ABOUT SHUNKANShunkan is Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter, guitarist, and producer Marina Sakimoto. As a token of inspiration against her experience with anxiety, Shunkan is derived by the Japanese word for “in a moment”.
Inspired by the latter days of nineties grunge, bubbly British rock, UK trip-hop, and the bright melodic hooks of millennium power pop, Shunkan weaves a captivating musical tapestry that serves as the perfect backdrop for Sakimoto's versatile musicianship. Unafraid to embrace darker themes, Sakimoto calls for inner exploration and contemplation, even at the mercy of herself. Her intense emotional honesty and kitschy observations make for a unique tonal balance in today’s musical landscape.
Sakimoto's independently released sophomore album "Cumberland Falls," received high praise and secured a coveted spot on NPR's Staff Picks of 2019. She has since released her EP “She Nods” in 2022 and is currently working on her third full-length album. With a distinct blend of introspection and unbridled passion, Shunkan continues to captivate fans with their unique genre-bending and bleeding heart. With Sakimoto and band members Dave Puckett, Reese Jensen, and Aidan Kassel at the helm, Shunkan is forging their path forward in rock music while embracing their identity and preserving a genuine sense of individuality.
Shunkan is a punk power-pop band based in Los Angeles, CA.
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