Son Step

New Track: "Sweet Wife Life" - Son Step

Featured on their forthcoming full-length album Natural Majique, Son Step's new single “Sweet Wife Life” offers a cozy melodic warmth, as keys and percussion cruise, roll and lift the soft, harmonious vocals, maintaining a rhythmic course with an experimental-pop stretch. With the album due out on May 27, the band is already set to head out on a tour. However, you'll be able to find them in Philly this Friday, April 22 at Magic Gardens.

   

Square Peg Round Hole Record Release Show at MilkBoy March 26

The atmospheric instrumental trio Square Peg Round Hole are celebrating the release of their new album Juniper with a show tonight at MilkBoy. The sound is built around tight, intricate percussion, be it the super technical drumming, dueling vibraphones, or other found sound. Reminiscent of The Album Leaf or Lymbyc System, the group's latest effort succeeds with complex, driving undertones and dexterous melodies that carry the listener through. The songs are nimble and jazzy, calming while expressive. Slated for direct support is Philly’s own Moon Bounce, a funky Martian who makes R&B from the future, with his silky, theatric voice and sticky sweet synth lines. The energetic grooves fly in and out of frame, turning on a dime at any moment, making for a manic, but extremely fun experience. Also on the bill this evening will be  the experimental pop of Son Step. MilkBoy, 1100 Chestnut St., 8:30pm, $10, 21+ - Adam G.

   

New Son Step Single Available for Streaming & Download

With tonight’s round 2 of Philly For Bernie Sanders concert at Boot & Saddle (which also features Tutlie and Tinmouth), the quartet of Son Step has released a fresh pair of songs to mark the occasion. “Mai Lai Wah,” which draws its title from the late-night, drunken-eats, Chinatown fave David’s Mai Lai Wah, slips into a mesmerizing, low-key, electro/synth, subtly percussive groove, washed over with the soft touch of vocal harmony. “Pink Knit” allows you to smoothly slip into time with the beat, pleasantly yet purposely paced to enjoy the ride. With their full-length, Natural Majique, due out this year, these songs certainly tease the ears.

   

Philly for Bernie Sanders Concert at Boot & Saddle Dec. 2

Though Bernie Sanders's chances of becoming the Democratic nominee is looking rather bleak right now, the Vermont Senator’s presidential campaign has inspired a bunch of our locals to get involved and contribute. If that sounds like something you’d like to do, then swing on by Boot & Saddle this evening, and do your part - all while enjoying performances by experimental pop outfit Son Step, psych popsters Laser Background, and oddball-folk hooligans On The Water. 100% of the profits from the event (after venue expenses) will be donated to Bernie Sanders’s organization, which refuses to take contributions from any corporations and lobbyists. If you’d like to give more, they will also be collecting individual donation envelopes, provided by the campaign. Come out tonight and show your support for an alternative way of thinking in America! Boot & Saddle, 1131 S. Broad St., 8pm, $10, 21+ - H.M. Kauffman
   

Son Step Opening for Sinkane at JB's Nov. 10

Son Step is a group that pushes the expectations of convention, with a sound that is a refined, tight unit. In this way, the songs offer a glimpse of cleansing clarity, while simultaneously offering a new perspective, blending the unfamiliar within a stable setting. The instrumental energy is fluid, undeniably dynamic, and measured to precision. With a freshly cooked batch of sonic treats coming out of the oven this evening at Johnny Brenda’s, the band expands the musical palette. Marrying sleek R&B while inserting snippets of rock, Steven A. Clark, whoreleased The Lonely Roller a couple months back, bridges the divide between the persistent, percussion-filled, funky, free-jazz, wide-reaching, universal sound of Sinkane, a.k.a. Ahmed Gallab. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 8pm, $12, 21+ - Michael Colavita