Today’s song (and album) comes right in time for the slew of local holiday weekend shows…what a batch to preview! Milwaukee’s Trapper Schoepp & the Shades‘ new album Run, Engine, Run will be released on Good Land Records this Friday, right in time for their Turner Hall show with .357 String Band (who just announced that this show will be their last together as a band) and Those Poor Bastards.
Milwaukee’s A.V. Club is calling it “a huge step forward in its laid-back roots-rock sound,” since the release of 2009′s Lived and Moved, and although the band gets pegged for a laid-back and drawling heartland sound, their cohesion on stage makes them pop amongst like-minded outfits. Maybe it’s the whole band of brothers thing with Trapper Schoepp (guitar/vocals) and Tanner Schoepp (bass/vocals)…maybe it’s just that they’re pretty darn good musicians. Nonetheless, Friday should be one for the books in regards to hellos and goodbyes. Thanks to the .357 String Band for so many years of great music. We’ll miss you.