It’s true. You can’t always get what you want.
Even if you ask politely and offer lots of pizza.
But I guess sometimes you get what you need.
Or at least a really kind and thoughtful email. ♥
Hey, it’s good to hear from you! We really appreciate the support for Shoes by the folks at Reckless Records and we support the indie scene as well! You guys are the backbone of what makes buying records fun and educational (try asking a clerk at Target or Best Buy about Shoes or Big Star or even Fountains of Wayne!).
We aren’t really in a position to do any live gigs at this point in time. (Damn, we LOVE Chicago pizza!) But we whole-heartly support your ethos and wish you all the best on Record Store Day. The camaraderie and social atmosphere of the indie music store can’t be underestimated in it’s scope and influence. I have very fond memories of hanging out at our local, indie music store (sadly departed) and have a soft spot in my heart for it.
Good luck with things and thanks again, for supporting Shoes!