Husking Bee are Japanese powerpop/punk band formed in 1994.
According to Oricon, HUSKING BEE’s member were Isobe Masafumi(on Vocals), Kudo "Tekkin" Tetsuya(on Bass) and Hiramoto Leona (on Drums). They debuted in 1995 by "NOT SUPERSTITIOUS III". Hirabayashi Kazuya, today the lead singer and guitarist to the band Fine Lines, joined as a new member in 2000. Despite having many Japanese young fans, they dissolved without explaning the reasons behind their decision on the 6th March 2005.
The band reunited in February 2012.
Their sound is similar to that of the American band Jimmy Eat World, though they have been compared to Taking Back Sunday due to their dual emotionally charged vocalists, and impressive musicianship of the members. The rhythm section thrives in this band, able to create atmosphere with its own frantic, punchy playfulness.
- GRIP (1996)
- Put on Fresh Paint (1999)
- The Sun and the Moon EP (2000)
- FOUR COLOR PROBLEM (2001), distributed in the US by Doghouse Records
- the steady-state theory (2002)
- variandante (2004)
- ANTHOLOGY [1994~2004] (2005)
- SOMA (2013)
In other media
- Kazuya Hirabayashi provided the singing voice for the Koyuki Tanaka character, in the anime adaptation of BECK. The band also contributed the song "Brightest" to the series' second original soundtrack.
- The old HUSKING BEE official website - By Ini Co.
- HUSKING BEE official website
- Keikaku Profile | Husking Bee
- Profile by Toy's Factory