Monday, October 11, 2010

Toggle On Some Toddle

Everything Hisako Tabuchi touches becomes diamonds.

toddle is the missing link between Number Girl and Bloodthirsty Butchers. Hisako Tabuchi was the driving force behind both bands. She started playing guitar at 13 and stuck with it, joining Number Girl at 19 and later Bloodthirsty Butchers. However, after Number Girl broke up in 2002, she teamed up with guitarist/vocalist Ai Kobayashi and bassist Noritoshi Ezaki to form toddle. Taking over vocals for the first time in toddle, Tabuchi shows a never-before-seen side of herself; apparently she had been karaoke buddies with Kobayashi before forming the band. They didn't release an album until 2005, however, because in 2003 Tabuchi joined Bloodthirsty Butchers.

toddle brings everything I like about her other bands together into one, and tops it off with her amazing voice. Many comparisons can be drawn between toddle and MASS OF THE FERMENTING DREGS, not only because of the mature female vocals, but the distinct bass and guitar driven shoegaze sound that they both possess. toddle songs have a brilliant relaxing quality to them, and I think this video captures that nostalgic feeling perfectly. This song is from their Dawn Praise the World album.

Why don't we take it easy a lot, forever?


  1. Is everyone dead? No comments on this?

    It was a nice song.

    >Why don't we take it easy a lot, forever?

    I try, man.

  2. I enjoyed the song. She has a nice voice, and I can see the comparison between Fermantan' Dregs.

    I recently got into Number Girl. School Girl Distortional Addict blew my fucking mind. I'm unfamiliar with Bloodthirsty Butchers, though..

  3. Check them out. I'm betting you'll like them if you like Number Girl.

  4. That sounded like an old-school Asian version of STP.

  5. whoa, your blog's got a good amount of followers!

  6. It's crazy, I know! Thanks for the comments everyone.