The Cold Stares – Heavy Shoes (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/44,1kHz | Time – 38:35 minutes | 452 MB | Genre: Blues Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Mascot Records
Indiana duo The Cold Stares will release their new album Heavy Shoes on 13th August via Mascot Records.
Their story alone would be enough for a drama series – cancer, suicide, betrayal, divorce, loss, self-identity crisis, survival, and ancestral skeletons. Write about what you know, they say.
There’s a richness running through the songs with dark, multi-layered narratives that course through every twist and turn. Dirty fuzzed-up rock and roll meet blues, garage, desert rock and a Southern Gothic sensibility. Sombre storytelling is etched into their songs with unflinching honesty. For Chris Tapp and Brian Mullins, authenticity is their hallmark.
Recorded largely at Sam Phillips Recording Studio, Memphis – with the remaining at their studio in Indiana – this Memphis vibe has seeped into the record. How could it not – the music, the history, the people, the Mississippi river. Mixed by Mark Needham (The Killers) and mastered by Andy Vandette (Beastie Boys/Smashing Pumpkins), Heavy Shoes is their heaviest record yet.
1. Heavy Shoes (03:10)
2. 40 Dead Men (03:08)
3. Take This Body From Me (03:02)
4. Hard Times (03:26)
5. In The Night Time (03:08)
6. Strange Light (03:01)
7. Prosecution Blues (03:53)
8. It’s A Game (02:31)
9. Save You From You (03:18)
10. You Wanted Love (02:43)
11. Election Blues (03:29)
12. Dust In My Hands (03:46)