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Listen to Kishi Bashi’s exuberant new song, “Philosophize In It! Chemicalize With It!”

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    Former of Montreal member and expert violinist Kishi Bashi will soon release a brand new 7″ to celebrate an upcoming month-long U.S. tour. His first piece of new material since last year’s 151a LP is previewed with the exuberantly titled A-side track, “Philosophize In It! Chemicalize With It!” The exclamations spill over into the song itself, creating a three-and-a-half minute sweet treat of playful, fun-loving pep that sounds like a cross between The Shins (still can’t get over those so James Mercer-like vocals) and Vampire Weekend. It’s pouring like the apocalypse where I am right now, but I’m all smiles thanks to this.

    Kishi Bashi’s “Philosophize In It! Chemicalize With It!” 7″ will be available via Joyful Noise and on the aforementioned tour, which kicks off next month. Check out those dates below.

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    Kishi Bashi 2013 Tour Dates:
    09/09 – Hamden, CT @ The Space #
    09/10 – Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street #
    09/11 – Boston, MA @ Royale #
    09/12 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza #
    09/13 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage #
    09/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church #
    09/17 – Virginia Beach, VA @ The Jewish Mother
    09/19 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
    09/20 – Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theatre
    09/21 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern
    09/22 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
    09/24 – Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room at Crofoot Ballroom
    09/25 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Calvin College
    09/27 – Cincinnati, OH @ Midpoint Music Festival
    09/28 – Urbana, IL @ Pygmalion Festival
    09/30 – Knoxville, TN @ Pilot Light $
    10/01 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In $
    10/02 – Memphis, TN @ The Hi-Tone $
    10/03 – Chattanooga, TN @ JJ Bohemia’s $
    10/04 – Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club $

    # = w/ Elizabeth & the Catapult
    $ = w/ Fancy Colors

    Also, be sure to revisit Kishi Bashi’s exclusive Off the Avenue session from earlier this year.

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