Son Lux Drummer Ian Chang Shares the Latest Dizzying Single From His Solo Debut

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Photo KASUMI CHOW

As he’s already hinted during sessions and shows with Son Lux, Landlady, and Matthew Dear, Ian Chang isn’t the least bit interested in being just another drummer. His playing is kinda inhuman, actually, blurring the lines between electronic, prog, jazz, and pop music with his sample banks and beats.

Case in point: today’s lead #selftitledpremiere, which is taken from next Friday’s Spiritual Leader EP and described by the artist in question as follows….

The initial seed for “Inhaler” was planted when we did a sampling session with Kristin Slipp (Cuddle Magic, Mmeadows) doing wild and wonderful things with her voice. Those sounds provided the core sonic identity for the song—an ode to my trusty muted blue inhaler, which kept my asthma under control on the playground and in P.E.

Ian Chang tour dates:
9/27 Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right
9/30 Fargo, ND – The Aquarium *
10/2 Denver, CO – Hi-Dive Denver *
10/5 Spokane, WA – The Observatory *
10/7 Seattle, WA – The Vera Project *
10/8 Portland, OR – Bunk Bar *
10/10 San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop *
10/11 Los Angeles, CA – Zebulon Café Concert *
10/19 Santa Fe, NM – Second Street Brewery *
10/21 Minneapolis, MN – Walker Art Center
10/22 Austin, TX – Mohawk Austin *
10/23 Denton, TX – Lone Star Taps & Caps *
10/25 St. Louis, MO – Foam *
10/26 Davenport, IA – Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel *
10/30 Louisville, KY – Zanzabar *
11/1 Cincinnati, OH – MOTR *

* with Landlady