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There are at least ten bands called Envy:

1. 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).

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  • poxpotz

    lol those weekly charts

    9 Dec 2:25pm Reply
  • interventiooon

    With the show in hellfest, hope that this means some dates in Europe.....

    19 Nov 9:49am Reply
  • teocc

    I demand more film-score, counterpoint with multiple voices/bars in their future releases!

    26 Oct 3:15am Reply
  • kmurra76

    Thought there might have been new material when I saw a new song at the head of the top tracks. Now I'm sad.

    18 Oct 5:50pm Reply
  • Aki_Kato

    Hi! listen and download my new albums here: http://www.lastfm.ru/music/Aki+Kato atmospheric metal, experimental

    2 Oct 11:06am Reply
  • colderskin

    its sometimes overwhelming how consistently great the output of this band is

    28 Sep 12:08am Reply
  • PSCH13

    The "music therapy" of this evening: crying and shivering to 'All the Footprints You've Ever Left and the Fear Expecting Ahead'. Fuck, soon to be three years since I saw Envy on Beta in Copenhagen. Damn what a magical night that was. Hope that I'll be able to say good bye, 'cause I think ClothesOptional is right...

    14 Sep 6:34pm Reply
  • MoogInRow

    these guys are breathtaking

    26 Jul 12:20am Reply
  • ClothesOptional

    I suspect the next one will be the last ;_;

    25 Jun 7:21am Reply
  • akhzlkn

    WAHY NO NEW JAPANESE ENVY MATERIAL

    23 Jun 10:18am Reply
  • Y-xllWllx-Y

    Japanese Envy is only true Envy. [9]

    30 May 2:18pm Reply
  • stranging

    goDDAMNIT WHERE IS SOME NEW MATERIAL

    20 May 2:25am Reply
  • exelitz

    may 7 live setlist http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/envy/2014/liquidroom-tokyo-japan-3c375ef.html

    9 May 11:46am Reply
  • alarx1

    Japanese Envy is only true Envy. [8]

    3 May 7:00am Reply
  • rustedempire

    Japanese Envy is only true Envy. [7]

    21 Apr 11:40pm Reply
  • mu_pothead

    one day, when i'm grown up, i'll buy a plane ticket to see them again.

    18 Apr 2:11pm Reply
  • SorenAlexShuya

    Wish I could see them again.

    10 Apr 5:57pm Reply
  • UglySyntaxError

    supporting alcest? weird combo.

    9 Apr 3:09pm Reply
  • Starfox10

    This band, like Swans, can change endlessly over the course of their career, and still maintain an unnamable uniqueness that is beyond description, something that is definitely 'Envy', but what? This uniqueness, the undercurrent through which their infinite creativity may flow unchallenged over different styles, is what makes just about every song, every album, just perfect. They can write songs from 40 seconds long to 12 minutes long, and both can be equally evocative of the emotions they wish to express. This is good stuff, to say the very least.

    6 Apr 6:55pm Reply
  • stranging

    Still waiting for a tour, still waiting for an album. [2]

    28 Mar 5:09am Reply
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