The Step kids have already received critical praise from the likes of Details, NPR, Pitchfork and Village Voice for the single Shadows on Behalf as well as for their live performances that mix their music with psychedelic visuals. The band's next 12 inch single Legend in My Own Mind will be released in August. The Step kids are three singer/songwriters. "A lot of what excites US about this band is this band itself," says bassist and keyboardist Dan Edinberg. "It's not either of us; it's about creating an entity where the entity itself is what's important." As a result, every song on the Step kids self titled debut album is written with equal input from each member. "All three of US write and all three of US sing," says Jeff Gitelman, who resigned from touring as Alicia Keys' guitarist to concentrate full time on recording the Step kids self titled debut album. Drummer Tim Walsh continues, "There's an equal split in the creative process. Any lyric, any melody, any idea could have been done by any of us." This approach that comes from more than a decade of musical experimentation and experience. Raised on the East Coast Jazz and R&B circuit, individual band members went on to share stages with 50 Cent and Lauryn Hill, tour internationally with indie punk band Zox, score movies and commercials and produce solo albums. The Step kids groove is a fusion of Punk and Jazz, West African and 1960s Folk, Neo and Classic Soul, Classic Funk and 20th century classical. The band produce, engineer and record themselves on a reel-to-reel. There's no singular icon, no singular sound, and no singular way of making it happen for the Step kids. It's Psychedelia for the 21st century, where the focus is on the whole.
Shadows On Behalf
Legend In My Own Mind
Santos and Ken
Cup Half Full
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