Parish Entertainment & KALX Present
Bells Atlas, Album Release Party!
The Seshen, DJ Treat-U-Nice
579 18th St
Oakland, CA, 94612
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
Bells Atlas emerges from the vibrant cultural and musical backdrop of Oakland, CA, made up of 4 musicians who each impart a unique and vibrant essence. Blending heavy percussion, soulful vocal harmonies, and thoughtful arrangements, this dynamic group has arrived at a sound that is uniquely their own, calling it Afro Indie Soul. They capture the spirit of an eclectic range of influences including Highlife, Hip-Hop, Samba, R&B and aspects of Indie Pop. Drawing a wide audience with diverse tastes, they are releasing their first full-length album, intent on providing their listeners with an experience that incessantly grabs the ear and evokes relentless body movement.
The Seshen is a 7-piece Bay Area-based band whose songs mix live and electronic elements. Their music utilizes electronic textures to suggest complex emotions and vivid imagery but also to blur the distinction between the abstract and the familiar. The Seshen takes influences from electronic music, hip-hop, pop, R&B, dub, and indie rock to create beat-driven compositions with a strong emotional core. The band consists of bassist/producer Aki Ehara, drummer Chris Thalmann, keyboardist Mahesh Rao, percussionist Mirza Kopelman and synchronizer/sampler Kumar Butler, who provide the sonic backdrop for vocalists Lalin St. Juste and Akasha Orr. Songs are created and performed by bassist/producer Aki Ehara, drummer Julian Pont, keyboardist Mahesh Rao, percussionist Mirza Kopelman and synchronizer/sampler Kumar Butler. Driving beats laced with Afro-Caribbean percussion, thick bass lines, rich keyboards and textured electronic sampling provide the foundation for lyricists Lalin St. Juste and Akasha Orr, whose dreamy vocals create an ethereal sonic landscape.