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Brown Shoe Announces Spring Tour Supporting New Release Jackalope

posted Feb 6, 2009, 2:23 PM by Vu Nguyen
From  Crash Avenue

FEBRUARY 6, 2009

Brown Shoe Announces Spring Tour Supporting New Release Jackalope

Brown Shoe sets off from their hometown of Sacramento, California across the width and breadth of the US supporting their new release Jackalope (Organic Entertainment) beginning March 1st.

“I got through this album pretty quick and thats rare considering the amount of new music I listen to on a daily basis. I’ve also heard these guys are a must see live. Have a listen to a young group of guys called Brown Shoe.” Each Note Secure

"Brown Shoe's third release, Jackalope, is tough to pigeon-hole into one particular style or genre. The band's music is moody and atmospheric which easily leads to comparisons to post-rock bands like Explosions In The Sky and Mogwai but there are also elements in Brown Shoe's musics of British post-punk and American "jam" bands. The band's overall sound is an interesting amalgamation." - Brooklyn Rocks

Watch the video for Aquarium from Jackalope at

For more information on Brown Shoe, you can visit

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

About Brown Shoe:

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.