Step Up features Anthony Meade (trombone, vocals, production), eZel (vocals, production, bass), Karolina Lux (trumpet, vocals), Bevin Victoria (vocals), and Jon VanCura (tenor and baritone sax). The EP contains two covers: one an upbeat, vintage romp of Beyonce’s Partition, and the other a sexy, dance-worthy rendition of the traditional John The Revelator.
Of course there are also original songs on the album: the title track, Step Up, a mid-tempo ghetto-swing track with tight Andrews Sisters style vocals, and The Messenger, an instrumental groove with hard-hitting horn lines. The fifth song, Midnight in Hollywood, is a reinvention of a dark Tom Waits-like tune written by another of eZel’s bands, Uncle Nancy and the Family Jewels, based out of Eugene.
Sepiatonic – Step Up
Sepiatonic – Partition
Sepiatonic – The Messenger
Sepiatonic – Midnight in Hollywood
Sepiatonic – John the Revelator