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Toe Sign With Big Scary Monsters- ‘The Future Is Now’ EP Feature

September 4, 2012

Today it is announced that Japanese Math Rock band Toe have joined Big Scary Monsters.

The multi-instrumentalists will make their first ever trip to Europe this September, to coincide with the release of their new EP, ‘The Future Is Now’.

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 with an exclusive t-shirt, available to pre-order now via BSM webstore. A new album is scheduled for release in 2013. Our friends at Topshelf Records will be handling a US release of the EP.

The Future Is Now Tracklisting

1. Run For Word
2.月、欠け (Tsukikake)
3. Ordinary Days
4. The Future Is Now

Streaming in it’s entirety- The Future is Now

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. Another fantastic tour set up by our good friends Back From Outer Space Bookings.

Tour Dates:

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)



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