Power pop legends Shoes have released their first new album in 18 years called Ignition. It’s their best album yet, full of melodic hooks that will make you wanna crank your volume knob up to eleven. In addition, the guys recently helped compile 35 Years – The Definitive Shoes Collection, their first-ever career-spanning best of.
If that weren’t enough, Mary E. Donnelly, a devoted fan of the band, is putting the finishing touches on Boys Don’t Lie: A History of Shoes. We talk with guitarist Gary Klebe about many of the troubles the band went through that caused the long wait between albums. He also talks about Shoes getting heavy airplay on early MTV, despite their record label being oblivious to that network’s influence.