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Solstice In Stereo featuring Foxtails Brigade

KALX Presents

Solstice In Stereo featuring Foxtails Brigade

The Seshen, Farallons

Fri, December 20, 2013

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Chapel

San Francisco, CA

$12 adv / $14 door

This event is all ages

Foxtails Brigade
Foxtails Brigade
The Bay Area music scene has always been home to unique, envelope-pushing acts like Deerhoof, Joanna Newsom and Primus. But lately, the East Bay town of Oakland, CA has become a breeding ground for a new kind of fever-- groovy, indie-rock with fresh beats and strong voices (Tune-Yards, Trails and Ways). Somewhere n the middle of the hip-hop-meets-hipster madness, Foxtails Brigade stand alone with their junkyard percussion, dreamy chamber-pop arrangements, and anthems for the underdog.

The Hollywood Hills-born daughter of a horror filmmaker and sister of a cult stand-up comedian, front-girl Laura Weinbach grew up in a household that embraced eccentricity. Her next-door neighbors were circus contortionists with emus and fang-toothed monkeys as pets and her childhood activities included snail hunting and spying on celebrity neighbors like Slash, Ice-T and Larry from Perfect Strangers.

Laura’s eccentric upbringing is present everywhere in Foxtails Brigade, from the peppery, lyrical imagery (hungry flies, headless rattlesnakes) to the hand-drawn artwork and videos.

Their first album, The Bread And The Bait (2011, Antenna Farm Records) introduced the band with a quirky, stripped-down approach while the follow-up, Time is Passed (2012, DIY) expanded their sound with lush arrangements and classic themes. Foxtails Brigade are probably best known for their music videos (Farmhouse Sessions series and Little Person) , which include numerous animations and collaborations with other artists including entrepreneur/youtube-star Jack Conte (Pomplamoose).

Now with a full band Foxtails Brigade are hard at work in their studio on a third album.
The Seshen
The Seshen
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.
Farallons
We play music together at Andrew's home in the outer sunset. He lives right on the beach. Lucky! Practice starts while the sun sets over the Pacific Ocean. Every time the sky looks different - sometimes it's the deepest purple you've ever seen, and sometimes it's all fog. Either way the Pelicans still seem to love it. We eat soup and bread after we're tuckered from the musics. We are a brand new band. We are Andrew Brennan, Aubrey Trinnaman, Scott Fetzer, Sean Swet Jones, and Justin Wiener.
Venue Information:
The Chapel
777 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA, 94110
http://www.thechapelsf.com