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Envy



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Hometown: Tokyo (Japan)

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Since 1992, Envy has become a dominant band in the independent hardcore scene in Japan. Their music, through their own evolution, encompasses a sound where intensity and beauty coexists. They have recorded a number of singles and albums in Japan, including split albums with bands like This Machine Kills, Endeavor, Six Pence and Yaphet Kotto. Since their beginning, Envy has toured all throughout Japan with Mogwai, Isis and many more. They have labored and toured their songs relentlessly for over a decade, and will continue to do so well into the next decade.

By now Envy's influence on various strains of underground music has been cemented â€" and reiterated by artists as varied as Thursday, Mogwai, Deafheaven, MONO, and Touché Amoré. With legacy comes expectation, and expectation often breeds complacency. It takes only 20 seconds into opener "Blue Moonlight" for Envy to dispose of the gentle, lilting guitar figures that have marked much of their past couple albums. So begins the journey that is Atheist's Cornea, their first album in five years. It is the purest, most distilled example of Envy's brand of brilliance, and it's already being hailed by many as their best since their classic A Dead Sinking Story. 


Reviews

Envy Atheist’s Cornea

Envy

Atheist’s Cornea (2015)

Temporary Residence

Envy / Touché Amoré live in New Haven

Envy / Touché Amoré

live in New Haven (2010)

live show

Envy Recitation

Envy

Recitation (2010)

Temporary Residence

Envy / Jesu Split

Envy / Jesu

Split (2009)

Hydra Head

Envy Abyssal

Envy

Abyssal (2008)

Temporary Residence

Envy Reissues

Envy

Reissues (2008)

Temporary Residence

Envy Transfovista DVD

Envy

Transfovista DVD (2008)

Temporary Residence

Thursday / Envy Split [12 inch]

Thursday / Envy

Split [12 inch] (2008)

Temporary Residence

Envy Insomniac Doze

Envy

Insomniac Doze (2006)

Temporary Residence

Yaphet Kotto/This Machine Kills/Envy split CD

Yaphet Kotto/This Machine Kills/Envy

split CD (2003)

Sonzai

Envy A Dead Sinking Story

Envy

A Dead Sinking Story (2003)

Level Plane

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Current Releases

EnvyAtheist's Cornea

Envy

Atheist's Cornea

July 10, 2015

Interviews

Picture of Envy

Envy

Monday, November 20, 2006 at 6:30 PM (EST)

Picture of Envy

Tetsuya Fukagawa (Envy)

Monday, August 26, 2013 at 8:00 PM (EDT)

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