Ignition launches TODAY, exclusively through Shoeswire!

It's here!  The new CD, Ignition is finally here and available early through Shoeswire.com.  In advance of the Aug. 14th street date, Ignition is now available as downloads and CD exclusively to folks that order here, on Shoeswire.com.  Mainstrean distribution and download sites like iTunes, Amazon and CD Baby will also carry Ignition, but it won't be available there until the official release date of Aug. 14th.  We appreciate everyone that pre-ordered Ignition (from different 12 countries!) and those orders are the first to be shipped.  Thanks for your support and we hope you enjoy the ride!

19 comments

  • Brian Naron

    Brian Naron

    You're welcome!!

    You're welcome!!

  • Jono

    Jono

    Like any other Shoes release, I've enjoyed every single song on "Ignition". I look forward to going to my mailbox this week!

    Like any other Shoes release, I've enjoyed every single song on "Ignition". I look forward to going to my mailbox this week!

  • Donmand72

    Donmand72

    At Milwaukee's Summerfest. Shoes need to play here in 2013. 700 bands in 11 days! Many Power Pop fans. Ignition will be in my mailbox Friday. Can't wait. Thanks

    At Milwaukee's Summerfest. Shoes need to play here in 2013. 700 bands in 11 days! Many Power Pop fans. Ignition will be in my mailbox Friday. Can't wait. Thanks

  • Dean

    Dean

    Were all the cd copies mailed out at the same time? Just wondering when to expect this. Been waiting 18 years. By the way I'm in North Carolina.

    Were all the cd copies mailed out at the same time? Just wondering when to expect this. Been waiting 18 years. By the way I'm in North Carolina.

  • Jono

    Jono

    I agree with the comment about Shoes coming to Summerfest. Saw them in 1990 on July 4th, and it was a great show on a very hot day. I was hoping my cd would arrive today, but no such luck. Can't wait!!

    I agree with the comment about Shoes coming to Summerfest. Saw them in 1990 on July 4th, and it was a great show on a very hot day. I was hoping my cd would arrive today, but no such luck. Can't wait!!

  • Linda

    Linda

    Editor's Note: Dean, the CD's were mailed domestically in the US on July 5 & 6. International orders were mailed today (July 9). Depending on where you live, you should be receiving them this week. We're shipping them as fast as we can! Thanks for your patience!

    Editor's Note:
    Dean, the CD's were mailed domestically in the US on July 5 & 6. International orders were mailed today (July 9). Depending on where you live, you should be receiving them this week. We're shipping them as fast as we can! Thanks for your patience!

  • John Winters

    John Winters

    Got Ignition! Fired it up. Mere words cannot do it justice. But here goes: Outstanding, incredible, sheer pop artistry. Best Shoes ever. Another reason to go on living. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    Got Ignition! Fired it up. Mere words cannot do it justice. But here goes: Outstanding, incredible, sheer pop artistry. Best Shoes ever. Another reason to go on living.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  • Donmand72

    Donmand72

    Got it today: Monday. Faves so far: The Joke's on You, Maybe Now, Hot Mess, Say It like you mean It and Only We Remain. Cranking it up on the way to work. Thanks again.

    Got it today: Monday. Faves so far: The Joke's on You, Maybe Now, Hot Mess, Say It like you mean It and Only We Remain. Cranking it up on the way to work. Thanks again.

  • Luther Center

    Luther Center

    Got mine yesterday....F**king incredible!!!! Best CD I've heard in years!

    Got mine yesterday....F**king incredible!!!! Best CD I've heard in years!

  • Donmand72

    Donmand72

    Please play some Live Shows in the Midwest. "Ignition" is way to GOOD to "stay in the studio". There plenty of small Clubs SHOES could fill up! Rock On!

    Please play some Live Shows in the Midwest. "Ignition" is way to GOOD to "stay in the studio". There plenty of small Clubs SHOES could fill up! Rock On!

  • Dean

    Dean

    Got mine on Tuesday. I knew I would not be disappointed. This is a fantastic release and John Richardson's drumming is awesome. Album of the year!!! Hope you guys find someone to do this on vinyl. I will be the first in line to buy it. Cheers..

    Got mine on Tuesday. I knew I would not be disappointed. This is a fantastic release and John Richardson's drumming is awesome. Album of the year!!! Hope you guys find someone to do this on vinyl. I will be the first in line to buy it. Cheers..

  • RC Hensley

    RC Hensley

    Got Ignition on Tuesday. After multiple listens have had a chance to digest the whole Lp. Although some of the album has Shoes' trademark fuzz guitars, alot of the songs have more jangly and acoustic guitars, which reminds me of Jeff's solo record. There are some great searing sonic guitar solos, which I think is another departure for Shoes. Of course, I don't think I'm the only one who is blown away by "Hot Mess" -- quite simply, the nastiest, rawest (is that a word?) song Shoes has ever done. Never heard John sing like that! Other highlights for me: Gary's "Sign of Life" and "Nobody to Blame" (Overall,I think Gary's contribution's are more of what Shoes fans are use to, while the Murphy brothers' are of the aforementioned acoustic variety, including the pleasantly surprising use of piano on a few); Jeff's haunting "Out of Round" and the equally equisite "Maybe Now"; and, finally, John's "I Thought You Knew" and "In On You". But, really, I love the whole album. Not a bad song on it. It will be interesting to see how the record is received by the "professional" critics. If the reviews aren't all positive, it will be a travesty.

