Olive comes from a classical piano background, playing and performing since she was 4. She currently writes, performs, and produces 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.
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 TEDTalks (TEDMED) 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.
Composing, synth, sound design
"Dane Mitchell’s Post hoc conjures up the ghosts of our past, calling up millions of vanished, extinct, absent and obsolete things. From submerged atolls to failed utopias, extinct languages to tax havens, long lists of lost, withdrawn and vanished entities and phenomena are announced and transmitted, accumulating as a forecast of the past."
released by NTS Radio
Meishi Smile, TBA
Compilation: I Hope You're Doing Well
Released by Qu Junktions
The Hell of You Come In
Released by No Kings Records
Vocals, synths, keys
Released by We Were Never Being Boring