ‘Breakneck’ sounds like progression without the distortion of the band I like, love and listen to all the goddam time.

    I’m anticipating this album like I stalked MW2 for almost a full year. A little corner of my brain will have blueballs until I can get my hands on the physical item on the Best Buy shelf.

    Thanks guys.

  35. amanda permalink
    April 26, 2010 7:46 pm

    a musica é perfeeeeeita *—-* mas eu nao aguento mais esperar pelo album ;(

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