Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Shoe shine: Brown Shoe on tour & vid

Prayer among solitary mountain overlooks. Comforting wind in high grasses. The soundtrack to small simple comforts and unusual kismet. That's Folsom, CA's Brown Shoe. If My Morning Jacket lost all of their blue-sy/classic rock tendencies, then you might not have My Morning Jacket. Or from that shell of guitar glimmers and high-hat cymbal crashes and long arcing guitar parts, you might have Brown Shoe. Their songs contain a hopeful nature glazed through a mixture of elegant distorted aural washes. Like a vocalized and tight Sigur Ros. Somebody popped me their first two albums,
The Wheat Patch and Vanity last year and I still listen to them. Yeah, that's saying something. Their most recent is Jackalope which I haven't heard yet, but seems to be more of the same greatness. All their stuff is on their website.

Vid and remaining July tour dates after the jump.

The War from Brown Shoe on Vimeo.

July 22 2009 Bobo Gallery - Ashville, NC

July 23 2009 The Soapbox - Wilmington, NC

July 24 2009 The Camel - Richmond, VA

July 25 2009 Sonar - Baltimore, MD

July 26 2009 Doc Watson's Pub - Philadelphia, PA

July 27 2009 Public Assembly - Brooklyn, NY

July 28 2009 Fontana's - New York, NY

July 29 2009 All Asia Bar - Cambridge, MA

July 31 2009 Wilberts - Clevland, OH

August 1 2009 Cal's Bar - Chicago, IL

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