Shout Out Louds released their last LP Work in 2010 via Merge Records.
It’s been seven years since Shout Out Louds released their debut Howl Howl Gaff Gaff, which featured a hell of a lot of youthful exuberance and earnestness. Fast forward to 2010′s Work and Shout Out Louds is doing something a little different. Though the songs are still catchy as you want them to be, they have a harder edge. The songs on Work (especially the nostalgic “1999″) sounded like they were more about the entrance in to adulthood and the loneliness that can come along with such things.
Below we have the new single “Blue Ice” streaming via Soundcloud. Merge Records tell us that a new album is on the way in 2013. Of all the things that I’m gonna be pissed to have missed after the world ends, this new Shout Out Louds album is at least top 5. Oh well.
So Merge and Shout Out Louds are doing something pretty great.
From Merge Records: