Sons Of An Illustrious Father

The Horseshoe Tavern Presents

Sons Of An Illustrious Father

Andrew Austin

Wed, June 20, 2018

Doors: 8:30 pm

The Horseshoe Tavern

Toronto, ON

$18

Tickets at the Door

This event is 19 and over

Sons Of An Illustrious Father
Sons Of An Illustrious Father
Sons Of An Illustrious Father are a band. Ezra says immediately: “We have to make music otherwise we will combust.”Started in as a group of two, who grew to five, but settled at three, Sons Of An Illustrious Father is the musical outlet of Josh Aubin, Lilah Larson, and Ezra Miller. Everyone plays a little of everything; everyone writes the songs. They frequently trade instruments, and co-produce their music They’ve released a couple much-loved albums, an EP, and have toured multiple times throughout America. Their sound is a bit punk, a bit folk, a bit raw, and a bit elemental, a mix they’ve summed up and named “genre queer.” Due out in mid 2018 Sons’ newest creation, a tightly-coiled, gorgeously prismatic collection of 9 songs, is titled Deus Sex Machina: or, Moving Slowly Beyond Nikola Tesla. After two albums, it’s the first time the band has experimented with electronics, nestling machine-made droplets and hums, turns and whirs, amongst their visceral melodies. It’s also an album that reconciles with the struggles of our now, a response to the sociopolitical and technological climate. And like all things Sons do, it’s an all-encompassing response - a record for every person who feels unseen, unidentified, ill at ease in the current political climate who seeks them out as a salve. Their inherent inclusivity, vulnerability, and expression makes them more than three parts creating a whole; these things make the band and their expansive new record a resonant, emotional movement
Andrew Austin
Andrew Austin might be the most listened to musician in Canada you've never heard of. But that's all about to change.

The Toronto-by-way-of-Sarnia, singer-songwriter's work has been featured on television shows, in films and in commercials but it's the personal tales on his debut full length album While It's Still Light Out that stand to gain Austin the most notice. Threading a line between Paul Simon's understated folk and Patrick Watson's soaring adventures, there's a magnetic feeling of urgency to the 12 songs on 'While It's Still Light Out'. Andrew's songs tell sweet stories of love, life and unrealized potential interspersed with the idea of not leaving things undone or unsaid.
Venue Information:
The Horseshoe Tavern
370 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON, M5V 2A2
http://www.horseshoetavern.com/