Kishi Bashi – “Red White And Blue” [Video]

“Omoiyari” means to have empathy and consideration for others, and act on it. American indie-folk multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Kishi Bashi has released the companion album to his documentary song film, titled Music from the Song Film: Omoiyari. Consisting of two LPs—“The Songs” and “The Score”—the release showcases what is essentially the soundtrack to Omoiyari, the … Read more

Kishi Bashi: 151a [10th Anniversary Edition] (Tangerine Cloud Wax | 1518 Copies)

There are always records that everyone remembers fondly in their listening history. Kishi Bashi’s 151a is one of those records for TFN. It was an instant Headphone Approved album and on April 11, 2012 we summed it up by calling 151a “A gorgeous piece of indie pop!” The album then firmly landed at #5 on … Read more

Kishi Bashi: Emigrant EP (Mountain Peak Wax | 500 Copies)

The 26-minute Emigrant EP from Kishi Bashi is a lush bluegrass-inspired album referencing the brutal history and harsh climate of the American West. Arranged and recorded over the last year (in Emigrant, Montana), this EP serves as a time capsule of the 2020 condition as it meditates on the anxieties of the COVID-19 pandemic, the … Read more

Fire Track: Kishi Bashi – “Early Morning Breeze”

To celebrate Dolly Parton’s birthday yesterday, Kishi Bashi shared an excellent new cover of “Early Morning Breeze,” from her formative 1971 album Coat Of Many Colors. The cover introduces a subtly transformed sonic palette, including a short violin solo from the string extraordinaire. “I’ve always loved Dolly Parton,” he explains. “I think an artist’s personality … Read more

Kishi Bashi: Omoiyari [Album Review]

Kishi Bashi Omoiyari Joyful Noise Recordings [2019] Who: Kaoru Ishibashi, aka Kishi Bashi, is a multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter. He is a founding member of Jupiter One, and, was a member of the group of Montreal before going out on his own. Sound: Kishi Bashi offers a melodic orchestrated indie folk that is delivered with 110% … Read more

Kishi Bashi – “Can’t Let Go, Juno” [Video]

Released in September of last year, Kishi Bashi took some chances and expanded their sound three albums in with Sonderlust. Kishi Bashi now has a video for the excellent single “Can’t Let Go, Juno.” You can also soon catch Kishi Bashi on tour – dates are below!

Kishi Bashi on Tour:
3/9: Savannah Stopover Festival
3/25: Treefort Music Fest
3/26: Treefort Music Fest
4/6: Birmingham, AL
4/7: Nashville, TN – Basement East
4/8: Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe
4/9: Iowa City, IA – Mission Creek Fest
4/10: Madison, WI – High Noon
4/11: Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
4/12: Grand Rapids, MI – Calvin College
4/13: Columbus, OH – A&R Music Bar
4/14: Cincinnati, OH – 20th Century Theater
4/16: Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
4/18: Northampton, MA – Pearl Street
4/19: Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall
4/20: Burlington, VT – Signal Kitchen
4/21: Hamden, CT – The Ballroom
4/22: Providence, RI – Columbus Theatre
4/23: Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
4/25: Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
4/26: Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater
4/27: Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle

Kishi Bashi: Sonderlust [Album Review]

Kishi Bashi Sonderlust Joyful Noise Recordings [2016] Fire Note Says: Kishi Bashi takes some chances and expands on his sound three albums in. Album Review: Kishi Bashi (Kaoru Ishibashi) has released his third full-length album and it’s quite a departure for the artist. Kishi Bashi’s first two albums have been hybrids of chamber pop and … Read more

Kishi Bashi: String Quartet Live! [Album Review]

Kishi Bashi String Quartet Live! Joyful Noise Recordings [2015] Fire Drill Album Review: Several years ago you would have never heard me go on and on about a violin player but K. Ishibashi (aka Kishi Bashi) changed all of that with his genre changing debut 151a (2012). String Quartet Live! features reimagined versions from not … Read more

