State Radio Partners with IFC To Reveal "Big Man" Official Music Video, Featuring Unique Castrol Oil-Can Guitar; N. American Tour Continues

Partnering with IFC (Independent Film Channel), State Radio reveals the official music video for “Big Man” from their album, Rabbit Inn Rebellion - out now via Ruff Shod/Nettwerk Records.

Of the video’s subject matter, director Michael Gill says, “the video is aesthetically inspired by dystopian sci-fi movies like Brazil and Metropolis, and it is intended to satirize the myth that the wealthiest 1% of America are 'job creators'...and to just generally indict the exploitation of the working class.”

While he’s always brought it on tour, State Radio frontman Chad Stokes is seen playing the handmade 6-string African oil can guitar, also know as a ram kiekie. A gift purchased on the streets of Capetown, South Africa, the alternative to store-bought guitars is made from a Castrol oil can, bottle tops, plastic and salvaged copper. Nicknamed “Fidel Castrol,” the guitar often appears on album tracks.

State Radio’s 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 is currently touring North America to support the Calling All Crows’ new marriage equality ME Campaign. For more information, please visit:

Tour Dates:

11/13/12 - St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House
11/15/12 - Lawrence @ Bottleneck
11/16/12 - Boulder @ Fox Theatre
11/17/12 - Boulder @ Fox Theatre
11/29/12 – Chicago, IL @ Metro Chicago
11/30/12 - Toronto @ 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
* Chadwick 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

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