Hello and welcome to Skipping Stones Records!
We're a small indie label with big ideas.
 

Posted Friday, March 1, 2013
We have a new Facebook page!
Our old group was deleted, so check out the new page HERE.



Posted Thursday, February 28, 2013
Onward Chariots release.
It's called "This is My Confession" and it's a wonderful musical journey from childhood through being an adult. Love, loss, beauty and sadness. It could be an opera, really.

You can get it here: Jigsaw Records


It's also available digitally on iTunes, E-Music as well as others.



Posted Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Singing Bridges News
Singing Bridges has a new Guitarist! William's old friend and former band mate Kevin Roche has joined the group and they sound better than ever!
New songs are being written, plans for recording are being made and a show in Easthampton, MA at the Flywheel Arts Collective is booked for September 17th!



Posted Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Interview and Label spotlight
Our label is featured on a very cool Dreampop/Shoegaze blog. Please check it out HERE.



Posted Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Popfest Success!!!!!
This Year's Popfest was a great success!
A BIG thank you to all the bands that played and all the wonderful people who attended.
xxoo William & Christine



Posted Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Popfest! New England is ON! at The Elevens in Northampton, MA November 13-14 2010!
There will be both afternoon and evening shows both days.
The line-up of bands has been announced HERE
Stay tuned for more details!



Posted Monday, February 22, 2010
Singing Bridges "Three Trains" Reviews!
From Common Folk Meadow:
"they really get the feeling for combining Indie Rock, a little punky attitude, noise elements and great singing"
Read more here



Posted Thursday, November 12, 2009
New Review!
Thanks to CT Indie for our first Singing Bridges Review! Here.



Posted Monday, November 2, 2009
Singing Bridges "Three Trains" now available!
You can order "Three Trains" here It will be available digitally through iTunes, eMusic and all your favorite digital providers after November 24th. We're excited about this release, especially because Christine and I play in the band.
William xx



Posted Sunday, October 4, 2009
singing bridges "three trains" release date 11/17/09!
We just put the final touches on the recordings of our new singing bridges ep, "three trains." William on drums, Christine on bass & vocals and Tim on guitars and vocals. We're mixing the songs now and the release date is November 17 - in honor of Popfest New England.

We should have some eps ready for our show on Saturday, October 17 @ Cafe 9 in New Haven, CT - we hope to see you there, it will be awesome ...

LISTEN TO SOME ROUGH MIXES ON MYSPACE HERE!

christine, william & tim



Posted Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Popfest Announcement
Skipping Stones Records regretfully announces that we will not be presenting Popfest! New England this year.

We assure you that this is not the end. We already miss the great people and bands that we bring together and the new people and bands that we meet. We hope to return again with Popfest! New England in Northampton, MA in 2010.

We have all been affected in some way or another in our current global economic downturn. We have “tightened our belts” and have made the smart decision to postpone this year’s Popfest New England. We want our Popfest to be the best that it can be. We want it to grow and this past year was not a year of growth for many.

On a positive note, we are concentrating our efforts on our band, Singing Bridges, and hope to release a new EP in the next few months on Skipping Stones. We’ll be playing shows in the greater New England area very soon, so keep us on your radar.

Be well, William & Christine



Posted Sunday, April 12, 2009
Facebook!
We now have a Facebook group!
Please check it out HERE



Posted Sunday, December 28, 2008
The Charade Reviews & Digital Download
The Charade "Keeping Up Appearances" is now available for digital download on eMusic, iTunes and all fine digital retailers.

Read reviews of the new Charade album on the Skipping Stones Blog.



Posted Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Thanksgiving sale!
We're having a 2 week long sale on many of our releases. The title of the sale is "Be thankful for indiepop" You can find out more about it HERE!



Posted Monday, November 17, 2008
Be Thankful!
Thanks to everyone who attended, played and volunteered for Popfest! New England! We had a blast, it was another great year.

Read all about it here:
Skipping Stones Blog.

