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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 Savino, who makes music under the handle Tall Tall Trees. Kishi Bashi and Savino seem a bit like brothers who were separated in their infancy, but found one another i… More »

By: Michael Nelson / November 12, 2014

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 came out. As usual, it's a unique assembly of talent, not just a retread of your basic festival mainstay. A sampling of notable acts: Wu-Tang Clan (featuring... who knows?), the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 9, 2014

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 landscape that Kishi Bashi has crashed, his presence alone making everything around him warp and fracture like a really satisfying acid trip. With his music, Kishi Bashi does the same… More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 28, 2014

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 then-new 7", but an updated, more robust version of the song now serves as the lead single for his forthcoming sophomore album, Lighght. In any form, the track i… More »

By: Michael Nelson / March 20, 2014

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 different settings, a tiny club and a park bandshell, and both experiences were intoxicating and magical -- but I'm always happy to hear new songs from the guy. "Philosophize I… More »

By: Michael Nelson / August 8, 2013

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 that space, the dude got my vote, based almost entirely on his live show, which I caught at Joe's Pub last July. It was an otherworldly, elevating performance:… More »

By: Michael Nelson / February 7, 2013