You Plus Dallas Reveals Ishi's Mission Statement: "Turn That Frown Upside Down"

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It's been a year of starting over for Ishi. Earlier in 2011, the band lost dynamic singer Taylor Rea, who was replaced by the talented but far less charismatic Becky Middleton. The band seems to be moving forward nicely, though.

And, as we see from the above interview piece posted over at You Plus Dallas, Ishi is looking forward to 2012 as their best year yet. "We used to get off on playing really slow, chill bedrock ... now we wanna dance," says hairless drummer JJ Mudd during the You Plus Dallas interview. Ishi's debut album, 2010's Through The Trees, was a mellow and at times monotone record, but judging by the way the Mudd brothers describe the next effort, it's going to be far more upbeat, and the accompanying performances will feature choreography and "NSYNC-type shit," jokes singer John Mudd.

The video, directed and edited by Justin Ransom (my brother-in-law), was filmed at a recent Granada Theater performance, where plenty of lip-biting Rhythm Nation dancers in the audience were captured on tape. The intertwining interview sees Ishi getting into some unnecessary naval gazing, though -- literally. JJ Mudd talks about the need to disrobe during the set as his calling card, and John describes his look as a "mindfuck."

Can't disagree with you there.
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Jigidawat
Jigidawat

Monotone record? Ever heard of Radiant? Wait a second? It really does help to listen to the record your reviewing. I guess it's a requirement to be bitter to write for the observer. oh well. 

Jarrett Spencer
Jarrett Spencer

Becky Middleton is a virgin. How much sex can she possibly ooze?

guest
guest

don't pussyfoot it Mr Hopkins. tell us how you really feel.

GUEST
GUEST

"Well, to the best of my knowledge the ISHI members are actually really good people and very down to Earth. People are so damn rude in this city. If you don't like it, don't pay attention to the articles about them and don't go to any of their shows. Being apart of the music scene here many years ago  when it was thriving and then again briefly within the last couple, the $hit attitudes like that are what contributed to the demise and what hamper it rebirth. Be happy that there are some decently talented local musicians still trying to bring music that is dear to them to their hometown for "some" to enjoy. So to sum it up, the fact that they are good guys is simply enough for them alone to be respected.  NEXT D-BAG PLEASE COME FORWARD" - Hummmmmdinger (I Agree)I LOVE ISHI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ALWAYS AND FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

guest
guest

looks like the crowd quite enjoys it. good on them.

Cal
Cal

Obviously aren't getting it then. They still got it & show it at every gig.

Dallas Music Fan
Dallas Music Fan

No offense to John, but in my honest opinion Ishi sucks without Taylor.

Danny
Danny

"being apart"  were you away for some time?  if so, then go back.  or did you mean "being a part of"? which you're probably not.

guest
guest

Ishi sucks, period!

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