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The Shades Announce October 6 EP Release

The upcoming EP release from Chicago trio The Shades drives across the country on a wind-swept, harmony-drenched road trip with friends, family, and an intoxicating summer breeze. The EP, Miles Made of Inches, is due out October 6. The band, comprised of NBC’s The Voice Season 11 semi-finalist Andrew DeMuro (Team Adam Levine), and brothers Phil and Mark Jacobson capitalize on moments of inspiration and melodic overhauls to create a diverse sound. The single, “Only For A Moment,” is available as an approved downloadable mp3.

Miles Made of Inches was recorded in half a dozen living rooms across America. The accessibility of technology allowed them to take these moments and bounce them across state-line studios from Miami, to New York and Chicago; staying true to the title and shrinking every mile along the way. With influences spanning from pop and Americana, to Beatlemania and even hip hop, the band’s experiences find lyrical homes within the EP’s themes of love, loss, strength, perseverance, and the value of taking risks by seizing life’s fleeting moments.

“Only For A Moment” was inspired by the fleeting Chicago summer. The band, who often plays at local venues like the House of Blues, Schuba’s, and The Elbo Room, captured the changing seasons through sunset harmonies and upbeat melodies that stretch into tomorrow. The symbolism of weather and the changing seasons calls to action while reminding us that just as summer can come and go, so can important moments in our life. Whether it’s a first kiss, an important interview, or stopping to feel the morning’s first ray of light, it is important to capture every moment. The lyrics highlight this imagery and message saying “I’ve seen September greens fade into Autumn, I’ve fought the January blues, April rain gonna wash away my pain...Another summer brings me back to you.”

Miles Made of Inches Track Listing

  1. See You Again
  2. Take You Home
  3. Only For a Moment
  4. Some & Others
  5. The Path Without
  6. The Wildfire

About The Shades

The Shades is comprised of NBC The Voice’s Andrew DeMuro (lead vocals), and brothers Phil & Mark Jacobson (vocals & guitars). With roots stretching from the New Jersey coast to the Chicago suburbs, the boys’ paths collided in South Florida at 2008, when DeMuro met Mark on his freshman floor at the University of Miami. They have performed at New York City’s Lincoln Center and Rockwood Music Hall, as well as Chicago’s City Winery and House of Blues. The group has performed with Billy Joel, Matisyahu, Jon Secada, Patti Austin, and Raul Midon, as well as had direct experience with Adam Levine. “Take You Home,” was featured as a ‘Daily Discovery’ in American Songwriter Magazine, and was chosen as one of ten finalists in NewSong Music’s International Songwriting Competition.


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Paul Corsi

When he’s not playing a show or practicing with his band Go Tiger, Go! he can be found at one of Detroit’s best new restaurants or taking in the sights and sounds that the area has to offer. He loves running, coffee houses, playing with puppies, and the occasional vortex of video games.

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