Kishi Bashi

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Kishi Bashi – “Hey Big Star”

Kishi Bashi is the pseudonym used by Athens, Georgia musician Kaoru (or "K") Ishibashi. The project came to prominence with the release of Kishi Bashi's…
Michael Nelson | August 3, 2016 - 10:01 am

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Tall Tall Trees – “Picture Picture” (Feat. Kishi Bashi) (Stereogum Premiere)

I've seen Kishi Bashi play in a number of settings, with a number of accompanists and arrangements, but his one constant companion/collaborator has been Mike…
Michael Nelson | November 12, 2014 - 12:45 pm

Bumbershoot Lineup 2014

The Bumbershoot Festival goes down in venues around Seattle every year on Labor Day weekend, and the lineup for this year's festivities on 8/30-9/1 just…
Chris DeVille | May 9, 2014 - 9:46 am

Stream Kishi Bashi Lighght

What experimental musician Kishi Bashi does on his new album Lighght is summed up pretty well in its album cover. It looks like a Bruegel…
Miles Bowe | April 28, 2014 - 12:07 pm

Kishi Bashi – “Philosophize In It! Chemicalize With It!” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

We heard an early version of "Philosophize In It! Chemicalize With It!" last August, when violinist/singer/loop-experimentalist Kishi Bashi released it as the A-side of a…
Michael Nelson | March 20, 2014 - 10:12 am

Kishi Bashi – “Philosophize In It! Chemicalize With It!”

I'm not sure any recorded music can capture the vibrancy and brilliance of a Kishi Bashi live set -- I've seen the vocalist/violinst/experimentalist in two…
Michael Nelson | August 8, 2013 - 2:55 pm

Kishi Bashi – “A Sunday Smile” (Beirut Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

Kishi Bashi was left off our list of 2012's Best New Artists, an omission that sparked some controversy in the comments. As I mentioned in…
Michael Nelson | February 7, 2013 - 1:52 pm