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Crossing Words

by Shoebox Letters

If you've ever wondered what the progeny of a couple of Fleetwood Mac / Tom Petty / Ryan Adams members would sound like, try the new "Crossing Words" release from the Portland, Oregon mainstays Shoebox Letters on for size. You're in for a surprise.
Genre: Rock: Americana
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Boones Ferry Road
4:32 $0.99
2. I Can Tell
3:22 $0.99
3. New Eyes Now
3:20 $0.99
4. Braver By the Hour
3:07 $0.99
5. Crossing Words
3:02 $0.99
6. Tried To
2:33 $0.99
7. Turn the Tables
2:52 $0.99
8. In Dreams
3:23 $0.99
9. Losing Sleep
3:06 $0.99
10. Shoulda Been Holding On
4:20 $0.99
11. Boones Ferry Road (Reprise #1)
0:38 $0.99
12. Boones Ferry Road (Reprise #2)
0:46 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Crossing Words, the latest offering by Shoebox Letters, is now here, for you to hear. Dishing up 10 new songs spanning a wide range of styles, this new Shoe’s CD was custom made to tickle the hairs of your inner ears.

Opening up with the haunting country-tinged rocker “Boones Ferry Road” you’ll spin neatly into the made for radio “I Can Tell”. Served up smartly by Stephanie, its sweet melody juxtaposes nicely with the darkly-tinted glimpse of “New Eyes Now” that follows. Next up, “Braver By The Hour”, co-written by Dennis and Grammy Award Nominee writer Pat Bunch, starts off with a smarmy guitar intro.

The title track “Crossing Words” again is aimed straight at radio airplay, taking a unique lyric derived from the popular newspaper pastime. “Tried To”, a rock-punk (ponk?) tune that has Dennis plaintively wailing during the coda is followed by “Turn The Tables” – sung by David, wherein a jovial lover is about to be jilted. “In Dreams” provides a little lullaby interlude leading into “Losing Sleep”, which shows Dennis’ soft side, talking of a love going thru a rough patch.

“Shoulda Been Holding On” ramps up the rocker side of the Shoe’s again, and, for a little surprise, the band drops a few out-take snippets of versions of the opener “Boones Ferry Road”, which gives us all a unique peek into where they went before they got to where they were going.

You’ll find it tough to musically pigeon-hole Shoebox Letters, other than to say you’ll be chewing on some tasty, well-crafted musical nuggets with a heaped-up helping of quirky lyrics that touch on a range of emotions and common thoughts / experiences we all share.

Crossing Words by Shoebox Letters. They’re different. It’s Shoebox Letters. They’re always different.



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