Sometimes, you come to a standstill. The whiskey shot is dull, the conversation is bland, and the DJ’s set blurs into the background of hipster trashdom. Stone Cold Fox’s new single, “Contagion,” links to that plateau in which we all feel at one point; but recognizing it is just as signiﬁcant.
You may remember Brooklyn bred Stone Cold Fox from the interview we did with them in January. Born and bred into the SUNY Purchase music scene in 2013 with their breakout single and music video – and a stellar collaborative effort from a multitude of classmates – “Seventeen” reached the blogosphere with a graceful entrance into post-modern fuzz pop rock that most kids who formed a band in college would most deﬁnitely never be able to top.
After years of touring, an LP, and a new entrance into a more conﬁdent, steadfast and true chapter of Stone Cold Fox years, the band introduces their new single, “Contagion” as a lyrically solid, rhythmic bid adieu to their college partying days. “You can walk this way, It’s just a feeling / You can talk this way / but where’s the meaning? / know it all / I see it all / white light.” And so, you feel the plateau. And you walk home in the rain from that terrible DJ set and vape until you ﬁnd the answer.
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In their new nonchalant, iridescent triumph of a single, “Contagion” links sonically to a non-existent world – in which a British rock pop melting pot of Velvet Underground, The Beatles, and The Kooks all coexisted. (We wish that “The O.C. Soundtrack Vol. 7” existed because they would obviously be on it). It’s a promising time for the new age rock wave band that is Stone Cold Fox. We welcome them into a conﬁdent, handsome sound that represents the essence of an enduring, hard working group of men.
Catch them at Webster Hall Oct. 13th + CMJ on Oct. 16th 12 a.m. @ The Wick at 260 Meserole St
Article: Hillary Barleaux