Shoes News

SHOES members film interviews for music documentary 

On the heals of the April 18th Record Day release of the "Primal Vinyl" LP and the release of the new Ken Sharp book  "Play On! Power Pop Heroes Vol. 2" (featuring a 38 page chapter on Shoes), Boston film maker Justin Fielding flew in this week and spent 3 days interviewing the band for his upcoming music documentary "The Power Pop Movie".  Tentatively set for a 2016 release, you can follow the progress with updates of the film's progress here; www.powerpopmovie.com

"Primal Vinyl" LP available through mailorder! 

If you came home empty-handed on Record Store Day and missed out on scoring a copy of the new star-burst vinyl LP "Primal Vinyl" from your local record store, don't worry.  You can still get a copy available from the Bompstore mail order service!  They even have a limited number (50) of a special DELUXE package available that includes the star-burst colored vinyl disc, a white label test pressing, a badge, a poster and a special t-shirt!  Go here to get more info;
http://www.bompstore.com/shoes-primal-vinyl-Read more

A sneak peek at the Primal Vinyl LP! 

Just got a chance to check out the cool starburst vinyl pressing of the upcoming Primal Vinyl LP and it looks (and sounds) pretty cool!  With starburst colored vinyl, every copy is unique and looks a bit different.  So, you never know exactly what each one will look like....

New: SHOES "Primal Vinyl" LP coming on Record Store Day, 4/18/15! 

In association with Alive NaturalSound Records, SHOES is proud to announce the upcoming Record Store Day vinyl release of "Primal Vinyl" on LP.   The disc features 12 songs culled from past albums, demoes and even includes a NEW live version of I Don't Wanna Hear It, from the 2013 tour!  The limited pressing will be on starburst colored vinyl!  Read more info and see the cover art here;  http://www.alive-records.com/artist/shoes/

SHOES to be featured in upcoming Power Pop book by Ken Sharp! 

Celebrated music writer Ken Sharp is releasing a massively researched, 3-volume book series on Power Pop that will feature a section on SHOES in volume 2, due out in January of 2015!  With tons of band interviews and previously unreleased pics and documents, this series will provide insight into the workings of some of the music industry's most melodic rockers.  The term "Power Pop" was originally coined by Pete Townsend of the Who, to describe their music and it has since blossomed into an entire sub-genre… Read more

Skip Meyer 1949-2014 

Today we lost our best friend and comrade of nearly 40 years. Surrounded by his wife and children, Skip passed away at his home after battling a lingering illness.  He was an integral part of our band’s early evolution, and his upbeat, easy-going nature was inspiring and contagious.  Skip was just a fun guy to be around.  He will be greatly missed, but his spirit will forever be with us. 

"Breaking It Down" radio interview with Jeff Murphy of SHOES airs 6/30/2014 

On monday June 30th, 103.9-FM LI News Radio will air an interview with Jeff Murphy from the band SHOES at 2pm EDT on the "Breaking It Down" radio show with host Frank MacKay.  The interview can also be heard at that same time online, via the link; http://player.tritondigital.com/7501

After the initial airing, the interview will be distributed to various stations all over, but we can't say what's on where or when.  Soon after, the interview will be put up on their YouTube channel where Shoes fans can check it… Read more

SHOES head off to Valparaiso, IN to perform this saturday night, May 31st! 

SHOES will be performing this saturday night, May 31st in Valparaiso, IN at the beautiful and historic Memorial Opera House!  2 weeks after playing in Brooklyn, NY for the Trouser Press 40th Anniversary event/Power Pop Festival, the guys are geared up and ready to do it again.  Different from the usual "club-style" venue, The Memorial Opera House features comfortable, theatre seating in a more acoustically tailored setting.  Check their website for seating lay-out and availability.

SHOES return to SPACE in Evanston on July 19th! 

SHOES will return to play a show at SPACE in Evanston on saturday, July 19th at 8pm.  It's a 93XRT Show and comes almost exactly a year since their last visit to this beautiful and intimate venue.
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