Extraordinary violinist, avant-pop artist, and one-eighth of psychedelic-pop band of Montreal, K. Ishibashi, better known as Kishi Bashi (get it?), has proved his merit on the musical world already.
Having been accurately described as “a lush array of looping and vocal/violin gymnastics,” Kishi Bashi’s debut full-length album 151a is nothing less than a sunny, bright, violin-driven masterpiece, which has allowed him to record and tour with acts like Regina Spector, Sondre Lerche, Alexi Murdoch, of Montreal, and more.
Having recently collaborated with Kevin Barnes from of Montreal for their new album Paralytic Stalks, Kishi Bashi was able to excel in exploring his musical creativity. The collaboration also allowed him to experiment with the violin, which is a staple for his solo work. Japanese lyrics add some aesthetic layering to his work, which all together form the deliciously pleasing sounds found in 151a.
In addition to releasing his debut album in April, Kishi Bashi is embarking on a four-month tour of the United States to showcase his talents, violin most definitely included. He will be making his way to the U Street Music Hall, presented by the 9:30 Club this Friday, July 27th. Unfortunately, the show is now entirely sold out, but if you want to get your mitts on a pair of tickets, we’ve got your back.
If you want a chance to win the tickets for this awesome show, tell us, in the comments below, the strangest band name you have ever heard.
I have some friends in a Nashville band called Diarrhea Planet who shred really hard, but I still really can’t get over seeing that band name in magazines sometimes.
You have until noon on Thursday, June 26th, to enter to win the prize! Good luck!