Local Sound Style
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Local Sound Style


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"Got #1 on indiesmusic.com"

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2008.1.9 release
wMiles Awayx

produced by Chris Shaw
(three-time Grammy Winner;Bob Dylan, Weezer, Super Furry Animals, Wilco, Sheryl Crow and so on)

2007.4.4 release
1st full album wDoing It For The Kidsx
produced by Ed Rose (The Get Up Kids, Appleseed Cast, Motion City Soundtrack, and more!!)

2006.3.3 release
Self-Released EP wbefore daylight x

1. Out Of Color
2. Take In The Sun
3. Live Forever
4. She
5. No Time To Start Up



LOCAL SOUND STYLE is a Japanese EMO/Rock/Power-Pop band. Local Sound Style consists of Masahiro Araseki(Vo&Gt), Yusuke Goto(Gt), Takayuki Kurotaki(Ba) and Kosuke Saito(Dr), who all grew up in the same city, Hirosaki, Aomori, country side of Japan, and it was formed in 2oo4 when, by chance, all the members met in Tokyo after their high school graduation. Could it be a fate? They are now on the road to the King of EMO.

Their main musical influences are EMO bands like GET UP KIDS and JIMMY EAT WORLD, and Power-Pop bands like FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE and HOLIDAY WITH MAGGIE. Although this had become their musical foundation, they also absorbed the musical essence from Britpop like Oasis and Blur. Now theyfve got their own music filled with powerful, refreshing, and makes-you-feel-good sounds, which no one else but only LOCAL SOUND STYLE can play.

LOCAL SOUND STYLE released their very first self-titled EP "before daylight" in September, 2005. It was limited to be sold at the place they played or on the STM online website, but was very well received and reached #1 in the STM online JP chart. In March 2006, the same EP released in the US. This US version EP was reimported to Japan and won #1 hit of the year in the sales chart on the Indie-only website, uindiesmusic.comv. LOCAL SOUND STYLE started getting peoplefs attention.

In April, 2007, LOCAL SOUND STYLE, who played with many top artists such as DAPHNE LOVES DERBY, DREAM STATE, HOLIDAY WITH MAGGIE, and WAKING ASHLNAD, finally released their first long-awaited full album gDoing It For The Kidsh produced by Ed Rose, who previously produced big names such as THE GET UP KIDS, MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK, APPLESEED CAST, and many more. With this album, LOCAL SOUND STYLE went up to #60 in the
Japanese National Chart, and was ranked in #12 for the first week and #10 for the second week in the SOUNDSCAN Japanese Rock Chart. This resulted in an unexpected sales as a new comer and LOCAL SOUND STYLE showed their power, talent and unlimited possibility to the stagnant Japanese Indie Rock Scene.

In summer of 2007, LOCAL SOUND STYLE recorded their split EP with Holidays Of Seventeen, who is a new Japanese Power-Pop band from Fukuoka and also has a great talent. This EP was produced by Chris Shaw, who is a three-time Grammy Winner and previously worked with such big names as Bob Dylan, Weezer, Super Furry Animals, Wilco, Sheryl Crow and so on, and released in January 2008. As expected, this has been very successful and got even more attention from a lot of radio and TV stations. LOCAL SOUND STYLE is all over the place in Japan now!!