toe (Japanese band) is a Japanese math-rock /post-rock / instrumental music group.
toe is a Japanese music group that formed in 2000. While mentioned in many post-rockcircles, their song structure and dynamics are similar to many popular math rock artists. The vast majority of the music is instrumental and features the swift and acute drumming of Takashi. The band has changed their sound over their musical tenure by incorporating acoustic guitars, Rhodes piano, and vibraphones in their most recent releases.
The band started performing live in July 2001, a few times a month at nightclubs. They began recording their debut EP “Songs, Ideas We Forgot” in February 2002, and released it two months later on April 17th of the same year. In July 2003 toe released a split CD EP with Pele through an independent label, Muziq, and the following September the band released a remix album Re:Designed.
In April 2004 toe contributed a song to the MOTOWN tribute CD, “ROCK MOTOWN” and the following June the Pele/toe split was released on vinyl through Polyvinyl Records. In April 2005 the band began recording their first album. Four months later on August 31st, toe’s anticipated debut album “The Book About My Idle Plot on a Vague Anxiety” was released.
Yamazaki Hirokazu (Guitar)
Mino Takaaki (Guitar)
Yamane Satoshi (Bass)
Official Website: http://www.toe.st/