Shout Out Louds Announce New Album Optica For February 2013 Release and New Video “Blue Ice”

December 8th, 2012
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The Swedish indie rock band, Shout Out Louds, has a new album due on February 26, 2013. The new record, Optica, is the first new material from the five-piece in ten years, since Howl Howl Gaff Gaff. The band’s first show for the new album will start on March 11 at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, New York.


About the album’s new sound, the band explains:

In our eagerness to please no one but ourselves this time around, we decided to take on the challenge of producing our own music for the first time ever. Our close friend and sound aficionado of choice Johannes Berglund and his studio in Stockholm presented us with an ideal package for the endeavor. A secluded work space close to home, but off the earth’s surface, a more than generous timeline, and the patient and brilliant sixth member we needed to get through the whole thing safely. Together we made up a downstairs world of explosive colors, big, warm sounds and a very, very uninhibited work process. We never worried about following a clear path, trusting that the conscious decision not to worry would be enough to lead us right, and that right doesn’t necessarily have to mean rational or even reasonable…We all set prestige and skillfulness aside in favor of experimentation and sheer gusto. That will probably come across live too. I don’t think we’ve ever been this excited to take an album on tour

The track listing for Optica is below:

01. Sugar
02. Illusions
03. Blue Ice
04. 14th of July
05. Burn
06. Walking In Your Footsteps
07. Glasgow
08. Where You Come In
09. Hermila
10. Chasing the Sinking Sun
11. Circles
12. Destroy

Tour dates for Optica

March 11: Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 7: Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
May 8: Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
May 11: Boston, MA – Paradise
May 13: Montreal, QC – La Sala Rosa
May 14: Toronto, ONT – The Opera House
May 15: Detroit, MI – The Magic Bag
May 16: Chicago, IL – Metro
May 17: Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
May 22: San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
May 23: Los Angeles, CA – El Rey

Buy tickets for this tour here

Check out the video for “Blue Ice” here:

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By Amber Kong Posted in News

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