2003年結成、4人組インストロックバンド。今までに5枚のフルアルバムをリリース。独自のプログレッシブで鋭角的なリフやリズムからなる、エモーショナルでスリリングな楽曲は瞬く間に話題となり、アメリカのインディレーベル”Topshelf Records”と契約し、アメリカ、ヨーロッパ、アジアなどでもツアーを成功させるなど国内外で注目を集めている。 国内の大型音楽フェス”FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL”や”SUMMER SONIC”をはじめ、海外音楽フェスのSXSWへの出演や、UKのArcTanGent Festival、スペインのAM Fest、メキシコのForever Alone Festではヘッドライナーでの出演を果たすなど、近年盛り上がりを見せているインストロック・シーンの中でも、最も注目すべき存在のひとつとなっている。2019年6月5日には6thアルバム「Multiple」をリリースする。

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 twenty years.

Entering their 16th year together, LITE boasts a tremendous back catalog of five full-length albums and six EPs, including 2010's Illuminate (Recorded with John McEntire) and 2012's Past, Present, Future, which featured Caroline Lufkin from Mice Parade. We were honored to welcome LITE to the Topshelf roster with a re-issue of their 2014 album, Installation, which also marked their first proper U.S. release.

Over the past 16 years, the Japanese quartet has established itself as one of the most influential groups across a host of subgenres. Though usually referred to by touchstones such as “math-rock” or “post-rock,” LITE has developed an uncanny ability to fuse their influences into their own unmistakable dialect that defies generic genre classification. Their sixth full length record, Multiple, will be released on Topshelf Records digitally on June 5, 2019 and physically on September 6, 2019.

Nobuyuki Takeda | Guitar
Kozo Kusumoto | Guitar, Synthesizer
Jun Izawa | Bass
Akinori Yamamoto | Drums