april update - code alert!
hey y’all…sorry that we haven’t posted in a while. We have been busy with recording some sweet new material (on the horizon!) and setting up a good old fashioned Midwest tour (starts next week!) . You should now follow our sounds and happenings over at www.sonstep.com click the ‘Follow’ button at the new site to keep posted on all sorts of sweet dreams and ice...
** hot tub tour roundup **
we had a muchos wonderful time playing in the Midwest last week. new friends and tasty shows in Columbus, Chicago, Bloomington, Cincinnati, and more. on our first night out, we ended up watching Wild Wild West (ya know, with Will Smith) and sampling a vast array of Wendy’s chicken products in an Oberlin, OH motel room. as one can imagine, after that it became difficult to update the...
good news / more good news
Our debut full-length Here Comes Dreamboat is now available via BANDCAMP ( http://sonstep.bandcamp.com ). Until November 15th you can stream the album in its entirety and also download it for a discounted price of $8 smackers! Go eat it up right now. Also, we are gearing up for a tour of the Midwest (Nov 1st through Nov 9th). Details are arriving, and you can keep posted over at our Schedule...
son step profiles presents: MATT
Nickname: Sheriff Instruments: Drums, Sampler (Roland SPD-SX) Band Duties: Treasurer, Custodian, Gmail Clerk Fun Fact: Has played Carnegie Hall twice What was one of your earliest drumming influences? David Silveria from Korn, sadly. What is your signature dish? When it comes to Son Step rehearsals, it is definitely frozen fish fillets. On one occasion, the mere sight of a tray of fried fish...
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KFN tonight >>> hotness
Tonight we’re playing Kung Fu Necktie (1250 North Front Street, Philly, PA). Joining us will be two great bands- Honeydrum (NJ) and Gypsyblood (Chicago). Lovely music at 8 pm!!! see you there? —————————- also, thanks to everyone that made it out to one of our Fringe Fest shows. the music had a different, beautiful flavor, and...
september shows at First Unitarian >> ! ! !
We’d like to formally invite you to come see a very unique performance piece that we’re a part of during this fine month of September. In collaboration with BodyFields (a wonderful Philly-based dance and performance collective), we’re doing a run of shows at the First Unitarian Church, which will feature new music, improvisation, and re-tweaked Son Step gems from long ago. This is definitely one...
:::: :::: hear comes dreamboat :::: ::::
our new full length, titled ‘hear comes dreamboat’, is due to be released this fall. take a look at the purdy cover artwork, and head over to our BANDCAMP page to hear ‘big buck hunter’, the album’s first track. this tune’s got a big heart!
anything is possible when you follow your dreams
…..ps- we’re playing in brooklyn tomorrow (friday) night @ muchmore’s, see the schedule page for info……..
jacques does it again
a refresher from the master.
rev up the hot tub, it’s an exciting time in Son Step land. our debut full length will be finished this week. it’s full of magic, across the board. details and sounds will be jumping out out very soon! also, see our SCHEDULE page for details on some stellar shows coming up in Philly, Baltimore, and Brooklyn. next thursday (6/21) will be a big barrel of good times at Johnny...
^^^ thurs 5/31 @ big snow buffalo lodge ^^^
it is true. IN ONE WIND - http://inonewind.com/ SON STEP - http://sonstep.tumblr.com/ RAILBIRD - http://railbirdband.com/ THE SHOE INS - http://www.facebook.com/TheShoeIns Doors at 8 PM // $7 // ALL AGES SHOW http://bigsnowbk.tumblr.com/ 89 Varet Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206 (between Graham Ave. and Humboldt St.) Subway: Lorimer (J, M), Flushing Av (J, M)
tomorrow @ zebulon
we’re playing at Zebulon tomorrow night with some kick-ass groups from both Brooklyn and Philly. we assure you a top-notch quality time. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• SON STEP + CELESTIAL SHORE + BANNED BOOKS + PEPI GINSBERG @ zebulon 258 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211 Sunday, May 20th // Doors @ 8 PM > Music @ 9 PM // NO COVER
in da garage
here’s a clip of us performing an acoustic version of ‘big buck hunter’, shot by Dave from Bands in the Backyard. it was filmed just outside PhilaMOCA before our set last weekend. have at it.
