Shout Out Louds

3 Mar

Shout Out Louds, shouldn’t need an introduction. This 5-piece band out of Sweden has been releasing solid music since 2003. We reviewed them back in ‘07, and I am happy to update this site with their fourth full length album Optica, which was released a few days ago on Merge Records.

The driving bass line and distorted guitar, on the upbeat opening track, “Sugar” (below), combined with Adam Olenius’ voice sounds quite a bit like The Cure, which is definitely not a bad thing, and makes the track one of the standouts on the album. “Blue Ice” (also below), another excellent track from Optica, switches things up a bit, into a more melancholy feel as Olenius sings, “It hurts when I breathe, it hurts when I speak, you want everything I own, everything you wanted.” Optica is a must buy and will end up on lots of year end lists. Enjoy.

Shout Out Louds – Sugar from Optica (2013)

Shout Out Louds – Blue Ice from Optica (2013)

Shout Out Louds

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  • FaceThe King

    Very interesting! Unlike anything I’ve heard, at least in a long time and it’s refreshing to hear. Haven’t heard of the Shout Out Louds before this track and I’m totally into it. Brings back that retro pop feel from the 70s and 80s with a modern indie edge. Definitely adding this to my playlist.

  • Alexander Vincini

    Very New wave I can hear the Church , echo and the bunny men in these guys. Love it!