It's about time. Violin/loop pedal maestro Kishi Bashi first posted a teaser trailer for "Bright Whites" way back at the beginning of February citing it would be out soon. Now with the release of his excellent debut album 151a out tomorrow, now seems as good as time as ever to release it.
The teaser showed a fancifully dressed man consuming a ticket and now with the video you get to step into the magical, fun world of Kishi Bashi's creation. "Bright Whites" features a bunch of circus folk attempt to pay their way in to see a set of exotic captured birds (one played by Ishibashi himself) with a series of whimsical barters for tickets. The bird simply want to escape and be free while the circus folk and their patrons have other plans - putting them on display and attacking them when they don't perform like they're supposed to. Until the birds plot their escape and with the help of a violin manage to snag the key to their cells.
It's a high-energy action-packed video full of wonder and whimsy. Not at all unexpected for Kishi Bashi (or the fine fellows of Of Montreal who appear in the video). Watch the video for "Bright Whites":
Kishi Bashi's 151a is out April 10th on Joyful Noise Recordings.