San Francisco-based band The Stone Foxes released a new song, entitled “It Aint Nothin’”, as the third song in their “FoxesFirstFridays” singles series.
What is the “FoxesFirstFridays” series?
Instead of following the traditional release pattern for an album release, The Stone Foxes are blazing new trails. Ahead of Twelve Spells, their fourth album, the band is releasing a new song on the first Friday of every month for the next year. And, at the end of the year, they have plans to compile all of the songs with photos, live recordings, alternative mixes, and artwork into a unique package for Twelve Spells. This unique collection is now available for pre-order via the band’s official website.
This year in support of their singles series, The Stone Foxes have toured with Gov’t Mule and Social Distortion, and performed at CMJ. Most recently they took part in a series of residencies in Los Angeles at the Bootleg and San Francisco’s Chapel. The band used their residency shows to bring awareness about hunger and homelessness. In Los Angeles, they partnered with Union Rescue Mission, and in San Francisco, the band teamed up with Episcopal Community Services to collect canned goods and socks for those in need. And, they took time to explain what each organization does within the local community.
The Stone Foxes are passionate about getting the word out about hunger and homelessness, and have designed a website that curates information about the initiatives they are working with across the U.S. Visit the Goodnight Moon Project for more information.
“It Ain’t Nothin’” premiered on LastFM. The sonically layered song started off as a heavy riff composed by the Koehler brothers – Spence and Shannon. While the Koehlers’ and the rest of The Stone Foxes had figured out what they wanted musically, according to a press release, they needed some assistance on the lyrics.
After Shannon and Stone Foxes’ bassist/vocalist Vince Dewald worked out the initial concept of the lyrics – a conversation between friends, with the aggressor pressing his more timid friend to take a leap into out of an established comfort zone into the unknown – Shannon and Dewald struggled to make it fit into verses that made sense. So, they reached out to their good friend, Bhi Bhiman, and finished the song together. But, it required the band to take their own metaphorical lyrical leap, first.
“We never thought we would ever be caught dead singing the word “fly” in a chorus,” Shannon said in a press release. “But, it felt right singing it and playing it over the bumpy chorus line, I guess we all have to take that leap from time to time.”
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