The Record Exchange is hosting a Joyful Noise Treefort Showcase from 1-3pm Sunday, March 26, during Treefort Music Fest. As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages — Treefort pass not required to attend. Treefort Music Fest runs March 22-26 and we have passes for sale at the store!

We’re partnering with one of our favorite independent labels to give you a taste of the Joyful Noise artists performing at Treefort. Hear live sets from:

Kishi Bashi

Tall Tall Trees

CJ Boyd

Kishi Bashi is the pseudonym for violin virtuoso K Ishibashi. Having recorded, toured, and collaborated with diverse artists such as Regina Spektor, Sondre Lerche, and of Montreal, Kishi Bashi released his first full-length album 151a via Joyful Noise in 2012, which received high praise and the title of NPR’s “Best New Artist Of The Year”. K’s follow-up album Lighght expanded his palette to include more diverse and nuanced instrumentation, flirting with Eastern-tinged arrangements, Philip Glass inspired improvisations, and 70s prog.

Kishi Bashi’s third studio album, Sonderlust, was released on September 16, 2016. 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), Kishi Bashi has created his most personal and artistically adventurous work to date.

The man behind Tall Tall Trees is Mike Savino, a pioneer in the world of experimental and psychedelic banjo music. If you’ve seen Kishi Bashi live over the last several years, chances are you’ve already seen this insane banjo virtuoso playing in K’s band, and perhaps opening the show. Often performing solo, Savino’s modern take on the one-man band involves running his homemade instrument, dubbed the “Banjotron 5000,” through a slab of effects and loopers, bowing, drumming and strumming out multi-textured arrangements to support his lyrically driven songs.

Bassist, composer, vagabond, CJ Boyd uses low-end loops and voices in order to try and stop time. On perpetual tour since March 2008, movement and stasis are both at the center of his music. Though solo performance takes up the bulk of his time and effort, he also plays in the bands Desert Center, Kurva Choir, Rhonya, and Move. His non-stop travels between North America and Europe have been propelled by vans, cars, trains, buses, planes, and boats, but most of all a commitment to ceaseless discovery and re-invention. His oceanic sounds provide a home for the homeless and journeys to the homebound.


Secret In-store Wednesday, March 22 5:30pm RSVP
Weaves Second Chance In-store presented by Boise State Public Radio Friday, March 24 4pm RSVP
Marco Benevento Second Chance In-store Saturday, March 25 5pm RSVP
Joyful Noise Showcase Sunday, March 26 1-3pm RSVP


All Record Exchange in-store events are free and all ages, and a Treefort pass is not required to attend (but you really should get one because you don’t want to miss out on the #treefort2017 action).

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