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New album update...

It's been a few weeks since the last posting, so we wanted to let folks know that progress continues in earnest on the new SHOES record (as-yet untitled)!  While final overdubs are being completed on the last 2 songs, the…
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Song Listing for new Shoes album!

While an official album title has yet to be decided on, we now know the song titles for the 15 songs that look to make up the forthcoming disc!  So, here they are in alphabetical order with the songwriter listed…
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New SHOES album nears completion!

Cooper House Studio received a couple of visitors over the weekend to preview some rough mixes of the upcoming SHOES album; the author and editor of the upcoming book cronicaling SHOES' 35+ year musical career-Mary Donnelly (author) and Moira McCormick…
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Will Birch C-90 compilation for MOJO includes a song by SHOES!

There's a CD compilation listed on Power Pop Criminals Blogspot that includes a version of Tomorrow Night by SHOES!  Apparently, this comp was originally compiled in 1994 by Will Birch (drummer for The Records) for  MOJO magazine, but is now…
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High hopes for 2012!

After taking a seasonal break from the studio and with the holidays behind us, Shoes look forward to getting back to business and finishing up the new record.  We hope you had a relaxing and enjoyable holiday season and we…
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Final rhythm tracks recorded with John Richardson!

Johnny Richardson broke away from his gigging and Drum Farm Studio obligations long enough to lay down the drums for what should be the last time on the new Shoes project.  John breezed through the last song, "Wrong Idea" and…
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Backing vocal bonanza during the month of November!

The month of November was a busy one for the guys with John working on the final arrangement for his latest song, "Wrong Idea" as well as numerous backing vocal overdubs dominating most of the sessions.  John Richardson is scheduled…
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October points to a bountiful harvest on new Shoes recording!

October has been a fruitful and busy month, as progress continues on the 15 new Shoes songs currently in the works.  Despite having played drums with the band for over 17 years, since the Propeller tour of 1994, John Richardson…

Shoes take Labor Day weekend literally

As a result of The Gin Blossoms playing a gig in nearby Naperville, IL drummer John Richardson was able to find some free time during the extended Labor Day weekend and pounded away the days in the studio with Shoes…

Shoes continue work on new tracks, in lieu of extreme weather

Despite dramatic weather conditions over the last 6 weeks including, tornadoes, waterspouts, hurricane velocity winds, fallen trees, lightning strikes and torrential rainfalls, work continues on the new album project by Shoes, with overdubs continuing and new songs being brought in…
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SHOES lay down more basic tracks with John Richardson

Shoes' drummer John Richardson was able to find some time away from the construction of his new studio, The Drum Farm and his touring dates with The Gin Blossoms to head into the studio over Mother's Day weekend, to lay…
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Chicago-based film maker includes SHOES song in new film

Chicago-based, independent film maker Daniel Cooper, of COOPERsPLANET productions is premiering his new short film comedy, "Bigger & Better Things" Friday, June 24th, 2011 at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago. The film, which was written, directed, & animated…