THE SESHEN Album Release Party & CYAN Short-Film Screening
Noise Pop Festival 2020 presents



All Ages
Noise Pop 2020 Presents THE SESHEN Album Release Party & CYAN Short-Film Screening Emily Afton Mahawam Doors 7:30 PM $16 advance / $20 doors

Out 28th February, 'CYAN’ is the third full length LP from San Francisco Bay Area-based band The Seshen. Taking its name from a colour that is both strong and soft, the LP unravels the progression that has been made since 2016’s ‘Flames and Figures’, both as a band and as individuals; “Since ‘Flames and Figures,’ a lot has been taking place both internally and externally.”

Anchored by lyricist/ vocalist Lalin St. Juste's sly, silvery vocals (which draw frequent comparisons to Erykah Badu) and cerebral yet playful rhythms from producer-bassist Aki, The Seshen’s music pulls from a deep well of electronic influences, R&B, and indie rock. Drummer Chris Thalmann, keyboard/synth player Mahesh Rao, percussionist Mirza Kopelman and sequencer Kumar Butler make the music three-dimensional, blending live and digital instrumentation for a mercurial, transportive sound. Since 2012, the Seshen’s live show has earned them critical acclaim and a dedicated fanbase on multiple continents, as they’ve shared stages with the likes of Hiatus Kaiyote, Petite Noir, tUnE-yArDs, and Thundercat.

Emily Afton is a genre bender. Her music is retro-pop sweetness, punctuated with dark rhythmic synths; heartfelt lyrics and a passionate, sultry voice; ethereal beauty that’s survived a gutter or two. Afton pulls these elements together seamlessly, making you somehow believe the road she has just designed on this unique sonic map was here all along.


Venue Information:
Rickshaw Stop
155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102