Listening To Kishi Bishi & Girls Crisis

Kishi Bashi is the pseudonym of singer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter K Ishibashi (born November 4, 1975). Born in Seattle, Washington, but growing up predominantly on the East Coast, Ishibashi has recorded with and toured internationally as a violinist with diverse artists such as Regina Spektor, Sondre Lerche, and most recently, the Athens, Georgia based indie rock group Of Montreal, of which he is currently a member.

Ishibashi is also the singer and founding member of the New York synth rock outfit, Jupiter One. In 2011, he started to record and perform as a solo artist, opening for Sondre Lerche, Alexi Murdoch, and Of Montreal. He supported Of Montreal on their Spring 2012 tour. Ishibashi has a side project called Cop Gravy, he plans on releasing his first EP under this moniker on the Joyful Noise label in late 2012, it has the tentative title “I Lost My Wrestling Match To Davey Pierce On The Big Black Bus”.


Girls Crisis an all-female concept troupe operating on a specifically detailed concept. The idea behind it was to a) name themselves as a joke on Boy Crisis and b) exist only in web-video form featuring c) an essentially revolving cast of indie Brooklyn sirens that d) have nothing for sale and will not play live shows but e) are a “long-term” project that records covers of classic songs, learned and arranged just before performing, in a Greenpoint living room on Super 8mm camera. All of this came to be two years ago, conceived by Chairlift‘s Caroline Polachek, Class Actress‘s Elizabeth Harper (whose apartment hosts the proceedings), and This Frontier Needs Heroes‘ Jessica Lauretti and (sometimes Stereogum photographer) Bek Andersen, both of whom handle capturing the pieces visually while Polachek records audio via room mics. Of course, there is more. Concept!


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