Sons Of Levin
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Sons Of Levin

Boston, Massachusetts, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2018 | SELF

Boston, Massachusetts, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2018
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"Black Rock: Live and Local Podcast"

New bi-coastal band Sons of Levin, led by brothers Dylan and Connor, talks about their new record and the struggles of creating a new project. - Spotify

"Fairfield natives Connor and Dylan Levinson perform EP release show at FTC"

A band of brothers — literally — Sons of Levin was founded by Fairfield natives Connor and Dylan Levinson, and they’ll be performing at Fairfield Theatre Company’s StageOne on Friday, June 21.

Inspired by The Band, Phish, Grateful Dead and other classic rock mainstays, SOL offers their sound as an homage to previous great acts while delivering their own take on the modern jam/rock scene, according to a news release. Dylan is the lead singer and Connor plays electric guitar.

They’re premiering their first EP, produced by Fairfield resident Ian Mchugh (The Bomb Squad, Javier Colon), engineered by Fairfield’s own Grammy-winning engineer Brendan Muldowney, and featuring Deep Banana Blackout’s Cyrus Madan.

SOL will follow its FTC show with a Northeast tour in the summer and West Coast tour in the fall.

Morning Bird opens the show. - CT Post

"Sons Of Levin - 'Going Down the Road Feeling Bad'"

Sons of Levin are a modern jam rock band founded by brothers, Dylan and Connor Levinson. They draw their inspiration from bands such as The Band, Phish, and Grateful Dead. They are known for delivering a riveting live performance in the modern jam/rock scene. Off their latest EP, Six Foot Seven Blues, the cover “Going Down The Road Feeling Bad” is a great way to get acquainted with Sons of Levin's top-tier talent.

“Going Down the Road Feeling Bad”, also known as “Lonesome Road Blues”, is an American traditional song that has been covered by many great artists including the Grateful Dead, Woodie Guthrie, and Earl Scruggs. Sons of Levin offer up their interpretation which will have you on your feet, going down the road with them until the very last note.

Musicians on the track include: Dylan Levinson - Lead Vocals; Connor Levinson – Guitar; William Santana - Bass Guitar; Marc Polit – Drums; and Cyrus Madan – Keyboards. It was produced by Ian and engineered by Brendan Muldowney.

Sons of Levin start “Going Down the Road Feeling Bad” with its standard 12-bar blues intro. Immediately, the 8 bar guitar riff presents a very crisp rock edge while the drums and bass fit nicely into the syncopated pocket( with plenty of juice on the bass). The energy created is hot off the pavement. The band gels well together yielding an improvised sound that let’s loose, but it the same time is tight and in-the-pocket.

It’s always a sign of true musicianship when a jam band knows how to give their vocalist space to shine and they do. This is a band who puts art before ego and everyone shines. Lead Singer, Dylan Levinson, enters with a blues-rock swagger vocal-melisma reminiscent of Robert Plant before he commences the first verse. Throughout, Dylan presents a clear vocal tone with great artistic articulation and expression, as well as a certain confidence that is heard perfectly in the mix. “I’m going down the road feeling bad, don’t wanna be treated this way.”

As the verses commence, the bands settles into a nice groove, never letting go of the undertow of energy running through the veins of the song. Instrumental interludes between verses showcase the bands masterly craftsmanship. Keyboards take center stage with smooth fingering and a classic rock vibe that adds an excellent change-up to the texture. Next up, tasteful guitar solos showcase rhythmic tapestries with engaging guitar work. Switching to a guitar-muted groove, the song is a great mix of classic rock and blues.

Sons of Levin's rendition of “Going Down the Road Feeling Bad” is alive with enough energy, vocal swagger, musicianship, groove and feel-good-vibes to drive past the "feeling bad" part straight to the feeling really good part; you will either sing-along, dance along, or enjoy the sound as if you are at a live concert in your own living room. - Indie Spoonful

"Discover This: Sons Of Levin"

Harnessing the delicious vibes of classic rock of times gone by, Sons of Levin have made an impressive entrance onto the US rock scene. Initially formed by Boston-based brothers Dylan and Connor Levinson – hence Sons of Levin, see what they did there? – the band is completed by members from San Diego and Florida.

We took a listen to Rain from the band’s eponymous debut EP, which was released at the end of last month. It opens up with guitar chords and organ sounds over driving drums, which drop into a funky, laid-back opening verse “Take a look at my lover, She’s heading on down the line, Blink and you might miss her, Her sister’s looking mighty fine.” It builds up to a big singalong chorus “Rain, rain, rain don’t you come my way.”

