Kishi Bashi

Every Wednesday at 9:13 am, one of WYEP’s trusted music experts joins me (Cindy Howes) on The Morning Mix to play a couple favorite new songs and share some insight. Today we welcome Sarah Wardrop from WFUV in New York!

In case you missed, it here’s what she played:

Kishi Bashi, "Say Yeah" - This wizard of violin and loops has more than proven his one man band abilities and gift for merging analog and tech, but he enlisted a few other people to help on his latest album, including drummer Matt Chamberlain and producer Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear. The new album is Sonderlust (out this Friday) and "Say Yeah" is one sample of its lush pop sound, starting with strings and some Mario Brothers-esque synths, and getting even better when the bass kicks in. 

Middle Kids, "Edge of Town" - This is a hook-filled song from a band to watch out of Sydney, Australia, which is due to release an EP in the U.S. soon. There is some classical training in this trio but they are definitely a rock band, and the voice of Hannah Joy can suit whatever sound is behind it, from echoing the slide guitar lines to belting the tempo change into full gear. 

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Friday mornings on WYEP, Chef Bill Fuller (Corporate Chef for big Burrito) joins Cindy Howes at 7:30am for Pairings! Bill & Cindy challenge each other to pair up your favorite music with matching menus. Let’s see what they came up with this week.

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Pairings Nov 13 2015 by Cindy Howes on Mixcloud

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Every Wednesday at 9:13 am, one of Pittsburgh’s finest music writers joins me (Cindy Howes) on the Morning Mix to play a couple favorite new songs and share some insight. Today we welcome Patrick Bowman (Pop Filter editor for Pop City)!

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The 9:13 Buzz with Patrick Bowman Aug 20 2014 by Cindy Howes on Mixcloud

Kishi Bashi "Philosophize with it, Chemicalize With it" - After recording and touring with the likes of Of Montreal, Sondre Lerche and Regina Spektor, Kishi Bashi is multi--instrumentalist Kaoru Ishibashi's solo project. “Philosophize In It, Chemicalize With It!” off his sophomore album, 2014’s Lighght, really showcases his restless songwriting creatively. It’s a track that’s very inventive composition-wise with a lot of moving parts that coalesces into a pocket symphony with looping, manic synth pop, gorgeous string sections and huge hooks. “Philosophize In It, Chemicalize With It” epitomizes Ishibashi’s controlled chaos, kitchen sink pop.

Devonte Hynes, "Palo Alto" - Devonte Hynes usually records as neo-R&B savant Blood Orange, but was asked to score the movie Palo Alto, a very dreamy, impressionistic teenage coming of age film based on the short stories of James Franco and directed by Sophia Coppola's niece Gia. The album's title track is this very silky, loose power ballad that encapsulated the film's tone perfectly; all whooshing synth textures, disco hi-hat splashes, and and spacey melodies. But, that chorus. That chorus is enough to hang an entire career on. When Hynes sings "Wait until I know who you are / Waiting for a shot in the dark" in this kind of ascending sigh that dissipates the second it leaves his lips, its both heart-breakingly beautiful and completely fleeting, perfectly mirroring the loss of innocence and rapidly generating nostalgia portrayed in the film.

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