If you’re anything like we are and missed Sunday’s episode of Desperate Housewives by doing any number of a million better things, it looks like you also missed your Newmarket boyfriends from Tokyo Police Club making their acting debut. Thankfully we’ve got you all in check with the gift at right via Stereogum.
Fresh off of a tour with Weezer—or that band that looks like Weezer and sounds like Weezer and keeps touring and releasing albums under the name Weezer—the story goes that TPC traipsed their way onto set by way of a friend who is also the show’s script coordinator. Those keeping track have already heard the band namechecked on the show once before, but this super special episode saw them actually perform (and speak! Supposedly?) as a band called Cold Splash. Cold Splash! And then saw Cold Splash play the TPC song “In A Cave.” Our heads are spinning.
According to keyboardman Graham Wright’s CBC Radio 3 blog about the experience:
As anyone who watched the episode will see, our scene was spent rocking out at ‘The White Horse’, otherwise known as the coolest rock and roll club in Fairview. The men of the show have formed a garage band (though one of the members may have an ulterior motive! Dun dun dun…), and finally get up the courage to compete in the local battle of the bands. Unfortunately for them, they have to cross swords with that most bitchin’ band in town: Cold Spash.
And to aid in their demographic shift toward the cougar set, someone with big smart brains in the band’s corner had the foresight to create a Cold Splash MySpace page that just repeats the words “Toyko Police Club” over and over again.
Catch these movie stars on the upcoming Jingle Bell Rock tour (with Metric, the Dears, Sebastien Grainger & the Mountains, and DJ Mike Relm), which stops in Toronto on December 12 and 13.