We'll be having a "Be Thankful" sale coming soon! We'll also be offering the 5th Annual Popfest Comp - a handmade book with 2 CDs chock full of awesome bands who've played Popfest New England over the years. There will be Popfest T-SHIRTS, TOO!



Posted Thursday, November 6, 2008
Popfest THIS WEEKEND!
Popfest! New England is going to be a BLAST! You can head over to the Popfest Myspace to listen to bands and visit the Popfest website to buy tickets.


The Charade "Keeping Up Appearances" is IN! Be the first to purchase the CD this weekend at Popfest.



Posted Monday, October 13, 2008
Some updates!
Popfest! New England is going to be a BLAST! You can head over to the Popfest page and get the low down on who's playing and when and also purchase tickets.

Another exciting announcement - The Charade "Keeping Up Appearances" CD will be out soon and you can purchase it here!



Posted Sunday, June 8, 2008
The Toronto Star Podcast
The Charade’s new remix of “Dressed in Yellow and Blue” is featured in a podcast produced by The Toronto Star! Listen
HERE!



Posted Tuesday, May 27, 2008
The Charade Euro 2008 Remix!
The Charade are cheering the Swedish football team with their release of "Dressed in Yellow & Blue," the Euro 2008 Beatfanatic Remix!
HERE!

Tom from Indie MP3 says: "Dressed In Yellow & Blue" by The Charade was the unofficial Swedish World Cup Song for Germany 2006. Now with the European Championships almost upon us it has been given a Beatfanactic remix for 2008. It is the sound of the band going disco!"



Posted Saturday, April 26, 2008
The Morning Paper EP on sale now!
HERE!



Posted Monday, April 14, 2008
Stay tuned ...
The Morning Paper buy links coming very soon!



Posted Sunday, March 30, 2008
Skipping Stones Digital + Free MP3
Skipping Stones Records goes digital in 2008 with exclusive digital-only releases with an accompanying CDr release. The Morning Paper of Stockholm, Sweden will be the first digital release for 2008, available on April 15 ... stay tuned for buy links. In the meantime, enjoy this free and legal mp3 download of Fingers Crossed.

Being in the same room as The Morning Paper means being a part of a gentle-colored scenery - memories, hopes, failures, suns rising up and suns falling down – all these things gather up in a gallery of sentiments, a gallery of heartfelt musical maps. The Morning Paper takes inspiration from the daily life, from daydreams, longing and summer haze. The Morning Paper Myspace

“a must if dreamy melodies are your cup of tea” sonic

“fuzzy and absolutely amazing pop music” louder than bombs

The music was mastered by William of Skipping Stones Records. Artwork by Gustaf Engström.

Enjoy



Posted Friday, February 22, 2008
The Latest News!
A review, a tour and a beautiful snowfall today ...

Singing Bridges Review

The Besties Purple Haze Tour 2K8



Posted Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Popfest! New England - were you there?
Popfest Myspace!

Well, folks, the fall of 2008 marks the 5th anniversary of Popfest! New England!!!!

To celebrate, we're going to release a Popfest! New England suitcase box set featuring a collage booklet with photos, quotes, memorabilia and songs representing bands from years past. The release will be a handmade clamshell box, in a limited edition of 100, hand-numbered, with an accompanying booklet of your pix, quotes and stuff!

We're looking for submissions!

The theme is travel and all of the people who have traveled a collective thousands of miles from all around the world to come to Popfest New England.

"Submissions should be scanned (hi-res, 300dpi tifs) of any travel memorabilia" incurred while coming to Popfest New England, including, but not limited to:
quotes and anecdotes:
"why popfests are so great "
... and any other harrowing, interesting and synchronic travel experiences incurred while trying to get here
maps
hotel receipts
train / plane / bus tickets, baggage claim tickets, etc.
matchbooks
cryptic messages on napkins
itinerary
posters
any kind of weird travel paraphernalia
pix

Please email me: christine[at]skippingstonesrecords.com with "Popfest Comp ART" in the subject if you've got some awesome pix or whatever. Very soon we'll be setting up an FTP for artwork, or you can "yousendit"

:)
christine



Posted Monday, January 14, 2008
Lots of News!
The year 2008 is coming in with a whirl of activity - hello!

