Church Shoes ‘Loves’

A bit back we poked our mostly-absent los grillos head in to chirp the praises of Austin rockers, Church Shoes, and their shoulda-been-a-hit single, “High and Naked,” from the band’s damned fine self-titled album. At the time we also mentioned eagerly awaiting what would come next from the band, so los grillos is psyched to say that the wait is over, and the latest from Church Shoes, Loves, is out in the world for our, and your, listening pleasure. Loaded with hard-chargin’ rockers and mid-tempo toe-tappers, Loves ‘ ten tracks blend well-crafted melodies and gritty guitar slaying bite into a rock ‘n’ roll boilermaker that goes down like the shots of Powers chased with whatever beer happens to be on hand that you can find the band enjoying at the counter of Austin’s finest record store, Trailer Space.

And as fine a couple of albums as these are, to really let the pure pleasure of Church Shoes fill your bones, los grillos highly recommends catching them live. The good news is the band’s about to head out on tour, starting with a tour kick-off show in Austin. Here’s the dates and locations…

3/30 – Austin, TX @ Beerland

And then…

4/1 – Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves
4/2 – Port Arthur, TX @ Kings Cue Stick
4/3 – Shreveport, LA @ Bears on Fairfield
4/5 – Atlanta, GA @ 97 Estoria w/ Dino’s Boys
4/6 – Knoxville, TN @ Ground Swell Collective
4/7 – Ashville, NC @ Double Crown
4/8 – Washington, D.C. @ Dunes
4/9 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie w/ Jowe Head
4/10 – New York City, NY @ Cake Shop w Hectors Pets
4/11 – Detroit, MI @ Pj’s Lager House
4/12 – Detroit, MI @ Garden Bowl
4/13 – Fort Wayne, IN @ Pint n Slice
4/14 – Fort Wayne, IN @ Brass Rail
4/17 – Chicago, IL @ Owl Bar
4/18 – Milwaukee, WI @ Ground Zero w/ uh OH
4/19 – Madison, WI @ Mickeys
4/20 – Carbondale, IL @ Ski House
4/21 – Nashville, TN w/ Natural Child
4/22 – Memphis, TN @ Lamplighter
4/23 – Tulsa, OK @ The Yeti
4/24 – Ft. Worth, TX @ Lolas

Loves is out now. Grab a copy over at Trailer Space (bring beer!) or order it online via 12XU Records here.