Avant-garde psych-pop group just announced their new album Fossilillies which is coming out on May 17th, along with the announcement, the band shared the lush, tropical first single “Saucy”.
Son Step is a guitar-less, synth-drenched outfit, comprised of twin brothers Jon and Chris Coyle (vocals, synthesizers, bass), Joel Gleiser (vocals, electronics), and Matt Scarano (percussion).
With their unique setup, the group expertly assembles twisted percussive layers and electric textures that build upon each other, resembling a game of Jenga on the brink of collapse.
Maintaining a firm pop sensibility, complex rhythmic backbone and affinity for natural sounds, Son Step weave repeated vocal phrases and colorful, unpredictable instrumentation into a beautiful, cacophonous collage — eliciting feelings of keen awareness and wild bliss.
Almost a decade after formation, Fossilillies is Son Step’s third full-length. It follows their last studio album Natural Majique, which was preceded by Here Comes The Dreamboat and two EP’s, 2011’s Spooky Tooth and 2014’s Ova Nova.
Fossilillies is their most dynamic, evolved offering yet, a whirlwind of novel soundscapes where each member is an integral part of the songwriting process. Raw, impromptu synth phrases and harmonies run rampant through each track, a dream-like atmosphere propelling the record forward.
Ultimately, Fossilillies is a nine-song postcard, illustrating the band in a period of particularly heavy touring, adventure and introspection.
4/25 - Harrisonburg, VA @ Restless Moons
4/26 - Chapel Hill, NC @ The Cave
4/27 - Asheville, NC @ Room 4
4/29 - Charlotte, NC @ Milestone Club
4/30 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
5/01 - Athens, GA @ Caledonia Lounge
5/03 - Richmond, VA @ Lucy Lane
5/05 - Washington, DC @ Pie Shop
6/05 - Brooklyn, NY @ Alphaville (album release show w/ Net, Pollens, and Miles Franci)
6/06 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s (album release show, w/ Data, Great Time)
6/12 - Louisville, KY @ Kaiju
6/13 - Indianapolis, IN @ White Rabbit Cabaret
6/14 - Cincinnati, OH @ Woodward Theatre
6/15 - Chicago, IL @ Observatory
6/18 - Detroit, MI @ Outer Limits
6/19 - Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class
6/20 - Columbus, OH @ The Summit
B I Z Z A R R E
Son Step Saucy
Son Step - Fossilillies