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Central New York band Stone Soul Foundation worked two years to get its second CD, "Electric Valley," just the way the musicians wanted it.

Mark Bialczak  The Post Standard

Central New York band Stone Soul Foundation worked two years to get its second CD, "Electric Valley," just the way the musicians wanted it.

Shane Stillman, Dan Dennis, Jeff Wiggins and Sean Muldoon will let fly with the new stuff and work from debut CD "Into the Flames" with two Central New York shows this weekend: at 9 p.m. Friday at The Fireside Inn, 2345 W. Genesee St., Baldwinsville, and 6 p.m. Saturday at Suzy's Tavern, 6 Lexington Ave., Auburn.

Wiggins reports they worked with master sound guys Alexis Periales, at Pyramid Sound in Ithaca, and Jocko at Syracuse's More Sound Studio before sending the 13 cuts down to Music Row in Nashville for final mixing at Georgetown Masters.

"It's spectacular," Wiggins says."We're all super excited."

A listen to an advance copy reveals hard rock crackling with energy and stuffed with memorable lines.

They can snarl. In opening song "Sidewinder," Muldoon sings, "You sidewalking snake! You back-stabbing fake! I ain't the one. I wasn't born yesterday. You ain't got no reason for me to believe a word you say. Out of my way!"

There's optimism, too, in "Mountain of Time," as he sings "Keep your head down in the hurricane when you're blinded by the freezing rain. Envision love waiting down below. Dig in, now don't let go. ... If you survive, you'll truly be alive. See the world through brand new eyes with every sunrise."


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"Auburn stoner metal band, Stone Soul Foundation, took the stage and as far as I was concerned, this could have been the start of the touring bands. The quality of performances from this point forward made the cost of admission worth it at twice the price. This dread-lead hard rockin' gang of misfits had great vocals, guitar licks, and the drummer set an energetic pace."

Jim Gilbert, Upstate Metal.