1. "In On You" from the new Shoes album, Ignition.

    From Ken Tucker’s review:

    The band Shoes made do-it-yourself records in the ’70s before “DIY” became an indie music-business catchphrase; it was indie when that phrase still implied, “too marginal to be signed to a major label.” Shoes — two brothers plus two friends — formed in 1974 in Zion, Ill., as self-taught musicians who wanted to do something besides get a 9-to-5 after high school. They may have ended up having to join the day-job workforce, but for nearly 40 years, the members of Shoes have cobbled together albums like stubborn craftsmen who know that their trade is at once outmoded and valuable. At this point, its members are so aware of this that they can risk self-criticism by titling a new song “Diminishing Returns,” which comes from Ignition, the band’s first new album in 18 years.

  2. Shoes

    Ignition

    Ken Tucker