"Good News" Magazine Sept. '17 PP issue to publish online - Page 2

Shoebox Letters Keep It Simple And Keep It Smart "The title of the new album by Shoebox Letters isn’t exactly a tell-all. While Keep It Simple may suggest a series of inconsequential pop songs, it is, in truth, anything but. The sentiments are weary, yet resilient, emotional testimonials to love, longing, and the hard choices that life often forces upon us. From the rousing title track and the Indeed, it’s the rumination that dwells below easy ramble of “Can’t Stop It” to the unabashed the surface that make these songs so singularly sentiment evidenced in such songs as revealing. Even so, the band -- Dennis Winslow, “Drinking Still,” “It’s the Thinking,” Lorin Lee, Dave Stricker, Stephanie Cox, and "Not Ex Yet” - these songs reveal and reflect Greg Paul, and Susan Lowery -- are also capable the difficult road towards attaining romantic of adding irony to their hard luck tales, relationships that may eventually endure once as evidenced by the rousing rave-up of the the hurdles are navigated successfully. self-effacing “Boss of Bad Decisions.” It’s not always easy; as they so eloquently ex- Ultimately, Keep It Simple marks another press in “Band Aids and Blisters,” it’s often a case triumph for a group that’s consistently of “hoping for something I likely won’t find.” proven themselves one of the most remarkably Still, despite its sadder suggestions, this isn’t adept Americana bands on the planet today. simply a soundtrack to listen to while shedding And that folks, is the simple truth." tears in one’s beers; rather, it’s a series of - Lee Zimmerman narratives that relay hard-learned lessons -- full of passion, purpose, and perseverance. NO DEPRESSION MAGAZINE NOW PLAYING ON THE BEAR! Find out more @ ShoeboxLettersRock.net, and on Facebook/ShoeboxLetters. ... AND BUY THE DISC AT: