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TOE to release a new EP via Topshelf Records

Topshelf Records has launched pre-orders for “The Future Is Now”, a new EP from the Japanese post rock act TOE.

Here’s the official word from the label:

I am incredibly elated to be typing this right now.

toe is one of my favorite bands of all time (my last.fm charts don’t lie!) and one of the main reasons I got into this music community that Seth and I both love so much (and now amazingly enough find ourselves working within).

This has been in the works for years and I’m beyond excited that it’s finally come to fruition. We will be releasing the band’s most recent EP “the future is now” on 10” vinyl via three color ways (with first press limited to 1,000) as well as CD on November 6, 2012. There’s also a huge 18×24” poster to boot. We’ll have the preorders up soon. The pre-orders are now up!

Read more about the band in our recent interview with LOW-PASS.

Here’s the official bio:

toe is a Japanese music group. While mentioned in many post-rock circles, their song structure and dynamics are similar to many popular math rock artists.

toe is composed of Kashikura Takashi on drums, Mino Takaaki on guitar, Yamane Satoshi on bass guitar, and Yamazaki Hirokazu on guitar. Toe has formally played with this line-up since the band’s inception in 2000.

The vast majority of the music is instrumental and features the swift and acute drumming of Takashi. The band is also known for its melodic, clean guitar settings. Additionally, the compositions have repetition from typical rock motifs, but use very subtle changes in beat and rhythm to form a unique sound. 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 tours regularly in Japan, and can most notably be compared to acts such as Pele and The Album Leaf.

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