Swedish pop maestros Shout Out Louds have made a great new video for the first single, the instantly memorable, flute infused “Walking In Your Footsteps,” from their soon-to-be-released new record, Optica (Merge). The imagistic clip for “Walking In Your Footsteps” is available for posting HERE.
Optica will be released on February 26. The album is the band’s fourth and marks 10 years since Shout Out Louds released their debut. The band will soon hit the road for worldwide touring including a multitude of shows at this year’s SXSW. Those performances will be announced soon. Shout Out Louds’ first show in support of Optica will take place in Brooklyn, NY, at the Music Hall of Wiliamsburg on March 11, and they have confirmed a full stateside tour for May 2013, beginning May 7 in Washington, DC, and ending on May 23 at the El Rey in Los Angeles, CA. The complete list of tour dates is below.
Following their 2010 album Work, the band (Adam Olenius – lead vocals; Bebban Stenborg – keyboards; Ted Malmros – bass; Carl von Arbin – guitar; and Eric Edman – drums) headed out on their most successful tour ever and returned home to their own pursuits. Families were expanded, side projects were launched and homes outside of Stockholm were explored. When the time came to work on another Shout Out Louds record they wanted to return to the playful spirit that first brought them together 10 years ago.
Instead of “work,” they now wanted to dance!
Shout Out Louds took their time with these songs, recording for about one-and-a-half years in a Stockholm studio and producing themselves for the first time with help from Johannes Berglund. A theme emerged and Optica was born, an album celebrating color and light from a band confident in its sound, filled with real strings, trombones, trumpets and flutes.
The dates for the spring tour are below.
11 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
12 – 17 – SXSW
7 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
8 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
11 – Boston, MA – Paradise
13 – Montreal, QC – La Sala Rosa
14 – Toronto, ONT – The Opera House
15 – Detroit, MI – The Magic Bag
16 – Chicago, IL – Metro
17 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
22 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
23 – Los, Angeles, CA – El Rey