A couple weeks ago I got to interview Japanese post-hardcore band Envy. Words can’t describe how humbling the experience was but it was definitely a special moment for me. Envy for me has been a very influential band for me and for many bands they would have to have to agree as well. This marked Envy’s third time coming to the U.S. in twenty years in support of their new album “Recitation”, and with the opening bands on this tour it should definitely be their most memorable. In my interview I found out Envy doesn’t do interviews often which made the experience even more humbling.
Past the break is my interview with lead singer/keyboardist Tetsuya Fukagawa. Enjoy!
Envy are currently on tour with La Dispute, Touche Amore and And So I Watch You From Afar. The show I saw out in Chicago blew my mind and I feel very fortunate to see such a show. Very rarely do I go to a show where every band playing is awesome. Nothing could prepare me for how intense it was. Envy may not speak a lot of English but they definitely got their message across. If you can go to this show I strongly encourage you to check it out you will not be disappointed.
Remaining tour dates:
10/22/10 San Diego, CA The Casbah 10/23/10 Mesa, AZ The Underground 10/25/10 Denton, TX Rubber Gloves 10/26/10 Austin, TX Emo’s Alternative Lounging (Indoor)