SON STEP is a unique collaborative effort featuring four active forces in Philadelphia’s original music scene. Hungry for exploration, the band’s members (Pat Lamborn, Matt Scarano, and twin brothers Jon and Chris Coyle) are apt to mix up both instrumentation and individual roles. Live performances are often spattered with passages of heavy group drumming, gritty electronics, and a communal sharing of vocal duties. This is characteristic of the band’s first EP Spooky Tooth (2011), as well as their upcoming debut full length Here Comes Dreamboat. Set for an October 2012 release, the album is a kaleidoscope recording that effortlessly combines many elements. Dense layers of percussion and off-kilter rhythms often give way to moments of intricate composition and heartfelt lyricism. Colorful harmonies and oddly addictive grooves rise to the surface without notice. And while the band touches upon an array of influences- ambient, post-punk, world music, folk and beyond- they also create something urgent and distinctly original, that should be heard by listeners and audiences seeking a new kind of music.
Individually, the four friends have worked and toured with a number of other projects, and have recorded solo works as well. In early 2012, Jon Coyle released his first album Night Cycles, a lo-fi collection of songs as darkly imaginative as they are catchy. Around the same time, Son Step began work on Here Comes Dreamboat. Aside from putting finishing touches on the album and playing throughout the Northeast and Midwest, the band has recently begun carving out new material and preparing for a collaboration with BODYFIELDS, a Philadelphia-based performance and dance collective. This will culminate with three live performances in September of 2012, as part of the annual Philly Fringe Festival.
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“BIG BUCK HUNTER” (ACOUSTIC VERSION)
“All of the band’s fragmented elements work harmoniously… Son Step has a firm understanding of their sound.” - Consequence of Sound
“Don’t bother trying to classify Son Step into any particular genre — its four members are more concerned with creating something truly novel than with fitting into any existing category. In this, they succeed.”
- Alexandria Symonds of Interview Magazine
“FORKS” (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)