Toe (band)

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toe performing in Vancouver, British Columbia in July 2015
Background information
Origin Tokyo, Japan
Genres Post-rock, math rock
Years active2000–present
LabelsCatune, Machu Picchu, Topshelf, Big Scary Monsters
MembersKashikura Takashi
Mino Takaaki
Yamane Satoshi
Yamazaki Hirokazu

Toe (トー, Tō), stylized as toe, is a Japanese post-rock/math rock band from Tokyo. The group was founded in 2000, and consists of Kashikura Takashi (drums), Mino Takaaki (guitar), Yamane Satoshi (bass guitar), and Yamazaki Hirokazu (guitar). [1]


Detailed information

Toe is currently one of four bands on the indie label Machu Picchu, [2] which was formed by the members of Toe, along with the bands Mouse on the Keys, Enemies, and Tangled Hair.

The vast majority of the band's music is instrumental, featuring a very dynamic drumming from Takashi blended in with melodic, clean guitars. The band has changed their sound over their musical tenure by incorporating acoustic guitars, Rhodes piano, and vibraphones in their most recent releases. [3] The band tours regularly in Japan.

Their most recent studio EP, Our Latest Number, was released in 2018.

In 2021 they contributed to the soundtrack for the anime series Sonny Boy. [4]

Their most recent album, 独演会 "DOKU-EN-KAI" was live recorded in the round at le Poisson Rouge in New York City, being released on March 6, 2021. [5] [6]


Studio albums



Remix albums

Compilation albums

Live DVDs


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