Kishi Bashi “String Quartet Live!” / LTD 500 Signed Copies

We just reminded you about Joyful Noise Recordings in our Indie Label feature yesterday and today JNR once again proves why! Kishi Bashi has a new album titled String Quartet Live! out November 13 and there is a great looking VIP edition to pick up. The limited VIP Edition is pressed on Cyan & Red … Read more

Kishi Bashi: Lighght [Album Review]

Kishi Bashi Lighght Joyful Noise Recordings [2014] Fire Note Says: Kishi Bashi’s sophomore effort goes bigger and avoids the slump! Album Review: A soaring indie pop record primarily written on a violin should have made people run to the hills but instead the debut, 151a, from K. Ishibashi (aka Kishi Bashi) landed at #5 on … Read more

Kishi Bashi: Live On Valentine’s [Album Review]

Kishi Bashi Live On Valentine’s Joyful Noise Recordings [2014] Fire Note Says: Just in time for Valentine’s day Kishi Bashi reinvents the magic in a live setting. Album Review: When you‘re an artist like Kishi Bashi, stripping out some elements that made his debut 151a so irresistible could be a death sentence. But, when you … Read more

Kishi Bashi “Live on Valentines” Ltd. Picture-Disc Vinyl & DVD

Live on Valentine’s is an audio / visual hybrid, limited to just 1000 hand-numbered copies, on deluxe picture-disc vinyl and DVD from Kishi Bashi. Purchase includes instant MP3 download of the album, and HD download of the video. You can find a copy HERE and you should note that Live on Valentines will not be … Read more

The Fire Note Weekly Top 10: Top Songs of 2013

The Fire Note received over 20,000 songs this year to check out. Pairing them down to 10 was simply crazy but we did just that for this week’s Top 10. Below you will find 10 tracks that simply made us listen again and again. Enjoy. #10 “Bonnie Brae” Harper Simon The bar is already crazy … Read more

Kishi Bashi: Philosophize In It! Chemicalize With It! [7-Inch Feature]

Kishi Bashi “Philosophize In It! Chemicalize With It!” b/w “Song For The Sold” Joyful Noise Recordings [2013] Kishi Bashi’s full length, 151a (TFN Review), was number 5 in our Top 50 last year so we always get excited when he releases new material. This 7-inch sees two brand new tracks on wax that give a … Read more

Kishi Bashi Limited Edition 7″ / 1000 Hand-Numbered on Clear Vinyl

In conjunction with his fall tour, Kishi Bashi is releasing his first new material since “151a” (TFN Review HERE)! Slated for release on September 10, Philosophize In It! Chemicalize With It! is a limited edition 7″ record containing two brand new tracks. The title track “Philosophize…” is an early recording of a song which will … Read more

Kishi Bashi Ltd Edition 7″ Box Set / 500 Copies / Hand-Numbered / Signed

Kishi Bashi will release three elaborate 7″ singles via Joyful Noise Recordings. Each of the three releases features a single from Kishi Bashi’s acclaimed debut album “151a”, as well as an unreleased orchestral cover song on Side B. The Side A singles “Manchester”, “Bright Whites”, and “It All Began With A Burst” are paired with … Read more

Kishi Bashi: Holiday SnowFlexi [7-Inch Feature]

Kishi Bashi Holiday SnowFlexi 7” Joyful Noise Recordings [2012] ‘Tis the season for a “snowflexi” from Kishi Bashi just in time for the holidays. This original song “It’s Christmas But It’s Not White Here In Our Town” features Bashi using the same whimsical vocal style that made his debut, 151a, so engaging. It may not … Read more

Test Pressing Week from Joyful Noise Recordings – New items daily

If you missed out yesterday then make sure you click on over to Joyful Noise Recordings as they will be selling test pressings of their 2012 releases all week. You can see the entire list of items below, along with what day they’ll be going up for sale. Make sure you sign up for the email … Read more

Kishi Bashi: 151a [Album Review]

Kishi Bahsi151aJoyful Noise Recordings [2012] A soaring indie pop record primarily written on a violin might scare you a bit but that is exactly the creative process behind the debut 151a from K. Ishibashi aka Kishi Bashi. Now before you run off based on that intro know that 151a uses a full array of instruments … Read more