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Summer Jams; 'Epic Music' In Movie Trailers; Tokyo Police Club

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Monday, May 19, 2014

Tokyo Police Club's new album, 'Forcefield,' is out now. Tokyo Police Club's new album, 'Forcefield,' is out now. (Courtesy of the artist)

In this episode: Memorial Day is a week off, so it’s time to start thinking summer. And every summer has its jams. Writer Rich Juzwiak asked his readers at Gawker: “What Will Your Summer Jams Be?” and got hundreds of responses; Juzwiak walks Soundcheck host John Schaefer through a few of them.

Then: Yoav Goren pioneered the genre of original Epic Music for blockbuster movie trailers. Despite almost never being used in the films themselves, Epic Music has a rapidly growing and fervent fan base and generates millions of plays on YouTube. Goren tells Soundcheck about the new “epic music” compilation Trailerhead: NU EPIQ.

And: The Canadian indie rock band Tokyo Police Club has flirted with pop music before. Now they're going steady with it. Dance rhythms and big hooks fill their new album Forcefield, and they'll play an electric set in the Soundcheck studio.

What Will Your Summer Jams Be?

Writer Rich Juzwiak asked his readers on Gawker: What will your summer jams be? He joins host John Schaefer to talk about the songs that will be everywhere in summer 2014.

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