Posted by: Cory | February 18, 2009

Brown Shoe @ Rudyard Kipling – 3/12

Sacramento’s Brown Shoe is coming to Louisville’s Rudyard Kipling on March 12th to promote the upcoming release of their third album, Jackalope. Joe over at Each Note Secure (and a DJ for WOXY) mentioned that these guys are supposed to be a must see live. Brookln Rocks compares them to Explosions in the Sky and Mogwai, but with elements of post-punk and jam, which sounds like the strangest range.

Below is the press release & full list of tour dates….

Brown Shoe’s release of “The Wheat Patch” in 2006 garnered outstanding reviews, tremendous college radio support charting on CMJ, and comparisons to artists such as Sigur Ros, My Morning Jacket, Doves, and Red House Painters. Over the last couple of years, Brown Shoe has performed at festivals and clubs across the entire United States. They have been called everything from shoe gazers to show offs. Differences aside, people are gravitating towards their live performances.

In November 2006, Brown Shoe traveled to Lexington, Kentucky to work with producer Duane Lundy (Scourge of the Sea, Joanna James, The Parlour Boys), creating what one reviewer describes as “imaginatively dense soundscapes…alongside steady awe-inspiring rhythms and uplifting melodies.” The release of “Vanity” in June 2007 attracted even more press, placements on MTV and radio play on over 300 stations.

By the time “Vanity” was finished a handful of new songs had begun to take shape as the foundation for what would eventually become Brown Shoe’s latest record, “Jackalope”, recorded between January and April of 2008. They made the decision to stay near their hometown of Folsom, California and work with Joe Johnston (Cake, Deftones, Brown Shoe) at Pus Caverns where they recorded “The Wheat Patch”. “We wanted to be comfortable and trust in someone we knew we could count on to be as obsessive as we are; someone who would handle these personal songs with truth and transparency” -R.B.

With a finished third record, Brown Shoe looks forward to hitting the road and playing live as much as possible.

Mar 01 Comet Tavern Seattle, Washington
Mar 02 Charlie’s Bar and Grill Olympia, Washington
Mar 04 Neurolux Boise, Idaho
Mar 06 Meadowlark Bar Denver, Colorado
Mar 07 The Foundry Omaha, Nebraska
Mar 09 Vaudeville Mews Des Moines, Iowa
Mar 11 Melody Inn Indianapolis, Indiana
Mar 12 Rudyard Kipling Louisville, Kentucky
Mar 13 Cicero’s St. Louis, Missouri
Mar 15 The Nick Birmingham, Alabama
Mar 18 SXSW Austin, Texas
Mar 21 The Prophet Bar Dallas, Texas
Mar 23 Preservation Pub Knoxville, Tennessee
Mar 25 Rehab New York, New York
Mar 26 Fletchers Baltimore, Maryland
Mar 27 Dr. Watson’s Pub Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Mar 28 All Asia Bar Cambridge, Massachusetts
Mar 30 Wilbert’s Cleveland, Ohio
Apr 01 Red Line Tap Chicago, Illinois
Apr 02 Kathy’s Pub Rochester, Minnesota
Apr 10 Diablos Eugene, Oregon


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