In celebration of the February 23 release of their upcoming album, Work (Merge Records), Sweden’s Shout Out Louds are offering up a FREE MP3 Remix download of the first single “Fall Hard.” The remix was done by Cambridge, MA’s electronic-pop sensation Passion Pit. Already an infectious slice of pop perfection, once in the hands of Passion Pit, “Fall Hard” becomes blissed out and, as Pitchfork said, “synthed up.” You can pull it down here (right click, save as).
Directed by Shout Out Louds bass player Ted Malmros and his brother Tom Malmros, the music video for “Fall Hard” is a colorful moving image which director Ted describes as “A Belgian cigarettes inspired TV-show deja vÃº…”). Check it out here: http://vimeo.com/8672927
Work is the band’s third album and second for Merge. It was recorded in Seattle and produced by Phil Ek (The Shins, Fleet Foxes, Band of Horses). After a year of touring behind their acclaimed second record, Our Ill Wills, the band went their separate ways — singer/main songwriter Adam Olenius to Melbourne, Australia, keyboard/vocalist Bebban Stenborg to Los Angeles, drummer Eric Edman, bassist Ted Malmros and guitarist Carl von Arbin back to Stockholm – and took a much needed break. Olenius wrote many of the new songs in Australia in a tiny room, with a little synthesizer, an acoustic guitar and Garageband on his laptop. He passed them on to the others who listened closely from their corners of the world, questioning and challenging him until the songs that make up Work had all passed the test.
Shout Out Louds will be bringing their engaging live show to the following North American venues throughout May. More dates to be announced shortly.
Shout Out Louds Tour
01 Mar New York / Brooklyn, Music Hall of Williamsburg SOLD OUT!
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
21 May Los Angeles, El Rey