The track intensifies after the second chorus with a fun diving riff intersecting vocals, then building up to more repeats of the chorus vocals and a big rocky ending. Check it out below:

Their EP is packed with cracking hard rock tracks, including the funky, blues-rock sounding Six Foot Seven Blues. We had a chat with Dylan to find out a bit more about the band’s origins and what inspires their hard rock sound. Read on below…


GR: Who are Sons Of Levin?

DL: “Sons Of Levin was formed by my brother and I, Dylan and Connor Levinson, in the summer of 2017 in Boston, MA. We quickly got to work on writing songs for an EP and finding other band members. Through our manager, we were introduced to a bassist, William Santana, and drummer, Marc Polit, who live in San Diego, CA.

“We flew them out to the East Coast to record the EP, and everything came together really quickly. We had the chance to perform our first live show in Florida, at the end of 2017, and that’s where we added our keyboard player Jesse Mattison. Since then, we just wrapped up our first tour of the East Coast. We had the pleasure of playing NJ, NYC, Philadelphia, VT, CT and of course, Boston.

“It’s a bit of an unorthodox band, nearly half of us are on the West Coast, but we make it work. It especially helps that technology nowadays lets you send song ideas instantly and you can literally work on songs from one side of the country to the other. Performing live is a little challenging, but we use Marc and William whenever possible. The Boston music scene is great, and we have wonderful friends and musicians who fill in occasionally.”

GR: You just released Rain. What should people be expecting from the song?

DL: “Rain was a fun song to write. We were in the pre-production phase and so were going through our song ideas with our producer, Ian McHugh. We had this song, but it wasn’t quite strong enough, so Ian stepped in and helped us sort it out. It’s fun to bring someone into the writing process who hasn’t heard the song before, they usually bring some fresh ideas into the mix.

“My favourite part was writing the lyrics because it felt like we were all on the same page of what we wanted to say and how we wanted to say it. Lyrics are hard, man. So, making it a group activity really helped the song grow. I think people can expect some classic 90s rock sounds, a catchy chorus and some nice lyrics from Rain.”

GR: How would you describe your sound to people that haven’t listened to you yet?

DL: “Our sound is deeply informed by classic rock. It’s also got a jam band vibe to it, my brother and I listen to a lot of Phish.”

GR: What influences you to write music? Any key themes or topics that you write about?

DL: “I think it’s really important to be honest when writing music. I try to draw on events, feelings, people from my life when writing. Some days you can’t help but write some music. It’s just an impulse I think we all have inside of us, that we have to let out.

“We do have some fun with it every once in a while. We have a fictional song called Six Foot Seven Blues about a very short man who falls in love with a very tall woman. We’re thinking of making it into a music video one day.”

GR: Which bands/musicians are/have been your strongest musical influences?

DL: “My brother and I love the classic rock bands, you’ll definitely hear that on the EP. Lately, I’ve been listening to a lot of great modern bands. Guys like King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard are awesome. Crumb is sick. I was obsessed with Vampire Weekend’s new album. I listen to Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West and J. Cole albums pretty regularly. All those guys, they make you want to make music.”

GR: What have you got coming up through the rest of 2019?

DL: “We’re gonna start recording our second EP this fall, and hopefully release that in early 2020. We have some gigs coming up in late July and early August, and we’re planning a West Coast tour in the fall/winter. If you want to keep up to date make sure to follow our Bandsintown page or subscribe to our email list on our website”

You can follow Sons of Levin on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and check out their music on Spotify. - Gig Radar

"Sons of Levin release new single 'Rain'"

Brothers Dylan and Connor Levinson make up Sons of Levin. While they are honing their own sound, they are influenced by artists The Band, Phish and Grateful Dead. Their latest single ‘Rain’ has just been released off their self titled EP. I was drawn to the song due to the catchy music and the amazing vocals. They are vocals that are full of emotion and expression. I also love the song’s tune that has been stuck on my head for a few days now. ‘Rain; explores the good and bad aspects of a relationships. Check out this bluesy anthem here. - Music Injection


Sons Of Levin EP - June 2019
1- Corrine
2- Six Foot Seven Blues
3- Cut The Noose
4- You Won't Know
5- Rain
6- Going Down The Road 

Hard To Believe - July 2020

1 - Hard To Believe

Open Road - June 2021

1 - Open Road

Blue/To The Ground - November 2021

1 - Blue

2 - To The Ground

Leo's Song - February 2022

1 - Leo's Song



Sons Of Levin is on a mission to bring dad-rock to the masses. They get you off the pickle ball court and onto the dance floor with David Gilmour-esque guitar, funkified dueling keys, a rhythm section that will make you groove, and dynamic vocals. Did the world ask for another jam band? No. Are we gonna give em one? You bet your sweet bippy.

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