It’s not easy to pin a genre to Son Step. Some have compared to the Philadelphia experimental outfit to Animal Collective, which is fair. But, really, Son Step is unique, and the band fully demonstrated that on their recent LP natural majique, released May 27th.
Listening to “Steam Team,” track one of natural majique, I can’t help but be reminded of a video game soundtrack. And back when I was a kid and playing my Game Boy too however many hours a day, I would sometimes have to mute soundtracks because they were so bothersome. But the electronic intro of this song is just so catchy, enough so that surely they would never be muted. As the vocals are brought in, it’s becomes much more than some dope beat — the song emerges from it’s third minute as a multi-layered jam that proves all of this is just the beginning. Continue reading →