Seiichi Daimo Heads to SXSW 2014!

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Singer-songwriter Seiichi Daimo will be heading to Austin for SXSW 2014 on the heels of a brand new EP, In The Inbetween, which is set to releaseon February 25th, 2014. Reminiscent of artists such as The Decemberists, City & Colour,and The Lumineers, Seiichi takes on an indie-folk style, with lyrics written in a pop mindset.

In The Inbetween, features four songs in a fleshed-out, full-band acoustic setting. Taking cues from the likes of Johnny CashBuddy Holly andBob Dylan, the opening title track shows Seiichi knows his way around writing a comforting melody. The vocals are of pure heart, sung with passion to delivery open lyricism that is relatable for anyone: “I’m not the man that I wish that I was / But I do try / I’ll sing my heart out tonight.”Upon first listen, it’s familiar, nostalgic and refreshingly new all the same.

Seiichi’s Japanese-American culture turned him onto playing violin at a young age, and he became interested in learning to play the guitar for the sole purpose of writing his own music. Without many major musical influences in his youth, a middle school-aged Seiichi found his way into a local music scene in South Plainfield, N.J., after being born in Manhattan and growing up in San Diego. Brand New, Thrice, Taking Back Sunday, and Fall Out Boy entered the fold as influences as Seiichi fronted his first band, playing music as a form of self-therapy. He explains: “It allowed me to take off the armor and the mask that I had on shielding me from the world.”

In The Inbetween will be independently released on February 25th. It was recorded in Central Ave Studios in New Jersey and produced by Joseph Stasio, who is also the guitarist for fellow Jersey outfit, The Ugly Club.


Friday, March 14th – RedGorilla – Bourbon Girl – 212 E. 6th Street – 2PM

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