While Stones Throw has always been resistant towards being placed in a box, their artists have almost always been rooted deeply in hip-hop. I don’t think I can say the same when it comes to Connecticut’s The Stepkids, Stones Throw’s latest band signing. With a sound that can relate heavily to that of the 1960’s, The Stepkids step back in time and dive into lots of psych and soul. Their grooves are infectious and their melodies are catchy, and I am pretty sure we are going to be hearing a lot more about these guys in the future. “Shadows On Behalf” will appear as an A-side to the upcoming limited run of their Stones Throw 12″ debut, which will be available some time in April.
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