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 other 13 songs received basic mixdown.  With digital recording (as opposed to tape-based recording) these basic mixes can be returned to, after being reviewed and tweaked, without having to start from scratch.  This makes life alot easier and final mixes can be altered at anytime, without sacrificing previous tone or volume settings.  If John wants more cowbell on a song, the mix can be retrieved and the cowbell can be turned up, without hours of advance set-up.  No fuss, no muss.  But, to get the best of both worlds (analog and digital) the mixing is being done through a process called "stemming" where the digital tracks are sub-grouped and fed through outboard analog gear, to capitalize on the "warmth" that comes from using analog gear.  It's a bit more work to set-up, but Shoes has never skimped on working to get things to sound the best they can.  You gotta love technology!

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  • Brianlnaron

    Brianlnaron

    Really looking forward to new Shoestunes. Any chance of the new album getting released on vinyl. That would be sweet! Is this going to be a Spring, Summer release...? Any promo goodies to go along with it? So many questions, huh. Thanx guys, Brian Naron from Tacoma, WA.

    Really looking forward to new Shoestunes. Any chance of the new album getting released on vinyl. That would be sweet! Is this going to be a Spring, Summer release...? Any promo goodies to go along with it? So many questions, huh. Thanx guys, Brian Naron from Tacoma, WA.

  • admin@shoeswire.com

    admin@shoeswire.com

    Brian-A vinyl version of the new album is being considered. But due to the total length of the 15 songs (over 56 minutes!) it would not all fit onto a single 12" LP (typically under 38 minute max.) Also being considered are various "promo goodies". Please feel free to make any suggestions. We're hoping for a spring release date. Thanks for your input!

    Brian-A vinyl version of the new album is being considered. But due to the total length of the 15 songs (over 56 minutes!) it would not all fit onto a single 12" LP (typically under 38 minute max.) Also being considered are various "promo goodies". Please feel free to make any suggestions. We're hoping for a spring release date. Thanks for your input!

  • mod 61

    mod 61

    One of the better news of 2012 til now is the upcoming release of my beloved THE SHOES, a band that follow since the Present Tense glorious days, in vinyl of course. Got a lot of vinyls and cds of this gentlemen, including the Double Exposure release. In the summer of 1991, during a brief but unforgettable visit to Los Angeles, almost see Shoes live, but after a long and euphoric ride to the Trancas Club in Malibu with my brother Jose, we found that the gig was suddenly suspended. Hope they will tour Europe soon and land in Madrid, Spain, my hometown, for a really desired power pop, ultramelodic live action!!! Best to my longtime friends and team around. Antonio

    One of the better news of 2012 til now is the upcoming release of my beloved THE SHOES, a band that follow since the Present Tense glorious days, in vinyl of course. Got a lot of vinyls and cds of this gentlemen, including the Double Exposure release. In the summer of 1991, during a brief but unforgettable visit to Los Angeles, almost see Shoes live, but after a long and euphoric ride to the Trancas Club in Malibu with my brother Jose, we found that the gig was suddenly suspended. Hope they will tour Europe soon and land in Madrid, Spain, my hometown, for a really desired power pop, ultramelodic live action!!! Best to my longtime friends and team around. Antonio

  • Lauri R.

    Lauri R.

    Hi. Any specific date for the release of the new cd? Can't wait to hear the new music! I enjoy listening to SHOES when I'm working out. Gotta love ipods. Love from, Arizona!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Hi. Any specific date for the release of the new cd? Can't wait to hear the new music! I enjoy listening to SHOES when I'm working out. Gotta love ipods. Love from, Arizona!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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