STONE HORSES, the infectious new alternative rock band from Baltimore, MD has released its debut self-titled EP today via Broken World Records and is distributed by DSR / Kobalt. The first single “Reckless Ways” is at radio now. A video for the song can be viewed below!
The EP was produced and mixed by front-man/songwriter John Allen at his home studio over the course of several months.
STONE HORSES consists of John Allen (vocals), Teddy Merrill (guitar), Anthony Arambula (bass), and Jason Heiser (drums).
STONE HORSES self-titled debut EP is a perfect blend of the swampy blues of the South with a truly modern rock groove. The songs are powered by singer-songwriter John Allen’s dark melodies, huge choruses, and witty lyrics. Drawing on everything from the early blues pioneers to Jack White and Chris Cornell, STONE HORSES has crafted a sound that is undeniable and infectious. Songs like “Believe,” “Flirting With The Devil,” “Weiland,” and first single “Reckless Ways” cleverly capture the spirit of the band in a sonic package of raw emotion. “We just want to make music that is timeless” states Allen. “Writing songs about the human condition is what I like to do. Love, hate, struggle and triumph are themes I want to convey.”
From Baltimore, MD, STONE HORSES was founded in 2016 by 19 year-old guitarist Teddy Merrill and vocalist John Allen. “Teddy was this teenage kid playing in a School Of Rock band that opened for one of my other bands a few years back” states Allen. “I was impressed and kept in touch. He’s an interesting cat… he’s a very old soul. He’s a very serene kid. It’s as if he’s a 70 year old walking around in a 19 year old body.”
The band gives nods to heavy blues but at the same time is looking to take rock music into the future. “When I started this project my original intent was to play drums and sing from the front of the stage but I soon realized that was too confining” states Allen. “I love to have freedom to roam the stage. Anyway, about a year ago I started with our song ‘Reckless Ways’ and soon collaborated with Teddy and Vic Karrera with them adding some tasty guitar riffs throughout. By the time we decided on the name STONE HORSES, we were joined by my favorite rhythm section of Anthony Arambula and Jason Heiser on drums.”
The band will be on the road this fall and winter playing radio shows and headline dates starting in September. Their run will take them out west and will continue through October 25th where they will support Greta Van Fleet for the KHTQ 40th anniversary show.
STONE HORSES Track Listing:
1. Reckless Ways
3. Life Is Hard
5. Flirting With The Devil