Olive comes from a classical piano background, playing and performing since she was 4. She currently writes and performs dreampop music under her name, Olive Kimoto. Earlier in her musical career, she wrote and performed vocals and synth for the dreampop and shoegaze band Crescendo. She occasionally adds vocals and synths to other projects.

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As Olive Kimoto, she has played shows with Kelly Lee Owens, Alessandro Cortini (of Nine Inch Nails), Carla Dal Forno, Ritual Howls, Tempers, Tess Roby, and more, across venues like Lodge Room, Zebulon, and The Echo. 

With Crescendo, Olive has played an official SXSW showcase, Treefort Music Festival, and was selected to perform as the house band for TEDMED, an offshoot of TED Talks, in 2015. Her work has been featured by Nylon Magazine, Buzznet, Brooklyn Vegan, Bandcamp, and more. Her song, Haunted, was featured in the Netflix film, Coin Heist, in 2017. 

 
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 credits 

2020

xiu xiu - i swallow the moon

(synths)

compilation: i hope you're well

released by qu junktions

2017

lee noble - elektra

lee noble - a cape of leadwort

(vocals)

the hell you com in

released by no kings records

2016

crescendo, full album

(vocals, synths, keys)

unless

released by we were never being boring

2016

unbloom - sink into skin

(vocals, synths)

compilation: doom mix vol. i

released by doom mix records