Your Song Is Good (stylized as YOUR SONG IS GOOD and often abbreviated YSIG) is a Japanese ska band. They are signed to Nayutawave Records (a Universal Music label) and Kakubarhythm.
YSIG began first as punk band School Jackets. Formed in the spring of 1997 by the four members of Nuts & Milk along with former Fruity frontman Jun "JxJx" Saito, the band pioneered a raw, frantic blend of thrash, funk, punk, ska and soul. Saito said that he had wanted to create a blend of The Jackson 5 and Charles Bronson (band). Most songs remained under 1 minute - most under 30 seconds. Despite increasing popularity, the band decided to call it quits and reinvent themselves.
From School Jackets' ashes, Your Song Is Good was born in 1998 with all of the same members intact. They initially took to a melodic hardcore direction influenced by late 80's DC bands such as Dag Nasty and early 90's emo . But this again was shortlived and they quickly left this sound behind to reinvent themselves once more as an instrumental post-rock band. Exploring the instrumental form, it was from this state that the band would grow into what they are today. Ska influences from their previous bands - in particular The Specials - would soon resurface and a trombone player (Hattori) would be added to the fold. As their musical goals came into focus, they came to the realization that they may not be ready to play what they heard in their heads. It was at this time that the band went seemingly quiet.
After an extended period of intense practice and honing an entirely new musical direction, Your Song is Good re-emerged. Combining elements from ska, soul, funk and calypso, they distilled their punk energy into a refined and uniquely Japanese sense of melody. Your Song is Good was now a tight and polished dance machine.
Their first properly recorded effort was released in 2002 as a 7-inch EP called "Big Stomach, Big Mouth". This would also serve as the first record on their new label, Kakuba Rhythm. It would prove to be the first crucial step for a band - as well as a label - who's popularity would grow exponentially in the following years.
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