Toe (band)

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July 2015 Toe concert in Vancouver, Canada
Background information
Origin Japan
Genres Post-rock, math rock, instrumental rock, alternative rock, jazz fusion, indie rock
Years active 2000–present
Labels Catune, Machu Picchu, Topshelf
Associated acts Pele, The Hiatus
Members Kashikura Takashi
Mino Takaaki
Yamane Satoshi
Yamazaki Hirokazu

Toe (stylized often as toe) is a Japanese music group. While mentioned in many post-rock circles, their song structure and dynamics are similar to many popular math rock artists.


Toe is composed of Kashikura Takashi on drums, Mino Takaaki on guitar, Yamane Satoshi on bass guitar, and Yamazaki Hirokazu on guitar. Toe has formally played with this line-up since the band’s inception in 2000. They are currently one of four bands on the indie label Machu Picchu,[1] along with the bands mouse on the keys, Enemies and Tangled Hair. This is a label formed by the members of Toe.

The vast majority of the 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 Hear You was released in July of 2015.



  1. ^ Machu Picchu INDUSTRIAS | BAND