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SON STEP is a unique collaboration based in Philadelphia, comprised of twin brothers Jon and Chris Coyle (vocals/synthesizers and bass), Joel Gleiser (vocals/electronics), and Matt Scarano (percussion). In the business of importing/exporting off-kilter moods and euphoric question marks for the ears. Apt to change things up, the group sometimes performs as a two, three, or four member unit, often diving into twisty percussive layers and electric textures. 2018 will see a release of their third full-length album, a nine song whirlwind that runs the gamut of sonic flavors.

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 “All of the band’s fragmented elements work harmoniously… Son Step has a firm understanding of their sound.” – Consequence of Sound

“Things bode well for their future sound explorations: trippy, atypical song structure, haunting beauty, playfulness with loops and circuital layering. Can’t wait to watch this band grow.” – PhillyNow

 “From the first urgent, syncopated drumbeat that kicks off Here Comes Dreamboat, the first full-length from Philadelphia-based four-piece Son Step, it’s clear the listener is in for a treat.  For any album, but especially for a debut, it is remarkably spirited and self-assured: it takes confidence to make music that resists classification as thoroughly this does. In an indie landscape peppered with dubstep and hazy, beachy guitar riffs, Son Step stands out.” 

- Alexandria Symonds of Interview Magazine

“Son Step caught me by surprise… An experimental Philly indie foursome that’s keen on using complex polyrhythm, restrained bass lines, hushed vocals, and lightly washed-out guitar… The band’s music stuck with me.” – Leor Galil of The Chicago Reader

“Listen to the Beautifully Layered World of Son Step’s ‘Natural Majique'” (The Key, 2016)

“REVIEW: Son Step – Natural Majique” (ThrdCoast, 2016)

“Son Step – Wavesee” (Going Solo, 2014)

“Son Step, ‘In Da Hot Tub'” (Impose Magazine, 2014)

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VIDEO

“Sweet Wife Life” (Blue Room Session, 2017)



“Steam Team” (Seven Knots Session, 2015)

 
“Forks” (Spooky Tooth EP, 2011)

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