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Kishi Bashi

Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist K Ishibashi was born in Seattle, Washington but spent his formative years on the East Coast, where he honed his skills as a touring violinist for the likes of Sondre Lerche, Regina Spektor, and, later, Of Montreal. In 2003 he co-founded the Brooklyn-based indie pop outfit Jupiter One, who went on to release a pair of EPs and two full-length albums. In 2011 Ishibashi embarked on a solo career, adopted the pseudonym Kishi Bashi, and began opening shows for Lerche, Alexi Murdoch, and Of Montreal, eventually releasing the kaleidoscopic and melodic 151A, his full-length solo debut under the moniker, in April 2012. Ishibashi's sophomore outing, Lighght, followed in early 2014. A year later, he issued String Quartet Live!, which featured selections from his first two albums skillfully arranged by Ishibashi for himself and string quartet, with appearances by Tall Tall Trees (modified banjo/vocals) and Elizabeth Ziman (vocals). It also featured a cover of the Talking Heads' "This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)." ~ James Christopher Monger
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Selected Discography

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Track List: 7" Singles

1. Manchester

2. A Sunday Smile

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Track List: 151a

1. Intro/Pathos, Pathos

2. Manchester

3. Bright Whites

4. It All Began With A Burst

5. Wonder Woman, Wonder Me

6. Chester's Burst Over The Hamptons

7. Atticus, In The Desert

8. I Am The Antichrist To You

9. Beat The Bright Out Of Me

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Track List: Lighght (Deluxe)

2. Philosophize In It! Chemicalize With It!

3. The Ballad Of Mr. Steak

4. Carry On Phenomenon

5. Bittersweet Genesis For Him AND Her

6. Impromptu No 1

7. Q&A

8. Once Upon A Lucid Dream (In Afrikaans)

9. Hahaha Pt. 1

10. Hahaha Pt. 2

11. In Fantasia

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Track List: Pandora Whiteboard Session: February 27, 2013

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Track List: Room For Dream

1. Manchester

2. Bright Whites

3. Evalyn, Summer Has Arrived

4. Conversations At The End Of The World

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K Ishibashi keeps popping up on my nightly station and I love it when he does. Big fan of him and haven't heard a song I dislike yet.
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wasn't this originally a ELO song??
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Saw Kishi live the other night. If you ever get the chance to see him live you will be amazed.
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I'm so glad Kishi Bashi started an independent career. Alone, he can reach farther than he ever could tied down to other artists.
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Kishi bashi is so much better live I think he is so freaking awesome love his music anyway
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I'm in love with your music! Just heard you this morning on NPR and going to buy your album after work!
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Keep up the good work!
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tanner.engle
Stumbled upon Kisha...new favorite artist I think so!
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Kisha, this music is very very nice! Beautiful beginning!!!
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dnichani
Sweetest....
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Thanks to Windows 8!
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K Ibarashi is a straight up genius. I f**king love his stuff. 151-a was a total AOTY.
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mjones867
Love this
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Did not think he could do this live. Killed it with just a violin, great vocal range, and loop machine. He built a sound that filled and shook the room. Awesome with Of Montreal as well.
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Crazyyy!
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Yeah kinda sounds like james
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Sounds like James Mercer of Shins a LOT.
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?!?!?!? :D

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