Tokyo, Tōkyō, JPN

Based in Tokyo, described as a indiepop/shogaze band. Influenced by many guitar oriented bands such as Yo La Tengo, My Bloody Valentine, Death Cab For Cutie. We supported numerous bands/artists in Tokyo; The Monochrome Set, Chapterhouse, Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Alan McGee, to name a few.


Caucus, an indie rock band based in Tokyo.

Often compared by indiepop/shogaze bands from the late 80s and also College Rock from the early 90s. Our most relevant influences should be Rocketship, My Bloody Valentine, Guided by Voices, Death Cab For Cutie, and Yo La Tengo.

Katsuya, the song writer had lived in the US in his childhood, grown up in between Japanese culture and also western culture. Caucus had created music in between, having the strangeness of the Asian culture in spirit, and at the same time, having the power to go over the boundary by knowing the ongoing contemporaneous indie music scene that Western culture have today.

We know that the music scene in Japan would be a part of the worldwide scene in the near future. Music industry has been diverse since the 21st century, and we would like to widen the market to the Asian indie scene as well.

2013, we are getting ready for a new album. In 2011, we had a chance to release our album from Cloudberry and also participated in NYC Popfest. For the new album we are planning to release it not only in Japan, but abroad as well. We believe that SXSW would be a great showcase for us to promote our music, and so we applied for it.


"Sky & the Time Axis EP", 2008 Peregrine (JP) + Second Shimmy Digital (US)
"in vain you are", 2009 Navigation (JP)
"going for a lonesome dream", 2010 Babyboom Records (JP)
"Wandering Ones (7" single)" 2011 Cloudberry Records (US)

Set List

Average set list is about 30 minutes long, with 6 songs.

Typical setlist;
Wandering Ones
Everything and Everything Else
Modern Boy
light is beneath the dark
were to see