Kishi Bashi – Tickets – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC – February 3rd, 2013

Kishi Bashi

Kishi Bashi

Plume Giant

Sun 2/3/13

7:00 pm

Kishi Bashi - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
Kishi Bashi

Joyful Noise Recordings is pleased to announce the release of violinist, singer and composer Kishi Bashi’s sophomore album titled Lighght, which will be released worldwide on Tuesday, May 13. Taking its title from the one-word poem by minimalist poet Aram Saroyan, Lighght (pronounced "Light") continues and expands the sound of his critically acclaimed debut, 151a, which earned Kishi Bashi the title of "Best New Artist" for 2012 by NPR. Since the profoundly successful release of 151a two years ago, Kishi Bashi has toured relentlessly, captivating audiences across the globe with his loop-based live show, and fostering a groundswell of devotees. Currently, is streaming the first song off of Lighght titled “Philosophize In It! Chemicalize With It!” Stream it HERE.

151a was crafted over a four-year period while Kishi Bashi, the pseudonym for artist K. Ishibashi, was touring and recording with Regina Spektor, Sondre Lerche, and of Montreal (where he was a full-time member and co-producer). In late 2012, after the success of 151a, Kishi Bashi decided to focus solely on his own music and began composing the new material, which led to the songs that are featured on Lighght.

Though violin remains his primary instrument and songwriting muse, Kishi Bashi has expanded his palette to include more diverse and nuanced instrumentation on Lighght. 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). If this sounds jarringly kaleidoscopic, that's because it is. But it works.
Plume Giant - (Set time: 8:15 PM)
Plume Giant
Oliver, Nolan, and Eliza met as students at Yale, and quickly began layering and stitching together their ideas into a collaborative sound that would become Plume Giant. After spending many hours putting their heads together and singing, they turned these collaborations into many, many songs, and developed a sound that is very much their own. Plume Giant's blend of '60s harmonies, summery folk, and campy, whimsical humor has charmed audiences across the country on many tours around the east coast, in the Midwest, and out west. Their unique sound weaves together inventive harmonies, evocative lyrics, double fiddles, and other melodious noises made with tambourines, harmoniums, melodicas, and any other toys they can get their hands on!

Plume Giant is Oliver Hill (guitar, viola, voice), Nolan Green (guitar, harmonium, voice), and Eliza Bagg (violin, harmonium, trinkets, voice). All of their songs are written together – in the living room, on the porch, or in the backyard somewhere. The three are always listening to each other to make sure they keep new ideas in the mix – and, of course, so they can always sing in tune! When performing live, Plume Giant maintains their carefully crafted harmonies while immersing their music in the energy and humor that stems from their quirks and friendship.

After coming out with an EP, Plume Giant, in October of 2010, Plume Giant is releasing their debut full-length in August of 2012. It's called Callithump, and they hope the album will be for its listeners what its title describes: a noisy, riotous parade of boisterous music-making! Having just graduated from college in May 2012, they will be making their way to Brooklyn to pursue music full-time.

Most importantly though: if they were perfumes, they would be lavender, ginger, and honey, and if they were legumes, they would be parsnips, parsnips and parsnips.
Venue Information:
9:30 Club
815 V St. NW
Washington, DC, 20001