Scary Little Friends


Scary Little Friends is the Folk-Rock brainchild of Chris Jones with Charlie Knote on drums, and Jon Payne on bass. Chris built his own studio in the Mission district to record their debut album, “From the Beginning”, which features lilting vocals (a la Jeff Buckley) and surfs-up psychedelic guitar; a trademark of the “San Francisco Sound”. Based in both Santa Cruz and San Francisco with underlying southern soul roots, strong songwriting is really the bread and butter of this band. Scary Little Friend’s live shows combine an understated professionalism with raw talent. They connect with their audience the old-fashioned way by offering authentic heartfelt performances that fulfill our desire to connect. No gimmicks, no tricks. Just great songs about what you were thinking but couldn’t say.

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"What struck us first about these songs is how surprisingly accessible they are. Most up-and-coming bands play artsy strange stuff and then later on adjust their style to suit a larger audience. These three guys seem to have jumped right off the diving board playing songs that sound like obvious direct hits. Instead of falling into the trap of overproducing their songs, these three guys leave things nice, simple, and sparse. Seven super nice guitar pop tracks here including "Everything At Once," "Silent Revolution," "In This Lifetime," and "Rabbit Hole." - babysue

"Scary Little Friends has an incredibly accomplished sound that is certainly deserving of wider coverage, and 'In My Lifetime' shows that well, being instantly likeable and catchy enough to transcend the indie world and make them big-hitters themselves." - KevW, The Sound of Confusion

"Imagine Matt Bellamy of Muse fronting Cheap Trick and I think that lands you remotely close to their sound. If the melodies and messages on the EP’s other six songs are as tight as this one, Scary Little Friends should be one of the top bands to emerge nationwide in 2016." - Keith Creighton, Pop Dose

"No, maybe Chris, bassist Jon Payne, and drummer Charlie Knote aren’t expecting fame; but if they do find it, they probably won’t be surprised. The songs on their debut LP, From the Beginning, belong on mainstream radio stations and the Billboard charts… So even if they’re not exactly looking for fame, they embody all the ingredients to help fame find them.” - BAM Magazine

"If you’re in the mood for mellow indie rock with a folk twist, then check out Scary Little Friends. Chris Jones fronts the band, [and] a well-balanced crew complements his stellar vocals.” - The San Francisco Chronicle

"A collection of damn fine songs full of uplifting melodies, big harmonies, and the occasional freight train drums reminiscent of The Tennessee Three. Singer and primary songwriter Chris Jones crafted a polished, cohesive debut LP completely devoid of filler. The album is definitely worth your time."  - Good Times Santa Cruz

Latest Singles...

  1. The Hill and Wood - Crocodile

    The Hill and Wood - Crocodile

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  2. Beau James - Broken Hearted Past

    Beau James - Broken Hearted Past

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  3. The Lawsuits - Do Ya

    The Lawsuits - Do Ya

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  4. The Lawsuits - Romeo

    The Lawsuits - Romeo

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  5. Fruition - The Meaning

    Fruition - The Meaning

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  6. Former Belle - Honey Bee

    Former Belle - Honey Bee

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  7. Fruition - Santa Fe

    Fruition - Santa Fe

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  8. Former Belle - I Woke Up In Chicago

    Former Belle - I Woke Up In Chicago

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  9. Fruition - Labor Of Love

    Fruition - Labor Of Love

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  10. William Wild - Sleeptalk

    William Wild - Sleeptalk

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  11. The Po' Ramblin' Boys - Remember Where You Came From

    The Po' Ramblin' Boys - Remember Where You Came From

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  12. William Wild - When I've Been Gone

    William Wild - When I've Been Gone

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  13. Jeremiah Tall - Big River (Johnny Cash Cover)

    Jeremiah Tall - Big River (Johnny Cash Cover)

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  14. William Wild - Pines

    William Wild - Pines

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  15. The Po' Ramblin' Boys - I Can't Go On This Way

    The Po' Ramblin' Boys - I Can't Go On This Way

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  16. Scary Little Friends - Everything At Once

    Scary Little Friends - Everything At Once

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  17. Altadore - Punctuated Love

    Altadore - Punctuated Love

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  18. Marty O'Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra - Shudder

    Marty O'Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra - Shudder

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  19. Fruition - I Can't Stop

    Fruition - I Can't Stop

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  20. Beau James - Indigo Road

    Beau James - Indigo Road

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  21. Jeremiah Tall - Never Surrender

    Jeremiah Tall - Never Surrender

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  22. Whetherman - The Circle

    Whetherman - The Circle

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  23. Scary Little Friends - In This Lifetime

    Scary Little Friends - In This Lifetime

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  24. Jeremiah Tall - Moonlight

    Jeremiah Tall - Moonlight

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  25. The Lawsuits - (Darla Nye) Never Love Someone

    The Lawsuits - (Darla Nye) Never Love Someone

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  26. Nancarrow - Sprinklers

    Nancarrow - Sprinklers

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  27. Duke Evers - Lions

    Duke Evers - Lions

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  28. Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash - Highway Bound

    Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash - Highway Bound

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  29. Scary Little Friends - Silent Revolution

    Scary Little Friends - Silent Revolution

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  30. Jeremiah Tall - Time

    Jeremiah Tall - Time

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  31. The Palominos - Hello

    The Palominos - Hello

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  32. The Honey Dewdrops - Loneliest Songs

    The Honey Dewdrops - Loneliest Songs

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  33. Tommy Brown and the County Line Grass - Leaving This Town Little Darlin'

    Tommy Brown and the County Line Grass - Leaving This Town Little Darlin'

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  34. The Hill and Wood - Let A Good Thing Grow

    The Hill and Wood - Let A Good Thing Grow

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  35. Lowland Hum - Odell

    Lowland Hum - Odell

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  36. Just Lions - Great. Okay.

    Just Lions - Great. Okay.

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  37. Altadore - Moments

    Altadore - Moments

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