    Got Ignition on Tuesday. After multiple listens have had a chance to digest the whole Lp. Although some of the album has Shoes' trademark fuzz guitars, alot of the songs have more jangly and acoustic guitars, which reminds me of Jeff's solo record. There are some great searing sonic guitar solos, which I think is another departure for Shoes. Of course, I don't think I'm the only one who is blown away by "Hot Mess" -- quite simply, the nastiest, rawest (is that a word?) song Shoes has ever done. Never heard John sing like that! Other highlights for me: Gary's "Sign of Life" and "Nobody to Blame" (Overall,I think Gary's contribution's are more of what Shoes fans are use to, while the Murphy brothers' are of the aforementioned acoustic variety, including the pleasantly surprising use of piano on a few); Jeff's haunting "Out of Round" and the equally equisite "Maybe Now"; and, finally, John's "I Thought You Knew" and "In On You". But, really, I love the whole album. Not a bad song on it. It will be interesting to see how the record is received by the "professional" critics. If the reviews aren't all positive, it will be a travesty.

  • Doug in Nebraska

    Doug in Nebraska

    Totally Awesome CD. After an eighteen year break from recording, Shoes goes and creates an album that's easily as good as, or perhaps even better than, anything they've ever done. [Too hard for me to pick a favorite.] Way to go guys! And Thank You. Ignition is well worth the years of waiting and hoping. And by the way, you know the cover art would make a really cool T-Shirt.

    Totally Awesome CD. After an eighteen year break from recording, Shoes goes and creates an album that's easily as good as, or perhaps even better than, anything they've ever done. [Too hard for me to pick a favorite.] Way to go guys! And Thank You. Ignition is well worth the years of waiting and hoping. And by the way, you know the cover art would make a really cool T-Shirt.

  • miketaylor

    miketaylor

    Received Ignition on Thursday at home in Cleethorpes UK. What a great album, definitely worth the wait. Songs are brilliant, production superb. Playing it on repeat at home and in the car. Favourite tracks changing all the time.

    Received Ignition on Thursday at home in Cleethorpes UK. What a great album, definitely worth the wait. Songs are brilliant, production superb. Playing it on repeat at home and in the car. Favourite tracks changing all the time.

  • Glen

    Glen

    All I can say is WOW !!!!!!!!!!! Thank you SHOES for recording some new stuff - been waiting for years !! Again - THANKS !!!!!!!!!! You guys rock !!

    All I can say is WOW !!!!!!!!!!!
    Thank you SHOES for recording some new stuff - been waiting for years !!
    Again - THANKS !!!!!!!!!! You guys rock !!

  • izzy55

    izzy55

    I must say that after listening to the new cd numerous times, I can't stop listening to it. It is totally fresh new sound and my 20 yr old daughter loves even more. My favorires are HEAD vs Heart-Jokes on You-Diminishing Returns-Heaven Help Me-Wrong Idea-Hot Mess-Say It like You Mean It(My Favorite)-Nobody To Blame-In On You-Only We Remain Also,I thank the guys for autographing my new cd as per requested wehen I ordered it. WOULD ENJOY SEEING THEM LIVE,SO LET'S SEE WHAT HAPPENS Would tell all fans this is a must buy. Can't stop listening everyday-Worth the 18 yr wait

    I must say that after listening to the new cd numerous times, I can't stop listening to it.
    It is totally fresh new sound and my 20 yr old daughter loves even more. My favorires are HEAD vs Heart-Jokes on You-Diminishing Returns-Heaven Help Me-Wrong Idea-Hot Mess-Say It like You Mean It(My Favorite)-Nobody To Blame-In On You-Only We Remain
    Also,I thank the guys for autographing my new cd as per requested wehen I ordered it.
    WOULD ENJOY SEEING THEM LIVE,SO LET'S SEE WHAT HAPPENS
    Would tell all fans this is a must buy.
    Can't stop listening everyday-Worth the 18 yr wait

  • foreveryourfanandfriend

    foreveryourfanandfriend

    Could not wait to have my new Shoes fix... Amazing!!! Throughout my life I've been a huge fan and connoisseur of many various pop/power pop bands but Shoes have always been my soft spot ever since the 1st time I heard them on WMMS.(Still have the 8 track!) They did it again, in full Shoes fashion, never feeling the need to leave their roots, doing what they do best! It could not be better, the neighbors will just have to deal with Shoes blowing out of my shop at max volume! Thanks guys, keep em coming, Matt&Ginny in Az.

    Could not wait to have my new Shoes fix... Amazing!!! Throughout my life I've been a huge fan and connoisseur of many various pop/power pop bands but Shoes have always been my soft spot ever since the 1st time I heard them on WMMS.(Still have the 8 track!) They did it again, in full Shoes fashion, never feeling the need to leave their roots, doing what they do best! It could not be better, the neighbors will just have to deal with Shoes blowing out of my shop at max volume! Thanks guys, keep em coming, Matt&Ginny in Az.

  • Ken

    Ken

    Love the new cd. I have played it constantly since I received it on 7/12. Check out my 5 star review of the cd on Amazon.

    Love the new cd. I have played it constantly since I received it on 7/12. Check out my 5 star review of the cd on Amazon.

  • MikeU

    MikeU

    What a fantastic work. After all the years that have past, the vocals and tracks sound amazing and the tunes are up there with your best stuff. What an absolute thrill to hear this. THANK YOU! p.s. - please, pleeeease do some live dates!!!

    What a fantastic work. After all the years that have past, the vocals and tracks sound amazing and the tunes are up there with your best stuff. What an absolute thrill to hear this. THANK YOU!

    p.s. - please, pleeeease do some live dates!!!

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