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The Seshen

Original Band from San Francisco, CA - Will travel up to 10 miles
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Fronted by vocalist Lalin St. Juste, The Seshen is a seven piece band based in San Francisco. Mixing live and electronic elements and taking influence from eclectic sources including psychedelia, hip-hop, pop, R&B, West African music, dub, and indie rock, they create beat-driven compositions with a strong emotional core, a compelling sound that has hooked many fans and bloggers from first listen. Heavy industry interest has resulted in the band inking a deal with Tru Thoughts records to take it to the next level.

The Seshen's self-titled 2012 debut album, released via Bandcamp, has inspired comparisons to J Dilla, Little Dragon, Beach House and Erykah Badu, and they have also found themselves in high demand as a live act with support slots for the likes of Thundercat, Hiatus Kaiyote, Hieroglyphics and The Memorials (with Grammy award winner Thomas Pridgen).

The band that provide the immersive sonic backdrop for the complementary vocalists, Lalin St. Juste and Akasha Orr, are bassist/producer Aki Ehara, drummer Chris Thalmann, keyboard/synth player Mahesh Rao, percussionist Mirza Kopelman and synchronizer/sampler Kumar Butler; between them creatively manipulating an array of technology alongside their more traditional instruments, with acoustic percussion including congas, bongos, timbales and more.

This close-knit group was born from the relationship between Lalin and Aki, a couple who met while studying in Ghana and bonded over music. On their return to the US, they lived in LA before moving to Aki's hometown of San Francisco, where they started collaborating on music together and gradually built the band through jam sessions with their circle of friends.Utilizing a heavily layered base of electronic textures, The Seshen complement the complex emotions and vivid imagery of Lalin's poetic lyrics, and blur the distinction between the abstract and the familiar, for a resulting atmosphere that is distinctively their own.

Finding the perfect home on the eclectic, soulful roster of Tru Thoughts records, The Seshen have announced their signing to the UK label in early 2014, alongside Spring and Summer US tour dates.

Ahead of new releases, to be unveiled soon, check out the video for recent track "2000 Seasons", an ambitious and transporting work that hints at the scope of their musical adventures to come.
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2014
Oct
24
Skirball Cultural Center (w/ Alice Russell)
Los Angeles, CA
8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2014
Oct
23
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (w/ Alice Russell)
San Francisco, CA
8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2014
Oct
11
Leo's Music Club
Oakland, CA
8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2014
Aug
15
Brick and Mortar Music Hall
San Francisco, CA
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2014
Aug
13
The Nectar Lounge
Seattle, WA
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2014
Aug
12
The Railway Club
Vancouver, BC
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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Please note The Seshen will also travel to South San Francisco, Belmont, Daly City, Brisbane, Oakland, Sausalito, Alameda, Emeryville, Tiburon, Berkeley, San Bruno, Albany, Mill Valley, Pacifica, Piedmont, Richmond, Corte Madera, El Cerrito, Larkspur, Millbrae, San Quentin, Tamal, Burlingame, San Rafael, Canyon, El Sobrante, Greenbrae, Orinda, San Leandro, San Mateo.
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