Indiana duo The Cold Stares has dropped the video for the title track from their upcoming album Heavy Shoes.
The album will be out on August 13th via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group. Recorded largely at Sam Phillips Recording Studio, Memphis – with the remaining at their studio in Indiana, and was mixed by Mark Needham (The Killers) and mastered by Andy Vandette (Beastie Boys/Smashing Pumpkins).
Talking about the song, singer/guitarist ChrisTapp 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.”
“We shot the video in an old church from the 1800’s. The church was abandoned, and in the 1980’s it was set for destruction when a woman bought it. The lady had the church moved about a mile down the road to her property and slowly started to preserve it. It’s cool that today it’s structurally sound, but they haven’t changed anything on the interior from the day the church closed its doors. Like a lot of places I love, you can feel the memories and people’s experiences in the walls,” he adds.
You want authenticity, take one long cold hard stare at these two. The Cold Stares are a rock ‘n’ roll band, but they take a sledgehammer to the foundation to reveal the cracks that are suppressed within it. With that, allowing themselves to be raw and open to show that, we are not alone.