Archive for March, 2012
Sufjan Stevens, Son Lux, and Serengeti have teamed up to form s / s / s – an electronic, slow-rap spitting, sonic jam, indie group. On the first track from their upcoming Beak & Claw EP one can easily hear each artist’s contribution: Sufjan drops some auto-tuned hooks while Serengeti delivers the slow, off-kilter rhymes. And Son Lux fans will recognize the slow-building, arena sized beat that mounts and escalates until it has no other option than to dissolve into his repeated words: “I am recoloring”. The track is a big contradiction; the rhymes are dark and seep through the beat, while the hooks and choruses are high pitched and they ride on top of it. But you can tell that it all works together, as your head nods and your eyebrows furrow into a confused look: “I think I kinda like this.”
s / s / s – “Museum Day”
Beak & Claw is out 3/20 on Anticon and it will also feature My Brightest Diamond’s Shara Worden and Themselves rapper Doseone.