Shout Out Louds at MHOW (03/01/10)
Photo: Jon Klemm
In February, Sweden’s The Shout Out Louds released their third record on Merge entitled Work, and they were just in town to play a sold out show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on March 1. (They also played two more impromptu shows after that, one at Pianos and one at White Slab on Delancey and Allen.) If you didn’t catch of any of those shows, have no fear though, the band is heading out on tour again and they’ll be back in town May 5 at Webster Hall, once again with “Brooklyn buzz band” Freelance Whales (Buy Tickets).
In addition to the upcoming tour, the band just issued a mini-documentary on the making of Work titled “Shout Out Louds … at Work.” Directed by the band’s bassist and renowned video director Ted Malmros, “Shout Out Louds … at Work” provides a deep glimpse into the process that went into the creation of the songs that make up the new studio album. Esquire Magazine recently commended the band and their track “Walls,” naming it March’s “Perfect Pop Song of the Month” and describing it as a “truly memorable moment — too rarely does a modern pop song leave you humming an old-fashioned man-made piano hook.”
Through the alluring moving images and stills taken from interviews with the band and Phil Ek, their producer, to the Washington woodlands where Work was recorded, the mini-documentary presents itself as a diary that captures all of the emotions evoked from the pressure, as well as the excitement, of creating such a highly anticipated release.
Watch “Shout Out Louds … at Work” and order Work on CD, LP and digital download in the Merge store.
Also, preview the songs from Work in a short video made by Carl’s brother Gustaf von Arbin at their Vimeo page.
More photos and tour dates after the jump.
Shout Out Louds 2010 Tour Dates
02 May Washington, 9:30 Club
03 May Philadelphia, First Unitarian Church
05 May New York, Webster Hall
06 May Boston, Paradise
07 May Montreal, Cabaret Music Hall
08 May Toronto, Mod Club
10 May Chicago, Lincoln Hall
11 May Minneapolis, Varsity Theater
14 May Vancouver, Commodore Ballroom
15 May Seattle, Neumos
16 May Portland, Doug Fir
18 May San Francisco, Great American Music Hall
20 May Los Angeles, El Rey
21 May Los Angeles, El Rey (Sold Out!)
22 May San Diego, House of Blues
* All shows with Freelance Whales.