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Sons of An Illustrious Father Share Video for Cover of The Pussycat Dolls’ “Don’t Cha”

Band Features Ezra Miller and are on Tour Now

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Sons of An Illustrious Father are a trio comprised of Josh Aubin, Lilah Larson, and acclaimed actor Ezra Miller. Now they have shared a new cover of The Pussycat Dolls’ 2005 pop hit “Don’t Cha” via a video for the track. Rafe Scobey-Thal directed the clip, which features the band dancing to the song in a hangar of some sort, aided by backing dancers. Watch the video below, followed by the band’s upcoming tour dates, including some shows opening for Priests.

Larson had this to say about the song in a press release: “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.”

Sons of An Illustrious Father self-released their last album, Deus Sex Machina: Or, Moving Slowly Beyond Nikola Tesla, back in June 2018. In April they shared a new song, simply titled “Sons of An Illustrious Father,” that featured string arrangements from Murray A. Lightburn, frontman of Montréal’s The Dears.

Miller played Barry Allen (aka The Flash) in 2017’s Justice League movie (as well as more briefly in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad). Miller also starred in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, We Need to Talk About Kevin, and The Perks of Being a Wallflower. But Sons of An Illustrious Father is no casual side-project for Miller, he’s known Larson since high school and the band has been active for several years.

A previous press release described the band as such: “Sons of An Illustrious Father were born from an inherent need to represent Otherness within personal identity, continuing the astounding lineage of punk rock icons before them who pushed the boundaries of popular culture via explorations of gender definition and sexual fluidity. Theirs is a sound that leans back towards the outsiderdom and recklessness in music that paved the way for the likes of David Bowie, Iggy Pop, X-Ray Spex, Bikini Kill, and so many more.”

Read our 2018 interview with Sons of An Illustrious Father.

Sons of An Illustrious Father Tour Dates:
5/15/19 - Madrid, Spain @ Moby Dick
5/16/19 - Barcelona, Spain @ Sala Nau
5/20/19 - Glasgow, UK @ King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
5/21/19 - London, UK @ Village Underground
5/24/19 - Manchester, UK @ Dot to Dot Festival
5/25/19 - Bristol, UK @ Dot to Dot Festival
5/26/19 - Nottingham, UK @ Dot to Dot Festival
5/28/19 - Brussels, Belgium @ AB Club
5/29/19 - Paris, France @ Bellevilloise
5/31/19 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Bitterzoet
6/2/19 - Berlin, Germany @ Bi Nuu
6/3/19 - Cologne, Germany @ Luxor
6/5/19 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Pumpehuset
6/7/19 - Oslo, Norway @ Parkteateret
6/9/19 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Nalen Klubb
6/15/19 - Mexico City, MX @ Bajo Circuito
6/20/19 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall +
6/21/19 - Austin, TX @ Barracuda +
6/22/19 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada +
6/24/19 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sister +
6/25/19 - Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar +
6/26/19 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar +
6/27/19 - Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom +
6/29/19 - Oakland, CA @ Starline Social Club +
7/01/19 - Portland, OR @ Polaris +
7/02/19 - Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret +
7/03/19 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos +
7/21/19 - Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
7/22/19 - Washington, DC @ DC9
7/23/19 - Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
7/25/19 - Boston, MA @ Great Scott
7/26/19 - Montreal, QC @ Casa Del Popolo
7/27/19 - Toronto, ON @ Garrison

+ - with Priests

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