San Francisco blues rockers The Stone Foxes have spent the last eight months debuting a new single every four weeks as part of their First Friday series. At the end of the 12-month cycle, all the songs will be compiled and released as the band’s fourth full-length, appropriately titled Twelve Spells. Today, they share track number nine with “Eye For Love”.
Written by bassist/guitarist Vince Dewald, the track runs along the rise and fall of Elliot Peltzman’s work on the keys. Dewald and Ben Andrews double team the guitars to deliver the band’s trademark barroom-blues sound, accented by Brian Bakalian’s sharp moves on the drums.. Impassioned lyrics about the strength that comes from looking deeper than first glances (“An eye for love make you climb the walls/ and things will never be the same”) are delivered by Shannon Koehler with the same spitting ferocity that makes their live shows such a distinct joy.
“I believe that when you see through the onslaught of prescribed fears in our society, you will see love” Dewald says of the song. “‘Eye For Love’ is about two people developing this keen eye for life. Together they dive into this way of seeing and the question become, ‘What are you looking for?’ Eye For Love fiercely and unforgivingly says you can see it all with an eye for love.” Take a look below.
All of the artwork for the First Friday singles features different DIY super heroes inspired by the band and their fans and designed by SF artist Giuliana Pinto. The “Eye For Love” cover, above, features the mysterious Owl Man. All the singles will be brought together on Twelve Spells for an August 7th release. Pre-orders are going on now, and include First Edition copies featuring live versions, remixes, bonus tracks, and a tour scrap book.
Speaking of tours, find The Stone Foxes’ full itineray below. Also, check out the band’s Off the Avenue session, which included album track “Cold Like a Killer” and a cover of “Natural Woman”.
The Stone Foxes 2015 Tour Dates:
05/09 – Merced, CA @ Gateway Music Festival
05/16 – Vista, CA @ North County Music Festival
05/23 – Topanga, CA @ Topanga Days Country Fair
05/28 – American Canyon, CA @ Jamieson Ranch Vineyards
06/06 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
06/20 – Folsom, CA @ Folsom Rhthm & Brews
06/23 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Loading Dock
06/24 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater
06/25 – Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater
06/26 – Bellvue, CO @Mishawaka Amphitheatre
06/27 – Rapid City, SD @ Rapid City Square
06/30 – Missoula, MT @ Pub Station
07/01 – Spokane, WA @ Big Dipper
07/02 – Everett, WA @ The Cannery
07/03 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
07/04 – Kent, WA @ Lake Meridian Park
07/05 – Portland, OR @ Safeway Waterfront Blues Fest
07/07 – Roseburg, ORG @ Music on the Half Shell
07/08 – Arcata, CA @ Humboldt Brews
07/09 – Redding, CA @ Vintage Wine Bar & Restaurant
07/10 – Chico, CA @ Lost on Main
07/11 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ Seven Sisters Beer & Music Fest
07/17 – Cloverdale, CA @ Cloverdale Downtown Plaza
08/15 – Davis, CA @ Bike & Brew Fest
08/18 – Olympic Valley, CA @ Village Plaza
09/13 – Huntsville, UT @ Blues, Brews & BBQ