is a rock and roll
group from Tokyo, Japan
. They formed in 1996 and released a handful of independent recordings before signing with one of Japan's largest independent recording labels Toy's Factory
. Here in the states, their albums are released by Doghouse Records
, the same label that carries fairly popular "emo"
bands like Gameface
, The Get Up Kids
, and As Friends Rust
tends to sound more like American punk rock
bands that I grew up with as a teenager
, and perhaps that's why I find them more accessible than j-rock
groups like The Pillows
- both of which are still worth listening to. Most of Husking Bee
's music is sung in English
, but the way the words are pronounced and the syllables are paced is distinctly not American.
I originally discovered them during the Winter of 1999/2000 when Screeching Weasel
's second collection of b-sides
and rarities entitled "Thank You Very Little
" was released. After listening to the song "Anchor
" on the first disc, I scoured the liner notes
hoping to discover the origins of such an excellent song. Ben Weasel
mentioned that it was a Husking Bee
song, and little else.
They rock my world