In a refreshing change of pace from all of the band breakups I just finished posting about, one of the best indie bands from the 2000s just announced a concert next week and that they will be resuming activities as a band. Mass of the Fermenting Dregs last performed in 2012, though the drummer of the three-piece band left the year previous and the guitarist left the year before that. Their melodic shoegaze style with a driving pace was influential for a lot of indie bands that came after them. Also, they have an amazing nonsensical name. Their returning lineup:
Miyamoto Natsuko: Bass, Vocals
Ogura Naoya: Guitar, Backing Vocals (from Qomolangma Tomato)
Yoshino Tsutomu: Drums, Backing Vocals
Only the guitarist is new to the band. I’m excited to see what will come from them next year.