Shoes News

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;

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;

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.

SHOES Hit the Road in 2014! 

After a long and frigid winter, warmer weather heralds sunny days ahead and SHOES take to the road! 

On May 10th SHOES will travel to New York to take part in the Brooklyn Power Pop Festival for the iconic Trouser Press magazine, headed by friend and longtime SHOES supporter, Ira Robbins.  SHOES will appear at The Bell House in Brooklyn with Paul Collins (formerly of The Beat).

Then, on May 31st SHOES travel to Valparaiso, Indiana to play at the beautiful and historic Memorial Opera House (MOH).  See the… Read more

New video by Lou Hinkhouse posted for Head vs. Heart from Ignition! 

Video veteran Lou Hinkhouse has put together a new video for Head vs. Heart featuring footage shot during the recent SHOES  tour.  Lou is a seasoned video professional that is not only a master video editor (having done work for Billy Coragan of Smashing Pumpkins), he is also a longtime friend of the band and was one of the folks responsible for the 1984 videos for When Push Comes To Shove and the 2007 video interview with Jeff.  Check it out on the Shoetube link here; or on… Read more
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