Successful Warped Tour outings, an ever-expanding domestic and international fan base, sharing bills with amazing artists and a third shot at a full-length album — it sounds like life for the members of New Jersey-based pop-rock act Tokyo Rose is pretty damned great. The band's most recent achievement is the completion of its latest SideCho Records full-length, The Promise in Compromise. And though the album's thematic undercurrent is one of deception and false hopes, this is actually one of the band's most upbeat, listener-friendly collections. “As a whole, we've tapped into what people want to hear from us and expanded upon it,” notes singer/guitarist Ryan Dominguez. “We all know where we want to go with the music-- make it more accessible and have more fun with it. If you can't have fun playing music, then why do it at all?” The resulting effort finds Tokyo Rose's brilliant delivery of melodic, rhythm-driven rock tracks spanning across a variety of themes. The intentionally powerful, produced and polished sounds of The Promise in Compromise find the band in a position that's anything but downtrodden and deflective.