another track from jon’s new album is now available for free download via soundcloud. ’right times’ is a doozy, and it’s currently getting a purdy son step makeover for our upcoming full length release. you can check out/purchase the whole ‘night cycles’ shindig over here: http://joncoyle.bandcamp.com
very nice show on sunday
we kick things off at 9 pm, and are followed by some really talented bands. come enjoy! Son Step w/ Grandchildren, Hume (Washington DC), and The Dreebs (Brooklyn) Sunday, April 22nd @ PhilaMOCA 531 North 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA All Ages // Doors at 8, Show at 9 // $7 Donation
now that geography challenge wounds are healed… playing in chicago was a real treat for us. the empty bottle was a sweet venue to play at, and we were slated with two awesome in-town bands, Brain Idea and Names Divine. this was a super fun show with a great audience to boot. thanks to new and old friends for joining the party that night. props also to ethan at WNUR for letting us make...
umph // geography
just returned from our Midwest tour. follow up coming soon. we are blessed to have such a loyal and steadfast mini-van. smooth riding all the way. while on the road, Matt and Chris took part in a head-to-head geography challenge (refereed by Jon) that mainly focused on US cities and states, as well as some Canadian and Mexican territories. A surprising final score: Matt- 19 out of 25 Chris-...
(((( chicago ))))
After our Ohio shows and our radio session at Oberlin College (thanks to Tristan Gordon for being such an audio whiz and a sweetheart), we’ve been taking a break in the South side of Chicago for a couple of days. Hanging with big dogs, wondering how much cheese is in an average deep dish, scotch tasting with Uncle Rick, watching the Maury show (how awful), and getting some legitimate...
^^^^^^ oh yeah
UPDATE: we will be airing on Oberlin radio today at 4:30 pm, you can tune in at http://www.wobc.org We’re 2 shows into our Midwest run. Fresh Lake Erie air, hot dogs, push ups, you name it. We received some super generous hospitality and tasty cupcakes from Joseph and Molly, members of the Cleveland duo Cereal Banter. We had a really sweet time playing with them in Youngstown. Go...
tomorrow we leave town to play a run of Midwest shows. we’re making stops in Youngstown, Cleveland, Chicago, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, and more. it’ll be sweeter than ice cream. check our ‘schedule’ page for all the details!!
* free 'portables' download *
you can listen to (and get a free download of) ‘portables’, a track from jon’s new release ‘night cycles’, via SoundCloud. scrumptious.
beginning productive work on the hot tub sounds.
jonny heard this song today while getting a bagel in west philly. jonny likey.
'night cycles' // tour dates
‘night cycles’, jon’s new solo thang, is now available for streaming and digital download at http://joncoyle.bandcamp.com ….. the bandcamp download is available at a discount until the end of march, and it comes with 2 exclusive home-recorded demos of son step tunes. happy days. ( discount code: totti ) ...
jacques makes // chris takes
february is the month
yo yo folks! despite busy schedules and jon’s two-week food binge in south korea, lots of new music has been taking shape over at SS headquarters. we are about to start mixing on our debut full length with our dear friend Doug Raus. Plus, a new solo recording from jon, called Night Cycles, is just about finished. expect previews soon, and an official release in late march. needless to...
riff raff -------------
Hey friends. after a couple fun Philly shows, we’ve been gearing up for some winter recording, writing, hiking, etc… And playing darts. Here are some SS tidbits that have floating around recently. a REVIEW of our recent set at Johnny Brenda’s an EXTRA SPECIAL REVIEW of our ‘Spooky Tooth’ EP on Consequence of Sound (though where’s the title-track love??) ...
