Straightener

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STRAIGHTENER
Origin Tokyo, Japan
Genres indie rock, alternative rock
Years active 1998–present
Labels EMI Music Japan
Website http://www.straightener.net
Members Atsushi Horie
Shinpei Nakayama
Hidekazu Hinata
Jun Ōyama

Straightener (ストレイテナー Sutoreitenā?), often written STRAIGHTENER, is a Japanese rock band. The band started out as a duo with Atsushi Horie (vocals/guitar) and Shinpei Nakayama (drums) in 1998. They established an independent label named Ghost Records in 2002. Hidekazu Hinata joined the band as bassist in 2003, giving the band a heavier sound. In October of the same year they released a single, "Traveling Gargoyle" from Toshiba EMI. They have performed at numerous festivals and live tours. The band toured all over Japan during their Linear tour in 2007. Their latest tour will be a joint tour in December 2013 with Asian Kung-Fu Generation to celebrate both bands' 10-year anniversaries. Both bands will perform in Korea, Singapore, and Taiwan along with a local band of each country.

Members[edit]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Notes
2000 Straighten It Up
2001 Error
2002 Skeletonized
2004 Lost World's Anthology
Rock End Roll
2005 Title
Straightener Early Years Compilation
2006 Dear Deadman
2007 Linear
Immortal EP
2009 Nexus
2010 Creatures
2011 Stout Remix album
Straightener
2012 Soft Remix album
2013 21st Century Rock Band Compilation
Resplendent EP

Singles/EPs[edit]

  • "Senshi no Shikabane no March" (2000)
  • "ANOTHER DIMENSIONAL" (2000)
  • SILVER RECORD (2002)
  • Silent Film Soundtrack (2003)
  • "TRAVELING GARGOYLE" (2003)
  • "TENDER" (2004)
  • "KILLER TUNE / PLAY THE STAR GUITAR" (2004)
  • "THE REMAINS" (2005)
  • "Melodic Storm" (2006)
  • "BERSERKER TUNE" (2006)
  • "SIX DAY WONDER" (2007)
  • "TRAIN" (2007)
  • "Little Miss Weekend" (2008)
  • "Lightning" (2009)
  • "Clone / Donkey Boogie Dodo" (2009)
  • "Man-Like Creatures" (2010)
  • "VANDALISM / SILLY PARADE" (2011)
  • "YOU and I / Hitsuji no Mure wa Oka o Noboru" (2011)
  • "From Noon Till Dawn" (2012)

DVDs[edit]

  • BLACK STAR LUSTER (2005)
  • EMOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK (2006)
  • Remember Our Drinking Songs -Hello Dear Deadman Tour 2006 (2006)
  • Linear Motor City (2007)
  • Emotion Picture Soundtrack 2 (2009)
  • NEXUS TOUR FINAL (2009)
  • The Parade of Creatures (2010)
  • LONG WAY TO NOWHERE TOUR (2012)
  • ETERNAL ROCK BAND -21st CENTURY ROCK BAND TOUR 2013- (2014)

Split albums[edit]

  • DRAGORUM with The Pete Best (2001)
  • untitled split cassette tape with ART-SCHOOL (2002)

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