The three ‘esses’ join forces again to release an anti-hero full-length album that promises head shacking beats and “mad ideas”
If you heard of this trio in the past it was probably under the name s / s / s – when they released their EP Break & Claw in 2012 – until it “started to sound like the Nazi Schutzstaffel with a lisp so we had to change it.” Sufjan Stevens commented on the band’s name during his intwerview with Pitchfork,
We wanted a word with three S’s and Sisyphus felt like a capable anti-hero—endless struggle, the human plague, the existential condition. We are all working towards nothing.
The trio encompassed by rapper Serengeti, beat-maker Son Lux and quoted solo artist Susjan Stevens announced that March 18 is the date for Sysiphus Self-titled album release. Go to the end of this article to hear the opening track “Calm It Down”.
Initially intended to be an EP, the full-lenght comes from a three week immersion on which the music ideas were just too much to compress on an EP, thus the expansion. Commissioned by the Walker Art Center and the Saint Pail Chamber Orchestra’s Liquid Musics series, the record features 11 tracks (listed below) which will accompany the exhibition of visual artist Jim Hodges which opens at the Walker on February 14 and runs until May 11.
01. Calm It Down
02. Take Me
03. Booty Call
04. Rhythm of Devotion
05. Flying Ace
06. My Oh My
07. I Won’t Be Afraid
08. Lion’s Share
09. Dishes in the Sink
10. Hardly Hanging On