Our first release for '08 is our own band, Singing Bridges Buy it HERE!

Skipping Stones Artists will be all over the WORLD!
1.29.08 The Year Zero @ {open} -
Long Beach, CA with Yellow Fever
2.01.08 DYRDIN in the UK!
2.02.08 DYRDIN in the UK!
2.22.08 The Besties @ Cake Shop
2.23.08 The Besties in Philly!
2.28.08 The Besties in North Carolina!
3.14.08 RF & Lili de la Mora - JAPAN
3.17.08 RF & Lili de la Mora - JAPAN
3.18.08 RF & Lili de la Mora - JAPAN
3.19.08 RF & Lili de la Mora - JAPAN
4.11.08 The Besties in Chicago!
4.12.08 The Besties in St. Louis!

Go to the SKIPPING STONES RECORDS MYSPACE for more info & band links!!!!




Posted Friday, November 23, 2007
A BIG thank you!
Thanks to everyone who came out to our popfest. Thanks to the bands who played. It was a super awesome time!



Posted Saturday, October 20, 2007
eMusic Store!
View our top artists and download songs at our eMusic Store!



Posted Thursday, October 11, 2007
Popfest Lineup!
Buy tickets here!

The 500's, Portland, ME
Brown Recluse Sings, Philadelphia, PA
Bunnygrunt, St. Louis, MO
The Capstan Shafts, Lyndonville, VT
Colin Clary + a Magog, Burlington, VT
eula, New Haven, CT
The Lil' Hospital, Brooklyn, NY
My Teenage Stride, New York, NY
Nils Folke Valdemar, Gothenburg, Sweden
One Happy Island, Boston, MA
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Brooklyn, NY
Pants Yell!, Cambridge, MA
Professor Pez, Bergen, Norway
Scary Monster, Philadelphia, PA
Silly Piano Pillows, Friendsville, PA
Singing Bridges, Oakville, CT
The Smittens, Burlington, VT
St. Christopher, York, UK
Surefire Broadcast, Hammonton, NJ
The Besties, Brooklyn, NY
The Fawns, Northampton, MA
The Grade Grubbers, Buffalo, NY
The Toothaches, Jamaica Plain, MA



Posted Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Upcoming Besties Shows!
Oct 25 2007
Soundfix
Brooklyn, New York

Nov 10 2007
Union Pool
Brooklyn, New York

Nov 12 2007
The Khyber
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

More info on The Besties myspace.



Posted Thursday, September 20, 2007
POPFEST TICKETS!
On sale here!



Posted Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Popfest! New England Announcement
Hey, we've announced our line-up for popfest. Without a doubt there will be more additions and special surprises. Check it out in our blog. here.



Posted Friday, August 3, 2007
Update!
Lots of news to share with you!

The Besties are having fun traipsing through Europe, with appearances in Sweden and the famous Emmaboda fest. Word is, they'll be stopping over in Iceland to visit DYRDIN and rock the island.

The Besties Ain't Skeered Tour!
Tuesday, August, 7 2007 at The Loft
1st Floor, The Graduate. 16 Chesterton Road (oposite Staples), Cambridge, CB4 3AX
with Roadside Poppies (and our friend Matloob!)

Sunday August 12th
Paddy's in Keflavik, Iceland
with Hellvar

Wednesday, August 15th
at Organ in Reykjavik
The Besties, DYRDIN, Foreign Monkeys and Jan Mayen

DYRDIN will also be playing two shows in Iceland:
Thursday, August, 9
at Gaukurinn, Reykjavik, 101
with Tilburi

AMPLIFIER just did an interview with Andreas Hagman of CELESTIAL
Read HERE

and AS ALWAYS, we'll be making our 4th and probably last road trip pilgrimage to Athens, GA for the HHBTM Popfest next week. Stop and say hi if you're there!



