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New York City, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

New York City, New York, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
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"Mishti Releases New Single "Weight Of My Heart""

Alternative rocker Mishti has released her new single, "Weight Of My Heart!" By the time she was 15 Mishti had lived in Tokyo, Hong Kong, India, and the settled in U.S. These international roots converged into a pop/rock/blues amalgam that is impossible to pin down, but exposed enough to matter. Mishti spent her formative years enthralled with Michael Jackson, and filling entire notebooks with Jackson 5 illustrations. In fact, she once received 10 copies of the album “Dangerous” for her birthday (and insisted on keeping all of them). In later years, she would give class presentations by parodying contemporary rock hits. Clearly, this was a girl obsessed with music, and her love for it certainly shows. This track was produced by Alex Nolan who is a seasoned touring musician and currently in Cyndi Lauper's band. - Paste Magazine

"Mishti, “Weight Of My Heart”"

Mishti is a New York-based musician who was born in Tokyo and, as she says, “shaped by parental wanderlust.” Until age 13 she was often mistaken for a boy, “probably due to a propensity for George Harrison haircuts and skinny ties”. She is currently writing music for the unrequited, reminiscing about her life-changing participation at the 2014 and 2015 Michigan Womyn’s Music Festivals, pinching herself for participating in Toshi Reagon’s 2016 Word, Rock & Sword Festival, and gigging regularly and happily in the New York City area.

Her first single “Weight of My Heart” came out today. Listen and like. - Independent Buzz artist


Obsessed EP, Fall 2019

The Silk EP, 2015

Fortunes in Footprints, 2011

Wesleyan Klezmer Ensemble, 2002



MISHTI, a singer-songwriter-guitarist with the lyricism of Jeff Buckley and the badassness of Slash demands the ear of any listener with her fresh take on post-pop rock music. The New York-based artist’s latest singles, “Crave” and “Obsessed” are fun, sexy, dark anthems to taboo love, unapologetic flirting and crushing hard. Continually shaped by idols Prince and Kate Bush, Mishti has carved out her own sound distinguished by vocals that soar to the rafters and guitar solos that bring back the guitar solo.

Born in Tokyo, Mishti was raised in both Hong Kong and New Delhi before making herself at home in Westchester, New York.  Inspired by a hearty obsession with Michael Jackson, she set her sights on becoming a rock star tackling not only vocals and guitar, but songwriting as well.  Mishti’s early appetite for pop and rock & roll remained steadfast as she explored the tunes of various cultures, even happily landing herself in a Klezmer (Jewish music of Eastern Europe) band during her college years.  With such a rich, cultural upbringing and array of sonic influence, Mishti has been able to create music that provides listeners a multifaceted experience.

Though Mishti has performed throughout New York on stages including Birdland, SummerStage and (le) Poisson Rouge for Winter Jazzfest, one of her most treasured appearances was as a featured artist in Toshi Reagon’s annual show, “Word*Rock* & Sword”.  “Everyone there, audience, band and staff, are there to connect, emote and like become better people, so it’s a very inspired vibe” recalls Mishti. In 2018, Toshi invited Mishti once again to share the stage with a star-studded lineup of women musicians at the esteemed Joe’s Pub.

While finishing touches of her debut EP (produced by Cyndi Lauper’s guitarist Alex Nolan) are fine-tuned, Mishti continues to write songs for the unrequited and fantasize the next performance: “I want to create music that transforms people’s moods the same way music I love transforms mine... and changes my life in those 4 minutes… and then ‘replay’.”

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