Kishi Bashi covers The Talking Heads

Kishi Bashi recently announced his third LP, String Quartet Live!, out November 13 via Joyful Noise Recordings. Currently available for pre-order, the album features songs from K’s previous two releases, 151a and Lighght, performed live by himself and an accompanying string ensemble.
Today, he shares a first taste of the album with a cover of Talking Heads’ “This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody),” which Consequence of Sound calls “an energetic revival of a familiar tune.” The track is now available to stream and share via Soundcloud

Having recorded, toured, and collaborated with artists like Regina Spektor, Sondre Lerche, and of Montreal, Kishi Bashi launched his successful and celebrated solo career in 2011. Though he studied classical composition and considers the violin his primary muse, his songs feature a diverse mix of instrumentation and unconventional songwriting, resulting in a unique and experimental sound that defies genre.
Where his first two releases incorporated an array of percussion and electronic elements, the new live album finds K’s familiar songs reimagined, allowing his soaring vocals to take center stage above a foundation of interweaving strings. The string ensemble gives new life to these tracks, with updated arrangements and the infectious energy that can only come from Kishi Bashi’s amazing live performances.
K will perform live with an augmented version of his string quartet at NYC’s McKittrick Hotel next Wednesday, November 4.