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Freedom Hawk “Holding On” Now Available on Wax

Well well well. What do we have here? Freedom Hawk’s Holding On is now available on wax in your choice of 3 different colors. The wax is available right now through Small Stone Records web shop.

LP – 180 Gram – limited to 500
limited to 150 Black, 175 Aqua Blue, and 175 Opaque Red

Side 1:
HER ADDICTION 3:59 (more…)

Top 20 of 2011 – Jake’s Picks

Shortly after I wrote last year’s Top 20 list, I knew it was going to be interesting to write this year’s. I’ll be honest, I didn’t hold out much hope for 2011 after the year that 2010 was. There were several huge releases in ’10 that I figured would put it on top for, at least, a few years. Sure, there were a few heavily anticipated releases I knew were coming in ’11 like Graveyard‘s Hisingen Blues, but that still paled in comparison. It wasn’t until this year started to go along that it was clear that 2011 was just as good, if not better, than 2010. This was helped along by several amazing hidden gems that were discovered throughout the year. I must have had fun discovering and enjoying all of this music because 2011 flew by faster than any year in recent memory.

In comparing last year to this year, I did find something curious. Last year, Bill and I shared similar lists with 10 matching entries with several of those in nearly identical placements on our lists. This year, things are a bit different. I only count 7 matches, and only 2 with a similar position. Consider the additional albums on this list an early Christmas gift from the cosmos.

As always, the creating of these lists are extremely hard, and I hate to leave some very deserving bands off of a list like this. Unfortunately, I can’t include every amazing album on this list. This year’s list has been worked on all year. I’ve meticulously arranged albums as I’ve listened to them throughout this year, continually going back to adjust their standings. Some bands have moved up, some have moved down, and some have flew to the top, seemingly out of nowhere. (more…)

Top 20 of 2011 – Bill’s Picks

Well it’s that time of year again. Time to name my favorite albums of 2011. 2011 brought us a lot of good stuff by a lot of great bands. 2011 also brought on a lot of surprises from bands that were really unknown until their material was released or well afterwards. Bandcamp played a huge role in music discovery for me. It turned out hundreds of great albums not only released in 2011 but in years past as well. This list, my favorites as well as honorable mentions, is no way a complete list of what was released this year. There is just to much out there that I don’t either have time to get to, never heard of or won’t discover until well after this year is completely over. I know there’s going to be a few surprises. Let it be known that I listened to a LOT of new albums this year and picking my top 20 out of the hundreds was very hard to do.

20. The Sade – Damned Love – (review) I really didn’t know what to expect when this one came across my desk but I needed to check it out. And check it out I did. I was pretty damn impressed that I listened to the album at least 10 times in a row. In my review I stated “The majority of the album is all alchchol fueled hard rock. Throughout my listening of the album I couldn’t help but think that this is what Social Distortion may sound like if they were more rooted in 70′s hard rock as opposed to their punk roots.” Granted it’s been a few months since I’ve listened to it, it still has a strong spot in my top 20.



Small Stone SXSW 2012 Line Up

Small Stone Records just updated their Facebook status with the following message for SXSW 2012. Here it is:

So, after lot’s of emails and other nonesense, we are please to announce the Official Small Stone Showcase at SXSW 2012.

Date: Friday March,16th
Venue: Head Hunters (Outside Back Patio):
Tentative Line Up:

1am: Tia Carrera
12mid: Dixie Witch
11pm: Lo-Pan (more…)

Small Stone Records Showcase – Chicago Edition This Saturday


This Saturday, October 1st, 2011 Small Stone Records is having their 2nd showcase this time in Chicago at the famed Double Door venue.

Tickets for the Small Stone Showcase In Chicago are now available here:
Date: Saturday, October 1, 2011

Venue: Double Door

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (this might get bumped up by 30 minutes)

Line Up: Sasquatch, Suplecs, Lo-Pan, Gozu, Freedom Hawk, Backwoods Payback

Price: $10.00 (6 of our finest for ten bucks, what a fucking deal!)

Small Stone Philly Showcase 1 Week Away

One week from today Small Stone Records will be having their first of two showcases highlighting some of the labels bands. The first showcase is in Phillidelphia. It’ll be a two night showcase kicking off on Friday September 23rd, 2011. The showcase will be at The M Room located at 15 West Girard.

The lineup is as following:

Friday September 23rd

  • Suplecs
  • Backwoods Payback
  • Lo-Pan
  • Freedom Hawk
  • Infernal Overdrive (more…)

Small Stone Showcase Updates

Small Stone Records have given another update via Facebook about both the Chicago and Philly shows.

We have a quick update for our showcase event at the Double Door on Saturday October 1st. The Chicago Line Up is now (in alphabetical order):

Backwoods Payback
Freedom Hawk
House Of Broken Promises

And, HOBP will be on one of the two Philly nights as well.

So there you go!