Promising Band Hemenway to Release Naruto Ending Theme on Jan. 24

Making a meteoric major debut in November 2011, 4-piece band Hemenway's new song has been chosen as the new ending theme to TV animation series Naruto Shippūden.

This latest single “By My Side” will be digitally released in the US on January 24 through iTunes and Amazon.

By My Side
Ending theme song to Naruto Shippūden

January 24 (Tue) Release via iTunes & Amazon

1. By My Side
2. Dust
3. Dear Junior
4. By My Side (Flying Guitar Ver.)

A new sensation who surpasses nations and generations, "Hemenway" enters the scene this autumn with their captivating melodies.

The four members first met while attending the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.

After their graduation in 2008, the two Korean-Americans, Isaac and Charm formed a songwriting team as they went back to their homes in LA. Growing up with great influences from Japanese music and culture, Isaac and Charm were determined to pursue their music careers in Japan.

Finally, in summer of 2010, the two set their foot in the land of their dreams. As classmates Toshi and Ogaching reunite in Japan and start a band, "Hemenway" begins to pave their way in the music industry.

The band made its major debut on November 2, 2011 with single “Listen”.

In regard to their feature for the ending theme to Naruto Shippūden, Isaac (Vo &Gt) commented “I've always loved Japanese manga and anime from an early age and I've been also hugely influenced from its music, so being musically part of NARUTO's history is such an honor. I hope that By My Side will remain etched into the people's memory all over the world through NARUTO.”

Hemenway has also just announced their first solo shows through their official website.

They will be performing in Tokyo and Osaka: LIVE SQUARE 2nd LINE (Osaka) on March 16, and Shibuya O-Crest (Tokyo) on March 30.

Hemenway will surely gather much attention this year in 2012.

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4-piece rock band formed by Berklee College of Music graduates, Isaac (Vo & Gt), Charm (G), Ogaching (B), and Toshi (Dr).

After graduating from college, Isaac and Charm wrote music together sending demo tapes to record companies, which led to an instant record contract from its quality.

The two landed in Japan and formed a band along with Ogaching and Toshi.

Shortly after on November 2, 2011, Hemenway made their major debut with single “Listen” from Ki/oon Records.

The name "Hemenway" comes from a street name in Boston, where the four members lived close by and had unforgettable memories.

With their love for the Japanese culture and their ability to freely manipulate three languages (Japanese, English, and Korean), "Hemenway" will continue to pursue and create a whole new wave of music.

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