Toe Announce New EP and First Ever European Tour
Japanese math rock band Toe will make their first ever trip to Europe this September, to coincide with the release of their new EP, ‘The Future Is Now’, via Big Scary Monsters Records (Minus The Bear, Tall Ships, Cursive).
Toe is composed of Kashikura Takashi on drums, Yamane Satoshi on bass, and Mino Takaaki and Yamazaki Hirokazu on guitar. Formed in 2000 they’ve spent the past decade building a huge online fanbase around the world based on their mostly instrumental music, with the swift and acute drumming of Takashi and their melodic, clean guitar settings at the core. Toe are well renowned back home in Japan for creating a thrilling, beautiful live sound incorporating acoustic guitars, rhodes piano and vibraphones, something they’re excited to debut in Europe later this month.
Their first album, ‘The Book About My Idle Plot On A Vague Anxiety’ was released in August 2005, followed in December 2009 by ‘For Long Tomorrow’.
‘The Future Is Now’ EP is released in the UK and Europe via Big Scary Monsters on October 1st, on CD and limited edition 10″ vinyl. A new album is scheduled for release in 2013. It can be pre-ordered now via www.bsmrocks.com
Toe tour Europe for the very first time this September. They play just one UK date, with pre-sales selling out within a matter of days, and only a small handful being reserved for sale on the day.
16.09 – RU – Moscow – Astral Festival
17.09 – DE – Berlin – Festsaal Kreuzberg
18.09 – DK – Copenhagen – Pumpehuset
19.09 – BE – Brussels – Magasin 4 |
20.09 – FR – Paris – Le Point Ephémère
21.09 – IT – Bolzano – Transart Festival
22.09 – CH – Düdingen – Bad Bonn
23.09 – UK – London – XOYO (w/ This Town Needs Guns, Brontide, Talons and more)
‘The Future Is Now’ tracklisting:
1. Run For Word
2. 月、欠け (Tsukikake)
3. Ordinary Days
4. The Future Is Now
5. Path (bonus live video)
6. Ordinary Days (bonus live video)
Listen to ‘Run For Word’ here: