Lighght Now Available & New Video

My new album entitled Lighght (pronounced “Light”) is now available via Joyful Noise Recordings!

The album is available on limited edition ‘Gold Splatter’ vinyl (with a bonus 7″), Yellow vinyl, and Digital. Additionally there is an ultra limited edition of just 500 hand-numbered copies on “Golden Halo” vinyl.


You can watch the new videos for “Philosophize In It! Chemicalize With It!”, and “The Ballad of Mr. Steak”

Live on Valentine’s

Last Valentine’s day I performed a sold-out show at Lincoln Hall in Chicago, and it was recorded!

Live on Valentine’s is an audio / visual hybrid, limited to just 1000 hand numbered-copies, on deluxe picture-disc vinyl and DVD. Purchase includes instant MP3 download of the album, and HD download of the video. Click here to get yours.


Recognize That Song? ’151a’ In Commercials

2012 was a great year for Kishi Bashi. After the success of his debut album 151a, Microsoft licensed his single “Bright Whites” for placement in a commercial for their new and improved Windows 8 software.

Windows 8 Commercial

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Around the same time, Sony used Kishi Bashi’s song “It All Began With A Burst” from the same album for a commercial introducing their Xperia Tablet S.

Sony Xperia Commercial

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In addition to these placements, Smart automobiles licensed “Chester’s Burst Over The Hamptons” for their line of smart cars in the United States.

Smart USA Commercial

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Most recently, Kishi Bashi himself appears in a Grammy promo commercial for 4 cuts totaling over 1 second. Can you spot him?

2013 Grammy Promo

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NPR Tiny Desk

Kishi Bashi stopped by Bob Boilen’s office at NPR Headquarters to record a Tiny Desk session. Check it out on our video tab!

Bright Whites Video Riddle!

SPIN has premiered the new video for “Bright Whites”! After you watch the video, see if you can solve the riddle! (instructions here) First person to get it right will win “151a” in any format (LP, CD, MP3) they choose and a $100 gift certificate for the Joyful Noise Recordings Store! The next 4 people to get it right will still win “151a” in any format.

Find out more, and submit your answer here!

Watch the video here: