The Twin Cities' "Shoeless Revolution" was born in the belly of the
local music ovens of La Crosse, Wisconsin. They've anvil'd their sound
and aligned their rhythms to the worlds of Funk, Rock, and Pop
creating a cinder shower of fast-soul-aerobic-fusion. One year ago
they migrated to the Minneapolis/St. Paul arena and have been claiming
the Twin Cities as their new stomping grounds. They've assembled a
crowd of new ears and old by tailoring their songs to follow the gut
of the dance floor, and hearken to the call of the funk-visceral-gods!
"SPEAK UP" released in 2008, the group's toe-stomping and soulful
debut album saw them turning problems such as "having too much junk in
their car" into a tight ballad for the everyday twenty something. The
proverbial theme song "Repeat" screams of seizing not the day but the
entire life with sweet intelligency. The album is a journey, taking
you through rhythmic gaiety, melodic grit, soul searching lyrics and
red levels of danceability. In recent months Shoeless has followed
their own advice and "simplified" their live show to find the groups
elemental sound. They have overhauled old favorites and focused on
the bricks and mortar of what they can bring to the feast of rock. The
band is shooting for the spring of 2010 to release their sophomore
album where these new revelations will be evident.
Having made their way through snow and detours they've set their
chassis to their craft and traversed the Midwest for nearly five years
(that's almost a pentade!), fueled by a 93 Chevy Eurosport Conversion
Van and a hankering for big experiences and tiny discoveries. Their
only sermon is that of living without one: keeping your own compass
tuned to North. Oh, and the lack of footwear? It's a mystery.
Constantly changing, forever aware, irrefutably footwear impaired,
they'll make you move in ways that haven't even been invented yet!