Brown Shoe’s fifth release, Lonely Beast, is a full-length album broken up into three EP’s, the first of which will be released on April 8, 2014. The idea behind breaking it up into three parts is a convoluted one; you could chalk it up to the changing landscape of digital media (or whatever), or to the shrinking attention span of the general public. You could call it a “think piece,” says Bryson, “(just kidding.)” But really, when the idea presented itself, the final point was this: Why not?
The band has always been pulled in two directions: simple and smart, and loud and big. Three EP’s means three concentrated sessions of recording and producing, rather than one long, protracted one. It means circumventing the pressure to release ten or twelve songs all at once simply because that’s the format an album was supposed to adhere to not that long ago. The band will write these new songs because that’s what’s exciting to them. It’s a way for them to be excited pretty much all the goddamn time, and to make music for people that feel the same.
New track from Brown Shoe that dropped today. The Cali brothers released “Babe In Woods,” the third and final single from their forthcoming EP Lonely Beast Part I (out April 8th). Lonely Beast Part II and Part III will be out later this year.
Brown Shoe – New single, “Babe In Woods”