Fossilillies

by Son Step

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1.
2.
Pluto Chakras
3.
Jake's Dream
4.
Vintage Piano
5.
Rt. 123
6.
Sesame Boyz
7.
Cycle River
8.
04:25
9.
Know My Own

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"Combining staccato-infused rhythms with swirling sonics and 8-bit synthesizers, endearing vocals float effortlessly above and into a soaring chorus, wrapping around the intertwining instrumentals with beautifully apt harmonies." - The Line Of Best Fit

"A beautifully stratified sound that combines electronic and analog elements seamlessly, a marriage which can be heard on their new album" - Popdust

"The band’s sound is complex and lush, a deep dive into rhythm and melody and how the two can push each other into new spaces altogether with a futuristic zeal." - Post-Trash

SON STEP is a guitar-less, synth-drenched rock outfit based in Philadelphia, comprised of twin brothers Jon and Chris Coyle (vocals/synthesizers and 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.

In this spirit, Son Step’s impending third full-length album, 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.

Lyrically, the record reaches in various directions, elaborating on the joys of color and creativity while simultaneously tackling the nihilistic pace and dark hopelessness of modern times. Whether it’s “Saucy” assessing love and joy as concepts that can never truly be verbalized, “Jake”s Dream”, a profound “death dream” from the perspective of a dog, or the clear homage to Philly’s Schuylkill River Trail on “Cycle River”, Son Step are able to discuss these elaborate topics in the context of familiar city environments, making them all the more relatable.

“Feel those visions. Feel those voices. I know my nature. I know my own” are the last words uttered on Fossilillies. During these final moments, the surrounding instrumentation gradually putters out, resembling a battery on a low charge, while Gleiser’s vocals take the forefront, slowly and emphatically. A respite, reminding you to look down at the earth and take that flower in your grip.

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credits

releases May 17, 2019

jon coyle • vocals - synthesizers - electrics
joel gleiser • vocals - synthesizers - baritone sax - electrics
chris coyle • bass - dobro - electrics
matt scarano • drums

elijah thomas • soprano sax (on “fossilillies”)
paul giess • trumpet (on “fossilillies”)

recorded at undercarriage studios & palace de majique

engineered by tom spiker
mixed by tom spiker, jon coyle & joel gleiser
mastered by ryan schwabe
all songs © son step music 2019
www.sonstep.com

artwork and design by kyle stetz

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Track Name: Fossilillies
A bird’s first fall
It barely feigns to
Flap its wings at
All there’s to say
Is that he lived the only way he could have.

A man’s first flaw
He nearly says
The fault is that I
Hate my own name
But it was the only name I could have.


First the rain
For forty days
The arc begins to
Fall under the sea
The beasts begin to smell the bodies.

Then the beasts
Begin to feast
On all the beings flesh
And they evolve
Into a somewhat better form of human

After all these days are numbered--A collection of souvenirs
After all these days are numbered--A collection of souvenirs
After all these days are numbered--A collection of souvenirs
After all these days are numbered--A collection of souvenirs

Memories
And storybooks
Will leave us to be
Leave behind
Entire species and our memories

Remember times
When memories
Were measured not
In things that could be had
But rather things that you had seen.
Track Name: Saucy
In a little waking hour
With a ray of natural light
There’s a piece of life laid out
Something stirring

Underneath the dying layers
In a glow of red sundown
There’s a sound of warmth played out
Even if it’s hardly moving

There’s only little moments of the same
Love that tends to fade
Till it starts to stay, giving off bright ray
Taking on a different sight

Words in a line to thread as a vine
And settle into a missing place
It’s not told that love in mind gets misaligned
Just a sight by running eyes
It’s not told when every running line will never wait by one’s side
Wait while a life love moves on

Headed toward a bright lit hour
Coming from a dark lit loom
There’s a piece of life laid out
As it’s changing
As a bit of dancing round
Moving to a flickered beam
There’s a sound of warmth played out
Even if it’s only playing

There’s only little moments of the same
Love that tends to fade
Till it starts to stay
Giving off bright ray
Taking on a different sight

Words in a line to thread as a vine
And settle into a missing place
It’s not told that love in mind gets misaligned
Just a sight by running eyes
It’s not told when every running line will never wait by one’s side
Wait while a life love moves on

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