Posted Saturday, May 26, 2007
We've Got Shirts!
Yes, we've got shirts! Check flickr for sizes, colors & quantities. Shirts are $10 each - paypal to store@skippingstonesrecords.com.

Skipping Stones Records t-shirts



Posted Saturday, April 28, 2007
I've been blogging!
The blog is so much fun, I've neglected the forum. Check the blog often for upcoming shows, reviews, news, free mp3s and more!

Skipping Stones Records Blog

xxoo
christine



Posted Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Popfest!
We're starting to book our 4th annual popfest that will be happening in November. If you're interested, there is more info here.



Posted Wednesday, March 7, 2007
Celestial on sale now!
You can order it here



Posted Monday, March 5, 2007
Celestial!
Pre-order coming very soon.
Stay tuned.



Posted Friday, February 2, 2007
New Web Host!
We've moved to a new web host.
I think the incredible slowness is fixed now.
We are working out some bugs in the forums and
the Charade and Celestial site.
Thanks for your patience.



Posted Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Web Server slowness
We're experiencing some slowness on our server.
If it's taking forever for the pages to load,
that's the reason.
We hope to be fixing this shortly.
Thank you for your patience.



Posted Monday, December 25, 2006
Goodbye James.
You will be missed.
Take it to the bridge...



Posted Sunday, December 10, 2006
December News!
Lots happening at Skipping Stones HQ! We are working on our next release by Celestial from Sweden. The album is quite amazing. Groove zine in Sweden said of the first EP: “wanders from shoegaze via Field Mice to Jesus and Mary Chain in five songs.” Just wait for the entire album, it’s brilliant.

In other news, we have a blog and Flickr sites! Please feel free to ponder our musings and adventures.



Posted Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Beauty Sleep Show
Beauty Sleep will be playing on Thursday, November 16, 2006 @
The Annex bar, 152 Orchard St, New York, NY
$7 21+ Beauty Sleep goes on @ 8pm



Posted Sunday, October 15, 2006
Beauty Sleep EP
We made up some Beauty Sleep "Nature Vs. Nurture" EP's for the Popfest, we have some left over.
They are a limited edition of 100, each hand numbered.
For the sale page, please click here.
There are also some song samples so you get get an idea of what you're buying.

Thanks!



Posted Monday, October 9, 2006
Popfest!
Wow.

This year's Popfest! New England was just incredible. Thank you so much to everyone who attended and to all of the great bands who played!



Posted Tuesday, September 26, 2006
POPFEST!
Popfest! New England is right around the corner and we're happy to present three days of amazing bands, including Secret Shine
Friday, October 6 - Sunday, October 8,2006
@ The Elevens
140 Pleasant Street
Northampton, MA

See the schedule and buy tickets here:Popfest! New England



Posted Thursday, September 7, 2006
It's Official!
The Charade will be playing a show at Club King Kong in Stockholm, Sweden on Saturday, November 4!



Posted Tuesday, September 5, 2006
Dýrðin Pre-Sales Start Soon!
Exclusive pre-sales of our next release by Icelandic popsters Dýrðin go live very soon! Stay tuned or join the mailing list. Reviewers and bloggers alike are loving this release, see our forum for more details!

The Charade are featured on a new song with “Swedish sampling wiz-kid Beatfanatic.” The song is called "Completely Relaxed" and will be featured on his new album "Around the world in 80 beats." Listen exclusively here: The Charade on myspace



Posted Wednesday, August 23, 2006
The Charade on XM Radio!
THE CHARADE will be one of 13 bands featured on XM RADIO on Thursday,
August 24, 2006 on the R>A>D>A>R REPORT at 9pm ET. The Radar Report
Encores every Sunday at 9pm ET.

The show airs on: XMU, XM RADIO Channel 43 & XM RADIO Online
Direct TV, Channel 831 and on AOL

XMU, XM 43, IS LOCATED ON XM SATELLITE RADIO IN THE USA and Canada at
http://www.xmradio.com

If you don't have XM you can listen online with A FREE ACCOUNT
http://listen.xmradio.com



Posted Thursday, August 10, 2006
New Besties Video!
We're enjoying tons of bands at the Athens Popfest - today The Besties play!

