Before everyone and their mother decided it would be clever to do brackets for meaningless things, not related to Men's College Basketball this time of year, we had this thing called March Music Madness. The interface wasn't spectacular, it was hard as hell to seed, and impossible to get in everyone that you wanted to. This year, one of the folks that I would have pushed to be in that field of 64 would have been Kishi Bashi, whose pop music seems to fling itself between the poles of experimental and transcendent as easily as anything I've ever heard. "Philosophize In It! Chemicalize With It!" is our first taste of Lightght (out on Joyful Noise, which has a pretty rippin' hand-numbered vinyl), Bashi's second album. You can feel a bit of the of Montreal influence here as Bashi's pop sensibilities take flight in this delightful and buoyant track which will be sure to slap a smile on your face, even if your team loses.
Kishi Bashi - "Philosophize In It! Chemicalize With It!" (Music Video)
hank Friday, March 21, 2014