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The BUDDHISTSON sound is ethereal and raw, with soaring vocals sometimes melting into the riffs and synths of their emotionally charged melodies.

SHIMA (lead vocals/guitar) and MARCY (drums) started the band with YAS (bass) in the summer of 1999. SHIMA named the band BUDDHISTSON…because he loves BUDDHA.
Their 1st single was titled "TOWERS" and their 1st album was titled "where are you going to bury the contents of your mind?". The album was released by indie label "NO CODE", that owns start today co.ltd. (http://www.starttoday.co.jp/), in NOV 2000.
Guitarist YOSHII joined the band a week before their 1st recording…

BUDDHISTSON signed up with label LASTRUM co.ltd. in 2002 and released 2nd album tittled "yes, but I'm alive" in FEB 2003. It was at this time that keyboardist YUMI joined their ranks before the 2nd recording…

They were invited to play at Baybeats Festival in Singapore in 2002, 2003 and 2004 and shared the stage with BRANDTSON in 2002, THE GLORIA RECORD in 2003 and LAST DAYS OF APRIL in 2004.

BUDDHISTSON started their own label named "MUSIC FOR GORILLAS" and released a Split CD with WHENCE HE CAME (HONG KONG) tittled "THIS IS WHERE WE RISE" in AUG 2004…

The duo then toured Asian countries such as JAPAN, SINGAPORE, BANGKOK, THAILAND and KL, MALAYSIA in JUL 2004.

MUSIC FOR GORILLAS released WHENCE HE CAME's 2nd ALBUM "THE SHORTER STORY" in FEB 2005 and KAMOMEKAMOME's first album (which is BUDDHISTSON's drummer MARCY and YAS's new band) in SUMMER 2005.

BUDDHISTSON recorded 14 songs for their self-titled album "BUDDHISTSON" in JAPAN. Songs on the album were mixed and mastered in HOLLAND by dutch producer MARTIJN GROENEVELD, and was released on 2nd NOV 2005 in Japan.

In the early summer of 2006, BUDDHISTSON recorded a cover of THE POLICE for "A TRIBUTE TO THE POLICE 'POLITIA'", japanese edition.

They had their first tour in CHINA, visiting HONG KONG, MACAU and GUANGZHOU, in SEP-OCT 2006. During which they played at a festival in Macau and released their self-titled EP for CHINESE fans.

BUDDHISTSON's latest album SLOWDANCE was released in JAPAN in JAN 2009.

They are also known for putting up good live shows, sometimes using motion graphics as a back drop during their sets.


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