Great news, The Besties video for "Prison Song" is now out!
Watch it here



Posted Friday, July 28, 2006
Go Digital!
We are currently working with a new digital provider, so some of our catalog is temporarily unavailable. superfallingstars, The Charade, "The Best is Yet to Come" and The Besties will be available in a few weeks.

The Charade, "A Real Life Drama" and The Year Zero, "Oceania, I Will Return" is now available on eMusic.



Posted Friday, July 28, 2006
Summer News!
The Besties will be on tour August 4 - 12, including August 10 at
HHBTM Athens Popfest!

We are currently rebuilding our new forum, so check it out for more news very soon!

Happy Summer!
William + Christine



Posted Thursday, July 20, 2006
The Besties get "Twee Seal of Approval!"
Sean of Tullycraft posted The Besties' “Prison Song” as Mp3 of the Day. Stop by and leave a comment! Scroll down to Wednesday, July 19…
Tullycraft Blog



Posted Thursday, July 20, 2006
The Charade is Band of the Week in Paste Mag
“It seems like there’s a new shiny pop group coming out of Sweden every day, though few are as memorable as the Charade.”

Paste Magazine Charade Interview



Posted Thursday, July 20, 2006
Our forum is temporarily down.
We expect it to be back up and running in a day or so.



Posted Tuesday, July 18, 2006
FORUM Updated + New Fall Release!
Take a look at new reviews of The Charade and The Year Zero, as well as news on The Besties Summer Tour and Popfest! New England.

Also in the works, the debut from Icelandic pop-rock band Dýrðn (pronounced deer-thin)! The music is a cross between All Girl Summer Fun Band, Blondie and The Ramones combined with lyrics about Mr. Spock, desperate heroines and summer holidays. Their live show is FABULOUS! Lead singer Hafdis jumps, bounces and generally rocks out.

The debut album will coincide with a CD release party during Popfest! New England, followed by a short Northeast tour.

Read their story and try to find a picture of our cat here:DYRDIN



Posted Tuesday, June 27, 2006
The Charade on Swedish Radio
Listen to an interview with Magnus Karlsson of The Charade on Swedish National Radio P3 Lab.

The show plays some great music, fast forward to 35 minutes to hear the interview! Listen Here (In Swedish - need RealPlayer)



Posted Friday, June 23, 2006
Download this...
Happy Midsummer’s Eve … The Charade’s song “Monday Morning” is making a hit in Germany. The Charade are in the top 20 downloads on TONSPION Das MP3 Musik-Magazin Download “Monday Morning” with a cheer to sunny Swedish pop!



Posted Monday, June 5, 2006
Great News!
The Charade’s song “Dressed In Yellow And Blue” IS THE BEST Swedish World Cup song according to Sweden's biggest newspaper (2 million readers) Expressen.



Posted Sunday, May 7, 2006
Upcoming Releases!
Coming soon, two releases out June 20, 2006:
The Charade "A Real Life Drama"
The Year Zero, "Oceania, I Will Return"

Check back on our website for exclusive pre-ordering information!



Posted Sunday, April 16, 2006
Spring News!
Please welcome to our family two new artists: Celestial from Sweden and Watoo Watoo from France. Please visit their myspace pages to listen!

We’re very proud to announce this year’s Popfest! New England line-up, including an incredible array of legendary bands along with some of the best up and coming indie pop bands out there. Tickets on sale July 31!



Posted Sunday, March 26, 2006
Beautiful sounds....
Exclusive sneak preview of the upcoming album "A Real Life Drama" by The Charade now on myspace! Listen to "A Tough Decision:"
myspace

See our forum for the latest and greatest reviews of The Besties' debut album, "Singer."



