DIY isn’t just for scuzzy garage rock. The jazz influence is readily heard in Philadelphia-formed band, Son Step. Comprised of studied musicians, their thoughtful approach to songwriting comes through in the keys, controlled funk beat rolling behind steadied guitar riffs that disappear as soon as they flash across the song’s aural landscape. What’s DIY is their approach to spreading their music, especially through visual accompaniment.
Now split between Brooklyn and Philly, the band’s readying their third release, Ova Nova EP, for later this summer. “In Da Hot Tub”, the first single off the upcoming EP, comes to us via a video featuring bassist Chris Coyle, drummer Matt Scarano and guitarist Pat Lamborn underdressed and jaunting through the streets, public parks, back patios and hardwood floors of Philadelphia. Chris’ twin brother, Jon, holds it down on the keys in a black hoodie and dimly lit bedroom.
Get an eyeful of all the action to marvel at Chris’ ability to keep his bass line and boxers on as cars whiz past at the four-lane apex of Ben Franklin Parkway and I-76.