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Date added: 03/20/2014 Announcing... Kishi Bashi "Lighght"

Yes indeed, the new Kishi Bashi album is now available! The album entitled Lighght (pronounced "Light") continues and expands the sound of his critically acclaimed debut, 151a - which earned Kishi Bashi the title of "Best New Artist" by NPR.

Though violin remains his primary instrument and songwriting muse, Kishi Bashi has expanded his palette to include more diverse and nuanced instrumentation. Bright and soaring avant-pop songs are prevalent, as are Eastern-tinged arrangements, gentle ballads, Philip Glass inspired improvisations, and more than a few moments that flirt with 70s prog (in the tradition of ELO or Yes).

The album is available on limited edition 'Gold Splatter' vinyl (w/ bonus 7"), Yellow Vinyl, CD, and Digital. Additionally there is an ultra limited VIP edition of just 500 hand-numbered copies on "Golden Halo" vinyl.
 

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WATCH the new video for "Philosophize In It! Chemicalize With It!", which just premiered on Stereogum:


As if that wasn't enough, Kishi Bashi just announced a massive US Tour:

3/22 - Slingshot Festival - Georgia Theatre - Athens, GA
4/1 - The Grey Eagle - Asheville, NC
4/2 - Zanzabar - Louisville, KY
4/3 - Radio Radio - Indianapolis, IN w/ WHY?, Busman's Holiday
4/4 - Mission Creek Festival - The Mill - Iowa City, IA
4/5 - Middle of the Map Festival - Kansas City, MO
5/7 - Spanish Moon - Baton Rouge, LA
5/8 - Gasa Gasa - New Orleans, LA
5/9 - Mohawk - Austin, TX
5/10 - Fitzgerald's Upstairs - Houston, TX
5/11 - Club Dada - Dallas, TX
5/13 - The Crescent Ballroom - Phoenix, AZ
5/14 - 191 Toole - Tucson, AZ
5/15 - The Irenic - San Diego, CA
5/16 - The Fonda Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
5/17 - The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA
5/19 - Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR
5/20 - The Showbox at the Market - Seattle, WA
5/21 - Fortune Sound Club - Vancouver, BC
5/23 - Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT
5/24 - Gothic Theatre - Englewood, CO
5/25 - Bricktown Music Hall - Oklahoma City, OK
5/26 - The Waiting Room - Omaha, NE
5/27 - Ready Room - St. Louis, MO
5/29 - Memorial Union Terrace - Madison, WI
5/30 - Fine Line Music Cafe - Minneapolis, MN
5/31 - Metro - Chicago, IL
6/1 - Grog Shop - Cleveland, OH
6/2 - Virgin Mobile Mod Club - Toronto, ON
6/3 - The Sinclair - Cambridge, MA
6/4 - Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY
6/5 - Music Hall of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY
6/6 - Theatre of Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA
6/8 - 9:30 Club - Washington, DC
6/9 - The NorVa - Norfolk, VA
6/10 - Motorco Music Hall - Durham, NC
6/11 - Terminal West - Atlanta, GA
7/12 - Bunbury Music Festival - Cincinnati, OH