Posted Tuesday, March 14, 2006
News!
The Year Zero is now available for purchase on our "Releases" page. The Year Zero is "gleaming lo-fi ambient anthems that suggest My Bloody Valentine with an elegant hangover" wrote the editor on music.download.com

The Besties debut album, "Singer" will soon be available on all major digital download sites. Check our forum for upcoming shows, The Besties are playing in PA on March 17.



Posted Saturday, February 25, 2006
The Year Zero next release...
We’ll soon be releasing a limited edition CDr featuring three gorgeous dream pop shoegaze songs by The Year Zero. This Long Beach, CA duo’s debut album will be called “Oceania, I Will Return.” The three song CDr will feature Rodney Sellars' artwork and each one will have a handmade origami cover created by Lili de la Mora.



Posted Wednesday, February 15, 2006
The Besties!
We had a great release date on Valentine's Day for The Besties, including a giveaway on the indiepop list, get your copy today!

A CD release party will be held at the Cake Shop in NYC on Thursday, February 23 at 152 Ludlow Street. See http://www.cake-shop.com/ for more info.

If you're really special, you received a cute Valentine's Day note from The Besties... check your mail!



Posted Monday, January 30, 2006
Dates Announced for Popfest! New England 2006
The dates for our 3rd Annual Popfest! New England will be Columbus Day weekend, October 6 - 8, 2006 in Northampton, MA. We hope to bring you over 25 bands of the newest and latest indiepop/rock/twee bands from the Northeast and beyond...



Posted Sunday, January 29, 2006
The Charade's new album!
"Real Life Drama," to be released late Spring, will have the following track listing. It sounds great so far!!!

A Tough Decision
My Song To You
Music Makes Me Sick (sometimes)
September
Dressed In Yellow And Blue
Faith
Love Always Happens So Fast (A Real Life Drama)
Sunny Winter Afternoon
Impatience Blank
Love Trap
Stockholm July 2005
Rain On Your Parade



Posted Thursday, January 26, 2006
The Year Zero show:
This Saturday, January 28, The Year Zero performs at Last Saturday / East Village Arts District.
Hear the angelic vocals of Lili de la Mora (Sidecar) and the jangly guitar of Rodney Sellars (Sense Field) who comprise The Year Zero. Listen on myspace: http://www.myspace.com/theyearzero

Last Saturday - East Village Arts District
on Linden between First & Broadway, Long Beach, CA
FREE/ ALL AGES
Last Saturday transforms Linden Avenue between First and Broadway into a walking promenade featuring open-air galleries and a mainstage for music and performance art. The Year Zero will perform at 7pm sharp!

This months' performers include Excelsus, Greater California, Sierna Serpentina and The Year Zero (acoustic), going on at 7pm sharp.



Posted Saturday, January 21, 2006
Beauty Sleep playing on Sunday, January 22
at The Delancey
168 Delancey St., New York, NY 10002
(between Clinton St. and Attorney St.)
212-254-9920
http://www.thedelancey.com
admission: $6 (21 and over only)

Nearest subway: Take the J to the Essex St. stop or the F to the Delancey St. stop and walk a few blocks east on Delancey St.

Featuring:
Child with Toy Hand Grenade
Beauty Sleep
...and more!




08, January 2006 - Happy New Year! Skipping Stones Records hosted a wonderful New Year’s Eve party (see the forum for more details) – it was a perfect way to bring in the new year. The warm feelings of good music and good friends is just a harbinger of things to come for Skipping Stones Records in 2006!
Buy your sweetheart The Besties debut album, Singer, which will be released on Valentine's Day! Exclusive pre-sales are available on our site. This too-cute trio from Brooklyn will charm your senses with their keyboards and guitar – bringing you girl harmonies and clever lyrics about forbidden love. The CD release party will be on Thursday, February 23 at the Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow Street, NYC. We hope to see you there!

More Besties news! Prison Song will soon have its own video! Check out these amazing photos (courtesy Mark Rosenberg) from the video shoot!

