Jim Shelley & Book Of Kills

RIDING THE ECHO DOWN Is The Newest BOK Addition To Online Stores Everywhere

I've completed all the necessary steps for uploading the new BOK album, RIDING THE ECHO DOWN, to the usual online music stores. Keep in mind that some stores take a very long time to add new albums to their inventory because (as I've noted previously) many of these places give first and second priority to big and sorta big acts signed to actual record labels. However, I'll be quite surprised if RIDING THE ECHO DOWN isn't available on iTunes, Spotify, and a few other of the biggest companies within a day or two.

I'll never stop thanking all of you who've downloaded or streamed BOK songs and I'll thank you again now. You're a very big reason behind my even bothering to create a new record this year. The fact that more and more folks seem to be listening to BOK these days gives me further incentive to make more new music. I hinted at the possibility of a new trilogy of albums with RIDING THE ECHO DOWN being the first of the three. The more I've thought about it, the more that idea has proven attractive to me. But I'll have to think about the direction I want to take and I'll have to sit on the material I just completed for a while. I have some songs that are largely done that didn't show up on RTED, but I don't think that ultimately they'll show up on the next record, whenever that happens to come about.

If you're wondering, by the way, I've tended to release albums in cycles of three...not something I ever noticed on my own but had helpfully pointed out to me by a couple of very faithful long-time listeners years ago...the most prominent of which would be (I guess) 2002's ALL ABOUT YOU, 2003's WASP 51! and 2005's I CAN'T GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT LOVE. Or maybe WASP, ANYTHING and DIFFERENT? Ha! Who knows! Who cares! Just enjoy the music! And thank you! Thank you! Thank you! for your support.

If and when I start work on a new set of songs, you all will be the first to know.