Sons Of An Illustrious Father — the genre-queer trio comprised of Josh Aubin, Lilah Larson, and Ezra Miller — have released a unique cover & video of Pussycat Doll’s iconic single “Don’t Cha”.
This complete chopped and screwed rework of the original gives the track a whole new perspective. The cover sees the trio strip apart the 00s pop sound of the original, slowing the track down to an almost halt with sludge riddled guitar and bass accompanied by spacious drums. The song is also accompanied by a video directed by long-time collaborator Rafe Scobey-Thal and choreographed by Bobbie Jene Smith, the video premiered on AnOther Man and is available to watch HERE.
Speaking to AnOther Man on the song, Lilah Larson explains “The inspiration for this cover came when Ezra and I were dancing at a queer party in Nashville one night on tour. It was clearly the best thing happening in town that night and was therefore being infiltrated by ostensibly hetero couples, who were sort of uncomfortably ogling the frolicking queers—including us—in a way that belied their envy and lust. The original song came on and Ezra and I in a typical moment of psychic connection looked at each other and agreed that the track, sung from our perspective, would perfectly encapsulate this common experience.”
Following the recent release of their self-titled single last month, Sons are currently on tour around the globe, including shows opening for Priests in the U.S. this summer and a headline show at Village Underground next Tuesday 21st. This tour follows a sold out European run in December 2018 which saw the band play a very special London headline at Omeara.
Sons Of An Illustrious Father’s most recent album, Deus Sex Machina: Or, Moving Slowly Beyond Nikola Tesla, saw them garnering love from the likes of Entertainment Weekly, Billboard, NME, Nylon, Dazed, Vulture, Out Magazine, Flaunt, L’Officiel USA, Paper, Another Man, Clash, Under the Radar, Consequence of Sound, The Radical, Wonderland and The Village Voice in addition to being featured on NPR Music’s Austin 100 SXSW picks for 2018 and the WNYC More Perfect podcast’s collection “27: The Most Perfect Album” alongside Dolly Parton, Devendra Banhart, and more. They were also the first band to ever perform and participate in the political podcast Lovett Or Leave It.