Track: The Cold Stares – Heavy Shoes

Indiana duo The Cold Stares have shared their new song ‘Heavy Shoes’, taken from their upcoming album of the same name, due 13th August via Mascot Records / Mascot Label Group.

Talking about the song Tapp says; 

“Heavy Shoes is a metaphor for something that is weighing you down. Could be a relationship, an addiction, or just something you can’t let go of. That feeling of every step being heavier than the last and not being able to carry the baggage any further. Heavy Shoes was the first song I had written for the album, and kind of a template we wanted to use for the rest of the record.  Heavy, bluesy, straight ahead and honest.” 
He continues; “What you hear on the track is the first take we did at Sam Phillips Studio in Memphis. If I remember right,  it might have been the first song we recorded as well.  I think I went back and recut some vocals and maybe part of the solo in late 2020 at my home studio, but the song is about as live and real as a studio session can be.”

Foot to the floor fuzzy blues backed my stadium sized drums is often all you need in life. With Heavy Shoes, The Cold Stares take a solid rock riff and bolts it to a brooding verse and sets fire to the chorus. Taps gravely vocals as the cherry on top of this rip roaring blues track.

Check it out, here

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1. Heavy Shoes
2. 40 Dead Men
3. Take This Body From Me
4. Hard Times
5. In The Night Time
6. Strange Light
7. Prosecution Blues
8. It’s A Game
9. Save You From You
10. You Wanted Love
11. Election Blues
12. Dust In My Hands
13. Hard Times

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