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Japan’s LITE Release New Album ‘Cubic’ on 16 Nov, Listen to Lively First Single ‘D’

written by Mark Doyle October 27, 2016

LITE’s ‘Cubic’ out 16 November

Topshelf Records to release new album from Japanese experimental rock band

Touring the US in the winter with Mouse on the Keys

Listen to ‘D’

“Acolytes of Don Caballero, Parts & Labor and the like, rejoice! Even without vocals, the band packs plenty of potent, progressive punches.” – CLRVYNT

“Despite their ludicrously tight and impossibly technical musicianship, Tokyo band LITE walk a fine line between autistic guitar-noodle perfectionism and genuine organic “holy shit that’s cool” exhibitionist thrills.” – Noisey

LITE is a Japanese instrumental rock band known for thrilling and emotional compositions, progressive, edgy riffs and complex rhythms. Widely regarded for their explosive live show and tireless touring in the US, Europe and Asia, LITE are one of the most exciting bands to emerge from Japan in the last decade.

The quartet who is entering their 14th year together, boasts a tremendous back catalogue including four full-length albums and six EPs including 2010’s Illuminate (recorded with John McEntire) and 2012’s Past Present Future which featured Caroline from Mice Parade. Their most recent album Installation (2014, Topshelf Records) was their first proper US release.

On their fifth album, Cubic, out November 18, 2016 via Topshelf, LITE creates music with a heartbeat. Cubic was mixed at Machines With Magnets with Keith Souza (Battles) and mastered by Heba Kadry (!!!, Prefuse 73, The Mars Volta) at Timeless Mastering in New York and will be released by Topshelf Records on November 16, 2016.

Cubic is out November 16, 2016 on Topshelf Records.

LITE is:

Nobuyuki Takeda (Guitar)
Kozo Kusumoto (Guitar / Synthesizer)
Jun Izawa (Bass)
Akinori Yamamoto (Drums)

On tour:

All dates with Mouse on the Keys

10 Nov – San Diego, CA at Soda Bar
11 Nov – Los Angeles, CA at The Hi Hat
12 Nov – San Francisco, CA at Slim’s
13 Nov – Sacramento, CA at Harlow’s
14 Nov – Portland, OR at Mississippi Studios
15 Nov – Vancouver, BC at Biltmore Cabaret
16 Nov – Seattle, WA at Sunset Tavern



Topshelf Records

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