01, December 2005 - We're putting on a show!
Saturday, December, 3 2005 at Pop! New Haven
Rudy's Bar 372 Elm St., New Haven, CT 06511
Cost: 4 bux! (21+)
The Snow Fairies - Philly (Chocolate Hearts / Total Gaylord Records)
The Besties - NYC (Skipping Stones)
Beauty Sleep - NYC (Skipping Stones)
There is a flyer here

17, November 2005 - The Besties CD is off to the plant and we’ll soon have another beautiful, four panel digipak to add to our catalog. Promos will be going out at the beginning of December, so look for reviews on your favorite ‘zines just in time for our February 14, 2006 release date. How cute is that?!

12, October 2005 - Watch out for Skipping Stones Records in 2006! We’re still buzzing from our 2nd Annual Popfest! New England and planning a full roster of releases from some amazing indie pop bands from all over the world….

The Besties of NYC are Marisa and Kelly on keyboards / vocals and Ricky on guitar. Their debut album, “Singer,” is planned for release on Valentine’s Day, 2006. Look forward to clever lyrics and melodies about fantastical love scenarios in outer space, on the sea with swashbuckling pirates or way out West with gun totin’ cowboys!

Lili de la Mora and Rodney Sellars make up the duo The Year Zero from Long Beach, CA. Lili’s gentle vocals weave together with Rodney’s layerings of guitars and keyboards to create futuristic dream pop soundscapes reminiscent of early shoegaze.

Swedish pop trio The Charade will have another release ready just in time to be the perfect soundtrack for next summer. The Charade will appear on the “Pop the Question” comp from Book Club Records and on STROMUNDGITARRE VOL 1., to be released in Germany, Austria and Switzerland next year. Other Swedish bands like The Legends and Sambassadeur will also be on the comp!

superfallingstars are busy recording – in the studio this time! All material is being developed by Mike and William, with Mike playing both bass and guitar on the recordings. It should be great!

Beauty Sleep's catchy melodies pull together a semi-sweet, playful sound and a unique intensity to create
a kind of frantic beauty.

Blown away by both their performance at Popfest! New England and their personal charm, we’ve just added Dyrdin to our 2006 roster. Einar on guitar, sister Hafdis as vocalist and Magnús on bass have been playing together for over 10 years. After a brief hiatus, they’re back together with two new members and ready to record! The drum machine is gone, replaced with the rockin’, Tóti on drums. Vala has also added her talents to the group on keyboards and backing vocals. The group will perform at the Iceland Airwaves festival at the end of October and plan more shows in their hometown of Reykyavik, Iceland.

03, October 2005 - Thank you so much to all of the wonderful bands that played at Popfest! New England!!! It was great to hang out with friends and meet new people and have fun! There is nothing that we would change, except to have more time to talk to everyone...
Trembling Blue Stars were amazing, a special thank you to TBS and Michael from Bar None for making their trip over the ocean possible.
The other special award for miles travelled goes to Dýrðin from Iceland. They were brilliant! We arrived home at 4am Sunday morning with Dýrðin in tow, it was really great to host such a lovely bunch of people.
Also thank you to Chris Mac / for being merch guy extraordinaire!
Stay tuned for photos in the media section!

19, September 2005 - We're busy bees getting ready for Popfest. After all it's just 10 days away! Popfest t-shirts are on their way, the button order is done, promos and publicity mailed out, what else? Ticket orders are really picking up, so buy now if you plan on coming. We've got bands and friends (sometimes that's one in the same) coming from Iceland, Washington state, the UK, Florida, Detroit and all over! We're really proud of this year's line-up, we hope to see you there!

17, August 2005 - We're very excited about Popfest! New England 2005. We've added Trembling Blue Stars to the line up! Take a look at the popfest bands , schedule. and online ticket sales. We may also be adding an early ALL AGES show on Saturday (October 1st) afternoon! Please stay tuned for more details.

