For 2013's album Optica, the bandmembers took over the production themselves, and while it's not as lively as their debut, the sound is much punchier and sounds more like the logical follow-up to Our Ill Wills than Work does. The songs are stronger too, with more variety and some bouncy tracks to break the gloomy mood the band seemed stuck in previously
Shout Out Louds took their time with these songs, recording for about . years in a small Stockholm studio and producing themselves for the first time with help from Johannes Berglund. Exclusive discount for Prime members. Sample this album Artist (Sample).
Producer – Johannes Berglund, Shout Out Louds. Words By – Adam Olenius, Bebban Stenborg.
By: Shout Out Louds (2013, Rock). Our Ill Wills by Shout Out Louds. Ease My Mind by Shout Out Louds. Work by Shout Out Louds. Howl Howl Gaff Gaff by Shout Out Louds. View all albums . Optica. By: Shout Out Louds (2013, Rock).
Shout Out Louds’ core aesthetic has always been wrapping up the heartbreak and the grief and the nostalgia, all those pesky human frailties, around a wonderfully warm tapestry of bright, impeccably produced pop. It helps that Olenius yips like the Swedish Robert Smith, but the weight of the world - or the weight of the collective critical shrug that greeted Work – has had its effect. That spirited yelp is more controlled and conversational, a happy voice only on its face but still game; the lilting, Shins-y Sugar and the measured disco-rock of Illusions start Optica off on the right clog.
Merge Records, February 26, 2013. Optica plays like a great 80’s mixtape, albeit with modern production and a good deal of subtlety reads NPR’s tagline for Shout Out Louds fourth effort. While Optica also feels very indie rock, the 80’s references are fair and the album is very good – but these people are focusing on the wrong songs.
Del nuevo álbum de los Shout Out Louds, Illusions. It's good to see there still are good bands today.
Shout Out Louds pump up their sticky, bittersweet melodies with sleek synths on album No. 4. Anthemic ambition propels every track, whether they look to the dance floor, as in the disco-thumping euphoria of "Illusions" and "14th of July," or the candlelit lounge, with tracks like "Blue Ice," which transposes The National's brooding onto a gentle sea of synths and. strings. Throughout all of the icy electronics, baroque touches lend some necessary warmth, especially the jaunty bursts of flute prancing through "Walking in Your Footsteps.
Shout Out Louds' new album, 'Optica', comes out Feb. 26. (Frode & Marcus, Courtesy the Artist). Which brings us around to Optica, the new fourth album by the Swedish band Shout Out Louds, and particularly its song "Illusions. Illusions" may be brand-new, but it already feels eternal
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|Where You Come In|
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