Coast to Coast
Coast to Coast is a 6-piece, easycore/pop-punk band from Nagoya, Japan. The six members come from different backgrounds, speak different languages, and have had different experiences to this point in their lives. Despite all of that, the thing they have in common is music. Through their band they hope to say and show that music can go beyond borders of nationality or language; music can speak to everyone.
Coast to Coast was first founded by Brent and Tomo in September of 2011, and for the next year and a half remained very active in the Nagoya and Tokyo areas. In early 2013 Brent was in an accident that required hospitalization and kept him from walking properly for several months. In this time Coast took a temporary hiatus. Some of the original members moved on to other things, but Tomo and Brent kept the idea alive.
Fast-forward to September of 2013; Brent and Tomo went about reforming the band with new members and a new direction. Matty, Chris, Yuichi, and Derek all joined since the "re-launch" of the band. Since then, Coast has been more active than ever in the Nagoya and Tokyo scenes, supporting major touring acts from the US such as A Loss For Words, State Champs, PVRIS, and Carousel Kings; spotlighting major events such as Brazil Day in Hamamatsu; getting radio time; and releasing a 2-song "Summer 2014" demo to highlight their revamped sound.
In May of 2015 the band announced that they had signed to Tokyo-based Maxtreme Records and released their debut EP "Lessons Learned" through the label in Japan in July (with a worldwide digital release in June) to much critical acclaim. Various reviewers compared them to scene giants such as A Day to Remember and Four Year Strong, giving special attention to the band's unique version of pop-punk that carries a little more aggression in the music, and more complex themes in the lyrics.
Following in short order, the band released their debut music video for 'Empty', the leading track on the EP, in late July and embarked on a Japan tour to support the release. For the rest of 2015, the band will wrap up their Japan tour, and then head into the studio to begin writing for a full-length. For 2016, Coast to Coast is planning tours in the US, Europe, and Asia, in addition to releasing their freshman album. Needless to say, the guys in Coast to Coast are hard working musicians whose energy will surely take them places.
BRENT BAILEY - vocals
MATTY OTSUKA - vocals
TOMO SHIMOSAKA - guitar/vocals
CHRIS WETHINGTON - guitar/vocals
DEREK KINDER - bass
YUICHI KAMIYA - drums