KISHI BASHI \\ MANCHESTER LIVE \\ OFFICIAL VIDEO from HOLY COW FILMS on Vimeo.
'I haven't been this in love in a long time,' could describe the similarly infatuating way that Kishi Bashi's tender voice enters your ear, floods your brain with beautiful euphonious melodies, and leaves you with the feeling that you're floating on air. "Manchester" starts off with layered harmonies that sound as if you're being privy to a religous rite. Mimicking birdsong, the violin arrangements duck and weave above the sentimental words of Kishibashi, which is merely a moniker for K Ishibashi, a member of local favorites of Montreal. "Manchester" is a cut off of his upcoming album, 151a, which he will promote when he goes on tour with Deerhoof, of Montreal, and Swedish darlings Loney Dear. Fittingly, Kishi Bashi played a free show at the WUOG station lobby on Valentine's Day, where he melted hearts as his voice and the sweet sounds of his strings sailed over the airwaves. Here's a link to his live set in the lobby and his interview afterwards with our own local music director, Will Guerin.