Alt-rock trio Sons of an Illustrious Father, comprised of Josh Aubin, Lilah Larson, and actor Ezra Miller continue tearing up the indie scene with their unique, "genre queer" sound with their latest, self-titled single.
The Howard Bilerman produced track features a creative blend of retro guitar lines, attention-grabbing vocal harmonies, and entrancing strings, arranged by The Dears frontman Murray A. Lightburn. The single produces a psychedelic vibe, with lyrics that are reflective and engaging, touching on the experiences the group has shared over the years and their evolution as a band.
In an interview with Highsnobiety, Aubin shared that the single's message "started as more of an active reflection" and that "It feels like a moment of seeing us from afar, but also being very much ingrained into the experience which was in our lives, and was particularity for this tour." Miller and Larson followed up this statement by saying that when the track is performed, there are various feelings of intention and affirmation, almost like a "physic manifesto."
In addition to the release of a new song and the increasing popularity of their 2018 album, Deus Sex Machina, Sons have begun a massive worldwide tour, including shows opening for Priests in the U.S. this summer and a headline show at the Village Underground in London. Listen to Sons of an Illustrious Father's self-titled single and check out the tour dates below.
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4/23/19 - Hong Kong, China @ This Town Needs
4/25/19 - Singapore @ SCAPE
4/27/19 - Shanghai, China @ Strawberry Music Festival
4/28/19 - Chengdu, China @ Strawberry Music Festival
4/30/19 - Beijing, China @ Tango Live
5/4/19 - Seoul, South Korea @ Yes 24 Hall
5/13/19 - Lisbon, Portugal @ MusicBox
5/15/19 - Madrid, Spain @ Moby Dick
5/16/19 - Barcelona, Spain @ Sala Nau
5/20/19 - Glasgow, UK @ King Tut's Wah Wah Hut
5/21/19 - London, UK @ Village Underground
5/24/19 - Manchester, UK @ Dot to Dot Festival
5/25/19 - Bristol, UK @ Dot to Dot Festival
5/26/19 - Nottingham, UK @ Dot to Dot Festival
5/28/19 - Brussels, Belgium @ AB Club
5/29/19 - Paris, France @ Bellevilloise
5/31/19 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Bitterzoet
6/2/19 - Berlin, Germany @ Bi Nuu
6/3/19 - Cologne, Germany @ Luxor
6/5/19 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Pumpehuset
6/7/19 - Oslo, Norway @ Parkteateret
6/9/19 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Nalen Klubb
6/15/19 - Mexico City, MX @ Bajo Circuito
6/20/19 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall +
6/21/19 - Austin, TX @ Barracuda +
6/22/19 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada +
6/24/19 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sister +
6/25/19 - Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar +
6/26/19 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar +
6/27/19 - Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom +
6/29/19 - Oakland, CA @ Starline Social Club +
7/01/19 - Portland, OR @ Polaris +
7/02/19 - Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret +
7/03/19 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos +
7/21/19 - Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
7/22/19 - Washington, DC @ DC9
7/23/19 - Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
7/25/19 - Boston, MA @ Great Scott
7/26/19 - Montreal, QC @ Casa Del Popolo
7/27/19 - Toronto, ON @ Garrison
+ - with Priests
Alessandra Rincón is a journalist, writer, and photographer from Baton Rouge, Louisiana living in New York City. She loves covering music, art and culture news and you can usually find her at a show or with her nose in a book. In her spare time she is a musician, comic book nerd and wannabe cook.
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