SCREAMO.NL

Envy

Envy



Website: Envy

Since their formation in 1992, Envy has become a dominant band in the independent hardcore and screamo scene in Japan. Their music has evolved over the years to incorporate hardcore, screamo, and most recently, the epic tendencies of post-rock. Envy is characterized by their ability to master screamo’s loud-soft dynamic to evoke both crushing brutality and gentle beauty, often within the same song. Much has been made of vocalist Tetsuya Fukugawa’s own skill at commanding this dichotomy and thusly their live shows have grown in legend over the years. The band is also noted for their deep and poetic lyrics.
The band has become increasingly popular among the post rock scene in the last few years for their incorporation of Mogwai-esque sound and composition dynamics into more traditional screamo songs. This new influence can be most easily identified on their last three releases, “All The Footprints You’ve Ever Left And The Fear Expecting Ahead” released by Dim Mak,”A Dead Sinking Story” released on Level Plane and “Insomniac Doze” released on Temporary Residence Limited.
The band has since become friends with Mogwai and vocalist Tetsuya Fukagawa was featured on a track from Mogwai’s 2006 album “Mr. Beast.”
In March of 2006, it was announced that Envy had signed to Temporary Residence Limited for American distribution of Insomniac Doze (though it was released by Mogwai’s Rock Action label in Europe and Envy’s own Sonzai Records in Japan).

 

Hassan-I-Sabbah Angel-Hair Belle-epoque nitro-mega-prayer Eaves June-paik Love-Like...-Electrocution Shikari Anomie Majority-rule Daitro I-Hate-Myself Hot-cross Yaphet-Kotto Gantz Envy Ampere Amanda-Woodward Suis-la-lune In-Loving-Memory La-Quiete Portrait I-Have-Dreams 1905 Raein Comadre Funeral-diner Danse-Macabre the-Spirit-of-Versailles Kaospilot Heroin Neil-Perry The-number-twelve-looks-like-you I-would-set-myself-on-fire-for-you Cobra-Kai Pg.-99 Circle-Takes-The-Square Saetia Vuur Cease-upon-the-capitol Louise-Cyphre Index-for-potential-suicide Usurp-Synapse Clikatat-Ikatowi Gauge-Means-Nothing Toru-Okada Takaru Malady Joshua-Fit-For-Battle Her-Breath-On-Glass Heaven-in-her-arms Palatka Jeromes-Dream The-Kodan-Armada City-of-Caterpillar Orchid You-And-I The-Apoplexy-Twist-Orchestra Mihai-Edrisch Nervous-light-of-sunday One-eyed-god-prophecy Trainwreck Loma-Prieta In/Humanity Love-Lost-But-Not-Forgotten Zann Indian-Summer Swing-Kids Sed-Non-Satiata Reversal-of-Man Am-I-Dead-Yet? Union-of-Uranus Portraits-of-Past I,-robot Tristan-Tzara Tunes-for-bears-to-dance-to I-wrote-haikus... Do-Androids-Dream-Of-Electric-Sheep?