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“Kishi Bashi with Strings” seems like a redundant billing for a musician who has built his career making pop music with a violin.
“I can’t think of one single song anywhere where we’re mean to anyone,” says Fountains of Wayne bassist Adam Schlesinger. He puzzles it over and comes up short. “If anything, I think the songs are pretty sympathetic to whatever characters we create.”
The avant-pop band’s fifth LP locks big ideas onto sturdy grooves....