While awaiting King Charles‘ release (due in a week), I set out to discover additional music that fell into a similar vein.
Coincidentally, I happen to receive a notice that The Barr Brothers would be traveling through Boston, MA and playing a show at the Brighton Music Hall in Allston. The brothers are playing that night with someone named Kishi Bashi.
Who is this person? Turns out Kishi Bashi is a violinist and looper-extrodinaire who patched together his own album (with help from Kickstarter) between touring with Of Montreal and Regina Spektor.
Like King Charles, Bashi (aka K Ishibashi) writes compact pop, fluidly layering catchy claps and beats over symphonic electronica. I’ll be checking him out next month (hopefully) playing along side Brad and Andrew. You should too.
[Update: May 1st. It seems NPR Music is once again taking cues from the Paisley world. This morning they are featuring an amazing five song Kishi Bashi opener from the April Of Montreal tour in DC. The featured video illustrates the skill required for one man to produce this quality of sound; most explicitly during the mid-song buildup within Bright Whites.]