Toe (band)

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toe performing in Vancouver, British Columbia in July 2015
Background information
OriginTokyo, Japan
GenresPost-rock, math rock, instrumental rock, alternative rock, jazz fusion, indie rock, progressive rock
Years active2000–present
LabelsCatune, Machu Picchu, Topshelf
Associated actsPele, The Hiatus
MembersKashikura Takashi
Mino Takaaki
Yamane Satoshi
Yamazaki Hirokazu

Toe, stylised as toe is a Japanese rock band from Tokyo. While mentioned in many post-rock circles, their song structure and dynamics are also similar to many popular math rock artists. The group was founded in 2000 and consists of four members; Kashikura Takashi (drums), Mino Takaaki (guitar), Yamane Satoshi (bass guitar), and Yamazaki Hirokazu (guitar).

Detailed information[edit]

Toe is currently one of four bands on the indie label Machu Picchu,[1] 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 in nature and 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.

Their most recent studio album entitled Our Latest Number was released in 2018.


  • Yamazaki Hirokazu – guitar (2000-present)
  • Yamane Satoshi – bass (2000-present)
  • Mino Takaaki – guitar (2000-present)
  • Kashikura Takashi – drums (2000-present)


Studio Albums
  • Songs, Ideas We Forgot (2003)
  • New Sentimentality (2006)
  • New Sentimentality "Tour Edition" (2008) Enhanced CDEP Limited to 1000
  • Toe/Collection of Colonies of Bees (2009)
  • The Future Is Now (2012)
  • Our Latest Number (2018)
Remix Albums
Compilation Albums
  • That's Another Story (2018)

Live DVDs[edit]

  • RGBDVD (2005)
  • CUT_DVD (2010)
  • 8 Days DVD (2012)