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NEW TRACKS: Kishi Bashi, “Philosophize In It! Chemicalize With It!”
You know that cliché about someone having the voice of an angel? That stopped being a cliché as soon as Kishi Bashi (stage name of Kaoru Ishibashi… get it?), indie-session-violinist-turned-master-music-craftsman, stepped up to the mic. The Quiche, as I affectionately call him, violinned for acts like Regina Spektor and Sondre Lerche before basing himself in the music hotspot of Athens, GA (go Dawgs) to play with notorious freak folk performance artists of Montreal. Let it be said again that the world owes infinity to Elephant 6 for all of its offshoots, because Kishi Bashi’s first record 151a is the sound of spiritual transcendence magnetized to tape. “Philosophize In It! Chemicalize With It!” is the first single from his upcoming Lighght, and it follows suit. The trippy, rainbow video features Ishibashi’s adorable family AND the happiest vibes you’ll ever experience. Mark May 13 off on your calendar, because Lighght is going to be one of the best releases of the year.
Kishi Bashi will perform at the 9:30 Club on June 8.