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Kishi Bashi offers a soothing cover of “Early Morning Breeze” for Dolly Parton’s birthday

In celebration of Dolly Parton’s birthday last week, Kishi Bashi has shared a cover of “Early Morning Breeze” off her 1971 album Coat Of Many Colors. A lush but stripped-down take on the classic, Kishi Bashi’s take on the song features little more than a bit of acoustic instrumentation, buoyed mainly by his lush vocals and […]

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Kishi Bashi paints a Japanese-American-internment love story on orchestral new single “Summer of ’42”

Kishi Bashi has finally announced the coming of his fourth album Omoiyari—an ambitious and poignant attempt by the multi-instrumentalist to reconcile our country’s past internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII with the socio-political atmosphere of today. The first single from that album, “Summer of ’42,” is a telling reveal of not only the album’s sound and […]

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Kishi Bashi mesmerizes gently at intimate Constellation Room, premieres raw cut of Japanese-American internment documentary

Kishi Bashi, the stage name of singer/songwriter Kaoru Ishibashi, is one of the many multi-instrumentalists who’ve been floating around behind the scenes over the past decade that’s emerged in recent years as a solo artist with his own band. A founding member of indie-rock darlings Jupiter One, Ishibashi has also toured as a violinist for […]

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Kishi Bashi Returned to LA for a Joyful and Emotional Show at the Belasco

Without fully recovering from the mania that was Beach Goth over the weekend, I eagerly jumped at the chance to see Kishi Bashi at the Belasco this past Monday. I was first introduced to his whimsy with his newest LP, Sonderlust, an album I loved without context. This would be my first time seeing him live, […]

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Joyous Melodies Await You on Kishi Bashi’s New LP Sonderlust

  For many readers, the name Kishi Bashi is not new. Kaoru Ishibashi has been making music under that moniker for a few years, releasing his debut LP, 151a, in 2012. But prior to that, people probably knew him as a member of of Montreal, or even from his days with Jupiter One, a group […]

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