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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 Savino, who makes music under the handle…   Read Story »
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 came out. As usual, it's a unique assembly of…   Read Story »
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 landscape that Kishi Bashi has crashed, his presence alone…   Read Story »
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 then-new 7", but an updated,…   Read Story »
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 different settings, a tiny club and a park…   Read Story »
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 that space, the dude got my vote, based almost entirely on…   Read Story »