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Kishi Bashi previews new album with bouncy “Hey Big Star” — listen

on August 03, 2016, 1:15pm

Sonderlust is the upcoming album from Kishi Bashi, due out on shelves on September 16th via Joyful Noise. Spanning 10 tracks, the follow-up to 2014’s Lighght was produced by Grizzly Bear’s own Chris Taylor.

“Forged through heartbreak”, as he and his wife of 13 years separated, it’s considered the singer and multi-instrumentalist’s most personal work. “As I sat down to write songs last summer, I went to all my usual conduits of creation: violin loops, guitar, piano, and I came up with the musical equivalent of fumes”, he explained in a press statement. “I tried to create orchestral pop recordings that I assumed were my forte, and in turn I found myself standing in front of a creative wall of frightening heights.”

Last month we heard the LP’s lead single, “Say Yeah”. Now, he’s unveiled yet another ’70s-indebted preview with “Hey Big Star”. Hear it below (via Stereogum).

Sonderlust Tracklist:
01. m’lover
02. Hey Big Star
03. Say Yeah
04. Can’t Let Go, Juno
05. Ode to My Next Life
06. Who’d You Kill
07. Statues in a Gallery
08. Why Don’t You Answer Me
09. Flame on Flame (a Slow Dirge)
10. Honeybody

Kishi Bashi 2016 Tour Dates:
09/27 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
09/28 – Charlotte, NC @ Visulite
09/30 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
10/01 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore – Silver Spring
10/02 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
10/03 – Boston, MA @ Royale
10/04 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
10/06 – Toronto, ON @ MOD Club
10/08 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom & Tavern
10/09 – Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom
10/10 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
10/11 – St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall
10/12 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue Mainroom
10/14 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
10/15 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
10/16 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
10/18 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
10/19 – Vancouver, BC @ The Fox Cabaret
10/20 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
10/21 – San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic
10/22 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium
10/23 – San Diego, CA @ Irenic
10/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Belasco Theater
10/26 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
10/28 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
10/29 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
10/30 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
11/01 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
11/02 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse

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