Indiana blues duo THE COLD STARES have a new lyric video which they're premiering exclusively with Vive Le Rock!
'Prosecution Blues' is the third single to be lifted from their forthcoming fifth album Heavy Shoes, which follows on from 2019's Ways.
Guitarist/singer Chris Tapp says, "'Prosecution Blues' was an opportunity to tip our hat to some of our heavy blues influences." But he's not just talking about music...
"I'm writing from the point of Edgar Allan Poe and William Faulkner. It needs to have weight to it,” he explains. "There's not really anything that bothers me to talk about. When you don't allow yourself to be human and say what's happened to you, then you make other people that are going through tough shit think that they're alone."
Their first album for Mascot Records, Heavy Shoes was recorded at Sam Phillips Recording Studio in Nashville - "We did our Ways album there, so it very much felt like a continuation of that. So, it was familiar and pretty much the same cast of characters," says drummer Brian Mullins - and later mixed by Mark Needham (Taj Mahal, Chris Isaak) and mastered by NYC mastering legend Andy VanDette (The Almighty, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion).
Set for release on 13 August, Heavy Shoes is available to pre-order here.