The music video gives a voice to the homeless and shelter helpers who the band met while working with SuperFood Drive (a Californian non-profit) delivering food donations to food banks during their last US tour. During this tour, in support of their CD Small Fires (released February 2013), the band encouraged fans to attend their shows with non-perishable foods which they then delivered to the local food banks the day after each show. The impetus to get involved with issues surrounding homelessness is explained by Shannon Koehler (lead vocalist and drummer): "Every morning I walked out of the same subway station in downtown San Francisco seeing folks who had slept on the sidewalk all night, and I'd pass by them without batting an eye. The day I realized how easy it was to walk by when someone was just trying to say hello, I felt sick." Speaking of the process in creating the music video, Koehler continues, "When someone tells you they know what it's like to be chased off by police at night and then sings about it in a song you wrote, it's impossible not to tear up. ... It is a great honor to share the voices of the musicians we met at shelters on tour."
As a result of the band's experiences on the road and in filming the video, they launched Goodnight Moon Project. It's mission is to tackle homelessness through awareness and, as Koehler says, "Men, women; young, old; these are the faces and voices of folks you can help by giving your time and gifts to local shelters and food banks."
APRIL 2013: Carrie Rodriguez Featured On Google Play's April Antenna Playlist, Plus The Stone Foxes On Google Play's Free Song Of The Day
Carrie Rodriguez's song "I Cry For Love", taken from her current album Give Me All You Got, is featured on Google Play's Antenna playlist for April. The playlist is a monthly offering of free tracks from new and up-and-coming artists. Carrie, one of just twelve artists chosen for this month's list, is described by Google Play as "a Texas fiddler with a mean pop streak." The full track, "I Cry For Love", is also available as a free download on Google Play while Carrie's album is available for purchase via their online shop. See here for more information and to download "I Cry For Love" for free.
In related news, The Stone Foxes' song "Everybody Knows" was selected as Google Play's Free Song Of The Day on April 2. The song, taken from their latest CD Small Fires, is still available as a free download at TheStoneFoxes.com.
Carrie and The Stone Foxes are each currently on the road in support of their respective new albums. To catch them live, see Tour Dates >>
MARCH 2013: The Stone Foxes Tour News, Video Premieres And Raves For Small Fires
The Stone Foxes have kicked off their nationwide tour with shows on the West Coast in support of their latest CD, Small Fires, released on February 12, 2013. The band's San Diego show on March 6 saw them team up with Super Food Drive and The San Diego Rescue Mission to host a food drive entitled Healthy Hunger Relief. Healthy Hunger Relief aims to inform food donors and recipients of "the health benefits of eating nutrient-dense SuperFoods ...[while ensuring] the accessibility of healthy food to all people, especially those in need." The Stone Foxes' Shannon Koehler (drums, harp, vocals) spelled out the band's goal for the event in saying, "We believe healthy people reflect a healthy community and you can't have either if you don't start with the basics. We want our show in San Diego to be an opportunity to collect high quality foods that we can deliver to those that need it most." For more information on the organizations involved, please visit superfooddrive.org/stone-foxes.
The Stone Foxes' tour will continue in Austin, TX where the band will perform at SXSW. The tour will then head to the East Coast for a run of dates before crossing the Mid-West in April.
The Stone Foxes have garnered great reviews for Small Fires, their third studio album and follow up to 2010's Bears & Bulls. No Depression's stated,"The strong ten song album mixes the raw energy from their live shows that helped the band build a strong following, with sophisticated production and hook filled songwriting which draws in the listener with its more velvet hammer approach." Absolute Punk raved that "the album is only seven minutes in and already they've blown away their contemporaries. Aside from The Black Keys and Gary Clark Jr. can you name another garage-blues outfit with this much attitude?" Twangville, in their January Playlist feature proclaimed " ...put this band down on your list of bands to see live. Their energy is intense." Small Fires also scored as one of the New York Daily News' top 10 picks in music for the week of February 24, 2013.
NOVEMBER 2012: The Stone Foxes Unveil Brand New Single From Their Upcoming Record, Small Fires, February 12, 2013
The Stone Foxes have made "Everybody Knows" available for free download on thestonefoxes.com. The brand new track is the single from their upcoming record, Small Fires, set for release on February 12, 2013 via INgrooves Fontana. Recorded earlier this year with Doug Boehm (Girls, The Vines, Dr. Dog) taking the helm as producer, engineer and mixer, Small Fires is the third release from the San Francisco Bay Area-based band. The new project marks the band's coming into their own with drummer Shannon Koehler stating that "we finally made the record we set out to make. The sound feels like us. We said what was on our minds..." Small Fires follows the band's sophomore album, Bears & Bulls, which USA Today described as "a ripping jam...irresistible" and prompted Relix Magainzine to name the band a "#1 Artist On the Verge".
