THE STONE FOXES / HEY! IS FOR HORSES / FLANNEL MATH ANIMAL / BUFFALO JONES


The Stone Foxes - from the Inlander - "Not every band playing in its 10th year together and about to release its fourth album can claim to be just hitting its stride, but that’s certainly the feeling one gets listening to the Stone Foxes’ Twelve Spells. The Bay Area band’s newest set, slated for an August release, manages to capture much of their live energy — no easy task for a crew known for jumping into the audience on a whim and leading fans through raucous shout-along anthems drenched in blues riffs and some epic rock bombast. The band has opened for the likes of the Black Keys, Cage the Elephant and ZZ Top, but soon enough young bands will proudly be bragging about sharing a stage with these instrument-swapping roots-rockers

— Dan Nailen