^^^ thursday 1/5 @ Johnny Brenda's ^^^
happy holidays friends. a show has emerged, and we are playing at Johnny Brenda’s next Thursday (Jan. 5th) with Red Sea (Atlanta, GA) and our local pals The Sea Around Us. Doors at 8 pm, and we kick off the noises at 9:15 sharp. come hang! advance tickets and more details HERE
"forks" for the eyes
Our good brother Michael Toland put together this awesome video. Enjoy!
available now for FREE is a digital single, “Everyday Treats // 45 Degrees”. oh my. “Everyday Treats” has been somewhat of a frenetic anthem since the very early SS days, while “45 degrees” was brought to life by “Sheriff” Matt Scarano in the weeks after our Spooky Tooth EP was released. Please do enjoy via our SoundCloud (...
in da hot tub
****************************** This past weekend the SS crew began construction on a new full length release. it promises to be full of sweets, for the ear and for the people. more details to surface, but in the meantime there are other treats to be set free very soon… stay very tuned.
@ Death By Audio on Monday.... ######
We be playing in Brooklyn on Monday with some great local bands… oh yes SON STEP @@@ DEATH BY AUDIO Monday 11/7 @ 9:00 pm —- w/ Railbird, The Rex Complex, Celestial Shore 49 S. 2nd Street (btw Kent Ave and Wythe Ave), Brooklyn, NY (All Ages, $7 cover)
arnie's army ******
The SS boys were able to fit in a brisk (but intense) round at Horsham Family Golf, before our recent Siren Records show. asses were kicked by the bass man. who woulda thought… Chris -49 Jon - 56 Matt - 58 Pat - 59
muchos performances coming up in the Philly area! see our Schedule page ********************** ^^
^^ a song for youz ^^
downloadable and fresh » one of our newest jungle jams, tentatively called “big buck hunter”, from a recent show at Sycamore in Brooklyn. for all the folks feelin’ the burn from that rough, tough capitalism workout. big buck hunter (live in brooklyn, 2011) by sonstep
jacques brings it home like no one else.
it’s not on the Schedule page, but we be playin’ in Boston tonight » 9:30 pm at O’Brien’s Pub (Allston, MA). joining us will be our friends from In One Wind and Fuxa Natra. We hit Brooklyn tomorrow and Philly on Saturday!
¢∞¢∞¢∞ news ∞¢∞¢∞¢
whoa now. son step will be touring the northeast between august 11th and august 20th.. hearty times ahead. sounds to be on display at various spots in massachusetts, connecticut, nyc, and philly. keep your eye on our schedule page as we continue to add dates and details. also, fresh recordings are on the way. a 2-song single is nearing completion at undercarriage studios in northern...
&&&& / free "forks"
from our recent shootout at Danger Danger Gallery - gracias to Lieutenant Francis Cacnio for recording! ºººººººººººººººººººººººººººººººººººººº you can now snag a free download of “forks” over at our Bandcamp page, where the Spooky Tooth EP is available for only 3 bucks. zounds…
?? / movin slowly (demo version)
••••••••••••• dug out from the cellar, Movin Slowly junior, original 2010 demo by jon. short, sweet, sleepy, wordless, slightly drunk, slightly in-tune. with machine sounds. feel free to download.
2 more •'s in june
Sunday 6/12 @ 8:30 pm • Little Bar w/ In One Wind (Brooklyn, NY) 736 S. 8th Street, Philly, PA (corner of 8th & Fitzwater) • Friday 6/24 @ 8 pm • Danger Danger Gallery w/ The Grenadines (Birmingham, AL) / Twin Killers (Baton Rouge, LA) / Scott Churchman 5013 Baltimore Avenue, Philly, PA
Our EP Spooky Tooth is now available via iTunes. check it out HERE
chris goes sambuca dreamin...
here is something from julia johnson, who did the design for “Spooky Tooth”. check out her web site HERE…
You can now order/download Spooky Tooth from CDBaby at http://cdbaby.com/cd/sonstep Check out another track from the EP, “Movin Slowly”. yes yes. son step - movin slowly by sonstep ¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢¢ ¢¢¢¢¢¢¢ ¢¢¢
chris plays with fire
we’re wrapping things up on our new ep, “spooky tooth.” release info soon, but here are some essentials and a preview: 1. forks 2. movin slowly 3. spooky tooth 4. sleep •••••••••• recorded and mixed by tom spiker at undercarriage studios in philadelphia, pa mastered by jeff chestek all songs © son step music 2011 check out “forks” right here > > > > son step -...