State Radio Shares "Big Man," Marking The One Year Anniversary Of The Occupy Movement; Available To Download At

Following the announcement of their forthcoming album - Rabbit Inn Rebellion (out October 22 via Ruff Shod/Nettwerk Records) – State Radio partners with Rolling Stone to reveal their latest single, “Big Man.” The track is one of this week’s featured “Daily Downloads”; click HERE.

As the largest international protest, The Occupy Movement inspired the story behind “Big Man.” A song about the social and economic inequality within the financial structure -- with a shout out to the late Mohamed Bouazizi (the Tunisian street vendor who set himself on fire) as well as references to Icharus (greed) and Solomon (wisdom) - “Big Man” comes out one year after Occupy Wall Street received wide coverage on September 17, 2011.

"With the one year anniversary of The Occupy Movement approaching, I'm proud of our contingent here in Boston on the front lines. The song is about the economic disparity between Wall Street and the rest of us, while referencing Icharus (greed) and Solomon (wisdom). Playing at Boston's Dewey Square was a dream for me. I was so honored to be there, let alone play music, for our brothers and sisters who are making a stand against injustice and corruption," – says lead singer/guitarist Chad Stokes.

State Radio’s Stokes (of Dispatch & Chadwick Stokes), Chuck Fay and Mike “Mad Dog” Najarian serve up rock n’ roll realism that weaves together stories of the downtrodden and the oppressed, but never loses its sense of hope. Demonstrating the band’s versatility, Rabbit Inn Rebellion is raw and gritty, rolling with thunderous drumming and delectably grimy guitars, moving away from the previously reggae- and ska-tinged productions on 2009's Let It Go.

State Radio will kick off their North American tour on release day. Starting in Carrboro, NC, the tour will include two dates - October 26th and 27th - at the Calling All Crows' 4th Annual Northampton Halloween Weekend. The weekend includes the CAC Northampton Halloween 5K, where State Radio fans and Calling All Crows supporters take to the streets of downtown, in costume, for a fun walk/run to support CAC’s new marriage equality campaign, Human Rights. Civil Rights. RIGHT NOW! For more information, please visit: For full tour dates, see below.

Tour Dates:

10/23/12 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
10/25/12 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
10/26/12 – Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse*
10/27/12 – Northampton, MA @ Calvin Theater
11/01/12 – New Haven, CT @ Toad’s
11/02/12 – Providence, RI @ Lupo’s
11/03/12 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony
11/07/12 – Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
11/08/12 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
11/09/12 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig
11/10/12 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Live
11/15/12 – Lawrence, KS @ Bottleneck
11/16/12 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
11/17/12 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
11/29/12 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
11/30/12 – Toronto, ON @ El Mocambo
12/01/12 – Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
12/06/12 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
12/07/12 – New York, NY @ Slipper Room*
12/08/12 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
12/14/12 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair*
12/15/12 – Boston, MA @ House Of Blues
*Chad Stokes Solo Date

Track List:

1. H.A.C.K.I.N. (Yeah Man)
2. Freckled Mary
3. Roadway Broken
4. Big Man
5. Take Cover
6. Adelaide
7. Desert Queen
8. Sugarbeet Wine
9. The Bridge is Burning
10. State Of Georgia
11. Black Welsh Mountain
12. Ocean*
*Bonus Track On iTunes Version

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