Today Son Lux share another track from their new EP Remedy, set for release on May 12th via This is Meru. All profits from the sale of this record will go to the Southern Poverty Law Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry, and seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of American society.
Re-emerging in 2017 with four new tracks, Son Lux’s new EP Remedy is the trio’s response to an ever-encroaching reality of social and political upheaval. Reflective but defiant, Ryan Lott, Ian Chang, and Rafiq Bhatia synthesize their signature unpredictable experimentation into an explosive examination of what it means to live, to create, and to resist in America today. These songs were born the week of the 2016 election, and they capture a band both mournful and refusing to accept the new normal.
Third track, “Stolen”, is an incensed portrayal of frustration, pricking the skin with brittle, agitated instrumentation. It features Arrington de Dionyso playing a custom instrument called a “bromeophone”, which he made from PVC and a bass clarinet mouthpiece.
The EP’s final statement and title track, to be revealed over the coming weeks, is a plea, sung in unison with a crowd-sourced choir of more than 300 people. “Find your voice, in the sea of surging bodies and breath, to form a melody, to find a remedy.”
Founded by producer composer Ryan Lott in 2007, Son Lux “works at the nexus of several rarely overlapping Venn Diagrams” (Pitchfork). With the additions to the band of guitarist composer Rafiq Bhatia and drummer Ian Chang, Son Lux is now an unstoppable trio both live and on record. Beginning with the first album documenting this new formation, Bones (June 23, 2015), up through Remedy and beyond, the work draws from the three members’ unique and omnivorous musical vernaculars.
The Southern Poverty Law Center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry, and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of society. Using litigation, education and other forms of advocacy, they work toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.
Remedy may be preordered now on Bandcamp, iTunes or via music.SonLuxMusic.com.
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