Kishi Bashi announces new album ‘Sonderlust’

Kishi Bashi announces new album 'Sonderlust' out September 19 via Joyful Noise Recordings

Kishi Bashi will release his third studio album, Sonderlust, on September 16th via Joyful Noise Recordings. Emerging as a result of personal struggles and creative road blocks, Sonderlust is brought to life with the help of producer Chris Taylor (Grizzly Bear), engineer Pat Dillet (Angelique Kidjo, David Byrne), and drummer Matt Chamberlain (Morrissey, Fiona Apple, of Montreal.)

Speaking on the conception of Sonderlust, Ishibashi notes that his new songs didn’t come immediately or through his usual process: “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. 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. I questioned everything about what it means to love and desire…the difference between loving someone and being in love.”

Sonderlust gets its name from The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows’ definition of “sonder”: “The realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your
own…an epic story that continues invisibly around you, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that you’ll never know existed…in which you might appear only once, as an extra sipping coffee in the background, as a blur of traffic passing on the highway.”

Kishi Bashi will perform songs from Sonderlust live on the road this fall, with a North American tour that kicks off in September. See below for all upcoming dates.

Kishi Bashi on Tour:
9/27: Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
9/28: Charlotte, NC @ Visulite
9/30: Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
10/1: Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore – Silver Spring
10/2: New York, NY @ Webster Hall
10/3: Boston, MA @ Royale
10/4: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
10/6: Toronto, ON @ MOD Club
10/8: Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom & Tavern
10/9: 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
11/1: New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
11/2: Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse

Sonderlust Track Listing:
1. m’lover
2. Hey Big Star
3. Say Yeah
4. Can’t Let Go, Juno
5. Ode to My Next Life
6. Who’d You Kill
7. Statues in a Gallery
8. Why Don’t You Answer Me
9. Flame on Flame (a Slow Dirge)
10. Honeybody