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The best kept secret in music


"Not Lame"

Debut 4 song EP from ex-Star Collector member, Cord Stone. The 4 songs here jangle, jiggle and jam-pack powerful Fountains Of Wayne, Jellyfish and Matthew Sweet inspired melodies all over the place. Armfuls of three-part harmonies, spunky guitar rhythms and chugging back-beat, Each song is immediately catchy and wildy enjoyable! This is a strong, strong debut from Cord Stone who will, hopefully, have a full length bowing in 2004. The songs here are produced by The Churchills so that bands` incredible detail to sonic clarity and pop punch are fully present on all the material here. More material soon! Extremely Highly Recommended. - Not Lame


After many live shows had audiences clamoring for some product, Cord Stone finally has released a debut 4-song EP of melodic power pop. The former member of Atlanta's Star Collector has written these songs, sings lead and background vocals and handles guitars and percussion.

Produced and engineered by Ron Haney and Bart Schoudel of The Churchills, these four songs pack quite a bit of sonic fun, with plenty of guitar-driven jangle, harmonies galore and rhythmic punch.

"Into You" is about that kind of strong love that obsessively takes over one's everything: "I really didn't want to find somebody new / I tried to hide behind another lame excuse / I didn't want to go / Until I laid it down and gave it all to you." Lush strong harmonies rule the day here, as befits a pretty love song.

The flip side of happy love follows with "Coulda Been," a post punk reaction to having been hurt in a bad relationship: "My head is hanging down / it feels like I haven't felt good in days / I know you never cared / I know you were just scared / And now that it's too late, it's alright / You're just a coulda been."

In "Glitter," we learn about concerns going into a relationship, seeking that delicate balance of communication and allowing for each other's needs: "If I could turn the world and take it in my hand / I would break the hourglass and give you all the sand / I'm gonna do my best / Will you do the same?"

Closing this quartet of songs is the audience pleaser "Angelina Jolie," a celebration of the pillow-lipped tomb raider of the big screen. Asking her to be his girlfriend, Mr. Stone wants to know what she saw in that Billy-Bob anyway: "With big lips and big tattoos / you're all attitude / You're graced with everything that's holy / I'm waiting for you, Angelina Jolie." The rocking guitar and harmonies recall a Fountains of Wayne sound.

These four fun and sweetly rocking Cord Stone songs are a powerful teaser for things to come. Let's hope the year ahead brings us a full-length release from this up and coming Austin singer/songwriter that promises never to take himself too seriously. - Gary Glauber

"Cord Stone- Taking the Field Trip" - Aquarian (NJ)

"Bucketful Of Brains"

Once in a while an artist comes out of nowhere that
reminds you of the excitement of discovering something
really special for the very first time and this is most
certainly the case with Cord Stone. What strikes you at
first is the positive energy that emanates from the stage.
The opening song “Soap Opera Queen” is a great energetic
introduction to the Cord Stone, but incredibly the show just gets better and better as each of the following songs seem to
be competing with each other to be as catchy as possible.
The singing throughout the show is always top notch and
it gives the whole performance a warm and brilliant sparkle. Stone
obviously shares a true love of all things Beatle, but a
jellyfish influence is also detectable, especially in
the incredible harmony and guitar work. The pure joy you experience on hearing numbers
like “Angelina Jolie” or “Into You” means
that it may be hard to wipe that stupid grin of your face. All too often new pop bands come along that miss that little something extra, but Cord Stone seems to have the magical gift of infecting the listener with an overwhelming sense of joy. - Robin Wills

"Creative Loafing"

Masterminded by Cord Stone, Field Trip, is “more punky than Weiss’ usual bubblegum pop leanings, but with more sugar than a five-pound bag of Dixie Crystals." - Gregory Nichols


EP entitled "Field Trip"

Distributed by Not Lame Records and CD Baby


Feeling a bit camera shy


Austin-based singer/songwriter Cord Stone has amassed a dedicated following attributed to national and international radio play and East Coast touring. Stone has long been on the power pop scene, playing in previous successful bands, Star Collector and Field Trip, before going solo. Influenced by bands such as Fountains of Wayne, Jellyfish, and Teenage Fanclub, Cord Stone’s music is, “more punky than Cord’s usual bubblegum pop leanings, but with more sugar than a five-pound bag of Dixie Crystals” (Gregory Nicoll - Creative Loafing, Atlanta).

• Cord Stone is receiving national and international radio play, and internet radio play. (International: France, Japan, Spain, Portugal)

• Cord Stone is accumulating rave reviews at and is currently #1 in the Power Pop genre. "Into You" and “Angelina Jolie” were recently selected as Track of the Week at

• Austin’s WB cable network features Cord Stone in their WB Buzz.

Stone is featured on recent compilations including:
• "Always: A Benefit Compilation", Basina Recordings 2004
• Guns and Roses compilation, Main Man Records 2004
• Pop Culture Press 2004 Sampler CD, Pop Culture Press
• Elliott Smith tribute compilation, 2004
• BEST OF WAZEE 2004 compilation CD

In the press:
• "Extremely highly recommended" (Bruce Brodeen- Not Lame Records)
• "This eponymous debut 4-song EP is a brilliant showcase of the immense musical gifts that Cord no doubt possesses." (Bang Bang Radio Show- Carlos Quintino- PORTUGAL 2004)
• "Cord has moved on to creating the jangling, crunchy sonic waves that comprise the new EP." "...Cord's brand of happy punk is making tri-state area audiences smile in spite of themselves." (Wes Soriano-Aquarian, New Jersey, 3.17.04)
• "Cord Stone, who left behind his critically acclaimed NYC power pop project, Field Trip to fly solo to Austin...already has songs receiving airplay in the United States, Spain, Japan and Portugal." (Sharon Jones-The Edge, San Antonio, 6-04)

In a time when artists are taking themselves way too seriously, Cord Stone’s music is a fresh reminder of when you want to roll down the windows, turn the volume up, and just sing along.

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