The Stone Foxes recent headlining debut at the historic Great American Music Hall in San Francisco was an advance sellout and bodes very well for their upcoming national tour this winter.
JULY 2012: The Stone Foxes Featured On KFOG's Local Scene 9 CD, Supporting Music In Schools Today
The Stone Foxes have donated a new track called "Everybody Knows" for the Bay Area's KFOG compilation CD KFOG Local Scene 9. Sales of the CD will go towards supporting Music In Schools Today (MUST), a non-profit organization serving public schools grades K through 12 in the San Francisco Bay Area. Music In Schools Today, "advocates for, supports and develops integrated, accessible, sustainable and measurable music-in-education programs that improve student achievement". To learn more about MUST and the community-based programs they run, visit their website at mustcreate.org.
JULY 2011: The Stone Foxes Release 2 New Songs, Invite Fans To Be Part Of Their New Video, Plus Concert For Relix Magazine Online
The Stone Foxes recently released two new songs, "Psycho" and "Serious People," now available for free download here, with a 7" vinyl release to follow in August/September. The band is also asking fans to be part of the video for "Psycho." Record video of yourself singing, dancing, or doing whatever you want to do to the song and submit it to The Stone Foxes. For more details, please click here.
While The Stone Foxes were in New York City, they stopped by the Relix Magazine offices and performed "Stomp," which was captured on video. Check it out here. They were in town while on the road playing shows with Los Lonely Boys.
Catch The Stone Foxes perform live on stage, including a series of August dates with George Thorogood & the Destroyers and a home town show at the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Please see Tour Dates >>
Also, Major League Soccer's San Jose Earthquakes used their song "Young Man" in their recent promo video, check it out here. And while The Stone Foxes were down at SXSW, BAMM.tv recorded their show closing all-out-throw-down of "Mr. Hangman" - watch it here. Don't miss The Foxes' Aaron Mort rafter-scaling, followed by him playing bass from his new perch to close out the song.
Written and first recorded by Slim Harpo, "I'm A King Bee" was released in 1957 as the B-side to his debut single, "I Got Love if You Want It," but went on to become better known than the A-side. The song has since been covered by numerous artists, including the Rolling Stones (on their 1964 debut album); the Grateful Dead; The Doors; Muddy Waters (a Rosebud artist until his passing); and in 1976 John Belushi famously played the song on an episode of Saturday Night Live while dressed in a bee costume. In 2008, Slim Harpo's "I'm a King Bee" was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame.
The Stone Foxes recently played the Mesa Amphitheatre in Arizona with The Black Keys and Cage The Elephant and they'll be performing at many Summer festivals, including Wakarusa in Ozark, AR and Outside Lands in San Francisco, CA. Check them out live on stage, please see Tour Dates >>
DECEMBER 2010: The Stone Foxes Named #1 Artist On The Verge by Relix Plus Song Included on Tap Tap Revenge 4
Relix magazine has named The Stone Foxes their #1 artist "On The Verge" in their January/February 2011 issue which hits newsstands on January 3. Relix says "channeling Southern rock, traditional blues and Jimmy Page guitar heroics, The Stone Foxes disguises Californian roots behind a dense layer of rugged riffs and elusive tales...". The Stone Foxes, "Stomp", from their Bears and Bulls CD is being featured in the music gaming app Tap Tap Revenge 4 alongside songs by My Chemical Romance, Linkin Park, Metallica and more. Tap Tap Revenge is the longest-running, most-downloaded music gaming app of all time and the new version is currently the #1 app on iTunes. For a free game download, please click here.
The Stone Foxes will be on tour throughout 2011 with early highlights including an appearance at San Francisco's Noise Pop Festival on February 24 and supporting The Black Keys in Phoenix on April 14 - - please see Tour Dates >>
The Rosebud Agency is proud to welcome The Stone Foxes for exclusive worldwide booking representation. Influenced by some of the great artists of the late 60s and early 70s like The Band, Bob Dylan, and Led Zeppelin, The Stone Foxes are blending a new style of blues-rock that stands on its own. NPR says "The Stone Foxes have an energetic style that's rooted in swampy, foot-stomping blues-rock. Their freshly released sophomore album, Bears and Bulls, tackles ambitious arrangements with diverse moods ranging from acoustic twang to thunderous electric-guitar riffs" and USA Today says "Mr. Hangman" (track from the new CD) is a "ripping jam, irresistible". Catch The Stone Foxes on a Western tour of the US this Fall including a performance on September 5 at Jazz Aspen - see tour dates.