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NATSUMEN describe themselves as a “Japanese Progressive HardCore JAZZ Aggressive Improvisation ROCK band”. They’re an instrumental band that were created, in 2002, after the demise of BOaT, another awesome band featuring AxSxE and Ain.

Band Members

AIN 【アイン】 (BOAT):
Miming Guitar
A×S×E 【アセ】 (BOAT, Space Kung-Fu Man):
Electric Guitar
Former Drums (From 2003-2007)
MASASHI YAMAMOTO 【山本昌史】 (3nd):

YUICHIRO KATO 【加藤雄一郎】 (Mi-Ne, L.E.D.):
Alto Saxophone
INADA 【稲田貴貞】 (怪獣公園, RISINGTONES):
Tenor Saxophone
KACKY 【柿沢健司】 (Frisco, Platon):


• 2005-01-12: KILL yOUR WINTER!!! BPA-1024
• 2005-03-03: Endless Summer Record BPA-1028
• 2006-01-18: NEVER WEAR OUT yOUR SUMMER XXX!!! STRDS-10028
• 2008-10-21: ONExMORExSUMMERxSHIT!!! RESI-2015

Collaborations / omnibus releases

• 2003-05-28: across the sea ~ a tribute to weezer ~ UPCH-1252
• 2004-01-22: FLOWERS OF ERROR(2) BZCS-1024
• 2004-07-02: 三つ編みヒロイン (カヨ from POLYSICS)
• 2005-03-31: とある日のNATSUMEN (“indies issue” magazine vol.20)
• 2005-04-27: a crucible the small State MTCA-2008

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  • necrocats

    where....can i purchase mp3's of theirs.

    9 Jul 2013 Reply
  • spikygoose

    yeah whatever happened to fracture lool

    17 Apr 2013 Reply
  • melez102

    i love me some wank-rock and some annoying sax thats on the whole time

    21 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Rapovezz


    20 Feb 2013 Reply
  • xSoulExperience


    9 Dec 2012 Reply
  • thisisdame

    This is good.

    13 Sep 2012 Reply
  • mudinveins

    I can't see the new song for download ):

    28 Dec 2011 Reply
  • gurrykaboom

    How can music this good exist?

    15 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Mapleglo

    HOLY CRAP, I'm having an eargasm with this new song! Can't wait for the new album!

    10 Oct 2011 Reply
  • flyingrobots

    oh man the new track sounds so ill. finish the album, gang!

    4 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Modernary

    New album is being delayed but they have a free track up for download on their website! I'm very pleased with the track. :]

    30 Sep 2011 Reply
  • acidmother

    xMxOxNxTxRxExAxLx !!!

    25 Aug 2011 Reply
  • spikygoose

    woah didn't know they were recording a new album. hope they release it on vinyl in north america.

    10 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Little_Mo

    guuuud super gud

    29 Jul 2011 Reply
  • acidmother

    see you guys in the mosh pit

    25 May 2011 Reply
  • Ultramantaro

    Can`t wait to see them in Montreal in October! Next Music From Tokyo is the best tour ever!

    25 May 2011 Reply
  • xSoulExperience

    New album in september + Multiple orgasms when I see them live in October.

    19 May 2011 Reply
  • Modernary

    OH god, i'm excited for september. Thanks for the update dbldown!

    10 May 2011 Reply
  • dbl11down11

    @acidmother: NATSUMEN are indeed confirmed for Next Music from Tokyo vol 3 in October. They're also recording a proper studio album with the hopes of having it ready by about September and possible distribution in N America. It'll be the 1st time they'll compose/arrange songs with an album in mind instead of jamming to create songs for live performances. I heard a couple of the new songs during their one-man @ Shelter in December. SxHxIxT'll be hotter than summer in Botswana.

    26 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Mapleglo

    so... Masashi Yamamoto is in a new band called 緋と陽 playing double bass. ASE and AINe made contributions to their new album, 燃えて泣く鳴る. check it out: and

    1 Apr 2011 Reply
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