Kishi Bashi

The latest full-length from Kishi Bashi, Kantos is a work of exquisite duality: a party album about the possible end of humanity as we know it, at turns deeply unsettling and sublimely joyful. In a sonic departure from the symphonic folk of his critically lauded 2019 LP, Omoiyari—a career-defining body of work born from his intensive meditation on the mass incarceration of Japanese-Americans during World War II—the Seattle-born singer/songwriter/producer’s fifth studio album encompasses everything from Brazilian jazz and ’70s funk to orchestral rock and city pop (a Japanese genre that peaked in the mid-’80s). Informed by an equally kaleidoscopic mix of inspirations—the cult-classic sci-fi novel series Hyperion Cantos, the writings of 18th century enlightenment philosopher Immanuel Kant, a revelatory trip to ancient ruins on the island of Crete—Kantos ultimately serves as an unbridled exaltation of the human spirit and all its wild complexities.

Upcoming Shows


Oct
17
th
Amsterdam Bar & Hall
Oct
17
th
Amsterdam Bar & Hall

Kishi Bashi

with Sweet Loretta

Past Shows


Apr
6
th
2022
Fine Line
Apr
6
th
2022
Fine Line

Kishi Bashi

'151A' 10th Anniversary Tour
with Tall Tall Trees
Oct
28
th
2019
Mainroom
Oct
28
th
2019
Mainroom

Kishi Bashi

with Pip the Pansy
Oct
12
th
2016
Mainroom
Oct
12
th
2016
Mainroom

Kishi Bashi

with Twain
May
30
th
2014
Fine Line
May
30
th
2014
Fine Line

Kishi Bashi

with Busman’s Holiday
Feb
15
th
2013
Triple Rock Social Club
Feb
15
th
2013
Triple Rock Social Club

Kishi Bashi

with Plume Giant
Mar
27
th
2012
Mainroom
Mar
27
th
2012
Mainroom

of Montreal

with Kishi Bashi and Loney Dear

More Shows

Jul
27
th
First Avenue

Rophnan

Aug
30
th
Turf Club

Purple Funk Metropolis, Dylan Salfer and Lighter Co.

Nov
10
th
Turf Club

Hackensaw Boys

Sep
3
rd
7th St Entry

Taylor McCall