12, July 2005 - The Charade's release has received some excellent and insightful reviews and radio airplay! Please check out their site It's pretty, it's green and flowery and Magnus posts all the time! The Charade are so psyched to be together they're even working on some new songs! superfallingstars have also written some new songs which sound great. Mike is totally cute on stage, so you should come out and see them sometime. They just had a bunch of shows here in CT and they're playing with The Plus Ones - who we LOVE on July 30th at Rudy’s in New Haven, CT. superfallingstars will play ATHENS POPFEST brought to you by HHBTM records on August 10 in Athens, GA. Mike Turner & Eric Hernandez organize this, they’re two of the hardest working indie kids out there. Hurray!
Skipping Stones' Popfest! New England is coming up at the end of September – stay tuned for a tentative schedule soon!
The Besties will have a mini-tour at the end of this month, dates to be posted soon!
Thanks for listening & reading & please support your local indie bands!
- christine
09, May, 2005 - We’re busy getting ready for the June 7th release date for The Charade! Hundreds of promos have gone out, some reviews are already posted. We just finished our radio mailing, too. If you want to hear more songs from the Charade, call your radio station! We’ll soon have a list of radio stations on our site that were sent the CD and their contact info – please give them a call! If you’re lucky enough to live in Japan, the release date has been set for May 19 by Quince Records, our exclusive distributor there. You can also pre-order the CD on our site and get it after May 19!
31, March, 2005 - We're very excited to announce the dates of this year's Popfest! It will take place in Northamptom, MA (again) from Thursday 29, September to Saturday 1, October. We have a big list of bands that want to play and we are adding to it every day. We have some suprises in store as well. If your band is interested in playing, please e mail us at popfest@skippingstonesrecords.com
11, March 2005 - One of our bands, superfallingstars has two shows coming up next week. One in NYC on Wednesday the 16th at Death Disco @ The Delancey and the next night in New Haven, CT at Rudy's. The band hasn't played any shows since last November and they are quite excited! They will also be debuting some new songs at the New Haven show.
08, March 2005 - It's an exciting day at Skipping Stones! This morning we sent off The Charade master cd and artwork to the manufacturer! We will have the cd's back by the end of the month! At that point you may begin hearing The Charade on your favourite Radio Station. There is also a "The Best is Yet to Come" listening party in the works, so please stay tuned for more info!
29, January 2005 - Hundreds of superfallingstars "Swimming Across the Sound" cds are on their way to Japan. Skipping Stones just signed a distribution deal with Quince Records in Tokyo! Soon the sfs cd will be easily available in Japan. Could a superfallingstars Japanese tour be on the horizon?
08 January 2005 - Our 2005 artist's roster is up! There's also a little preview of release dates and album covers. We're really looking forward to a great year of new music this year!
31 December 2004 - We'd like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year. We hope it's healthy, joyous and hopeful for everyone. Let's all hope it's a better year than 2004 for the world.
Also, in the next few days we will be announcing our releases for '05 We're very excited and can barely contain ourselves!
11 November 2004 - Please read our follow up press release for Popfest! New England 2004.
09 November 2004 - Thank you all for making Popfest! New England 2004 a big success! Bands that played, people who attended. You're all quite wonderful.
05 October 2004 - Wow are we busy! Between getting ready for Popfest! New England and organising our release schedule for next year we certainly have our hands full. Hopefully, we will be making an announcement soon after popfest about these releases. We think you'll be pleased, suprised and generally blissed out about what's in store.
06 September 2004 - Skipping Stones Records to sponsor PopFest! New England 2004
15 June 2004 - Out now!: Our first full-length release, Swimming Across the Sound by superfallingstars.
"Ram-shaking, jangly indie pop." "Swimming Across the Sound", superfallingstars’ first full length release invokes memories of childhood, hanging out in high school and love lost and found amidst upbeat pop tempos and harmonies that lock in your head and make you want to move your feet. The songs open with catchy guitar and intricate bass lines, featuring delicate and quiet vocals and end with a bang driven by William Knapp’s infamous drumming.
We’re very excited, and very busy, sending out promotional copies from HQ (i.e.; the dining room table) and getting the word out!
You can order copies HERE.
We still have a few limited edition, numbered copies of superfallingstars CD Sampler! For $4 you can own a little piece of history!