Dave Monks "The Rules"

Dave Monks 'The Rules'
Tokyo Police Club's Dave Monks is going solo for an EP this month, and with All Signs Point to Yes due out on June 16 through Dine Alone Records, the songwriter has rolled out a new track called "The Rules."

The song begins down as a stripped-down ballad consisting of only piano and voice. It's a bittersweet lament, but energy lifts as the arrangement progresses, as Monks is accompanied by lush string orchestrations and bouncy drums.

Hear the tune below [via Consequence of Sound].

Also below, see Monks' solo tour schedule. His Tokyo Police Club schedule can be seen here.

Tour dates:

06/15 Washington, DC - Black Cat Backstage
06/16 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge

06/25 Toronto, ON - The Garrison

06/26 Hamilton, ON - Casbah Lounge

06/27 Ottawa, ON - House of TARG
07/08 Cambridge, MA - TT The Bear's Place

07/09 Philadelphia, PA - Milkboy