by Leor Galil
Son Step caught me by surprise at the Empty Bottle not too long ago. I can't recall the date or who else was on the bill, but the band's music stuck with me, especially one song that cycles in and out of my rotation every few months: "Forks." It's particularly low-key, but its restrained funk bass line, hushed vocals, lightly washed-out guitar, and syncopated dual drum patterns make it stand out better than Son Step's most ebullient material. Take a listen to the tune below, and if you like what you hear, see the band Sunday, along with with Pixel Grip, Water House, and Deadbeat.