Sons. : Sons.
Sons.’ self-titled EP has many weird echoes of something on the edge of your memory, from your youth maybe, but the reverberations aren’t at all naive. As a debut it’s very well put together, to the point where it seems suspiciously professional for a first record – but this is likely because the band have spent a couple of years together as the successful San Fran Disco. In any event the release has some beautiful tracks, beginning with the rippling and delicate Crux. A rich piano makes its presence felt early on in the piece, accompanied by very Pyramid Song vocals, and curls seamlessly into the synths of See Me Run.
The prowess of vocalist Nick Acquroff seems inspired from LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy, or even The Presets’ Julian Hamilton if you can keep the swagger and lose the camp. What Are You Waiting For sounds something like a sensual Western but set on the sand, and The Fighter evokes those slow thrashing INXS tunes of yesteryear. The fake, prolonged strings are kind of annoying on closing track Carousel but even this slightly weaker tune redeems itself with good, proper surf rock washes at the end. Sons. has got a lot going for it and its poignant, mature beach sound and solid beats will get you so ready for summer.
BY ZOË RADAS
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