Not content to let Skrillex go unchallenged for the title of “Music Alias with the most soft ‘s’ sounds,” Sufjan Stevens, Son Lux, and Serengeti teamed up to form s / s / s , an indie-rock supergroup whose debut EP Beak & Claw is now streaming below.
Every member gives this project their all, and it shows. Chicago rapper’s Serengeti’s hyper-prolificacy has paid off; he effortlessly alternates between abstract imagery and hood-repping braggadocio. Son Lux’s melodies sound like the hesitant compositions of a computer that’s just gained sentience and a cracked version of Logic 7, but Illinoise fans don’t have to worry: Sufjan’s fingerprints are all over this.
Stream it below, but don’t be alarmed when you click on a song and the player says “Laden...” They’re not summoning the dead Al Qaeda leader. That’s probably just Swedish for “Loading.” Seal Team Six got him. It’s over.