Last we saw any of the Shout Out Louds, Bebban was subbing for Victoria on a crowd-tickling “Young Folks” for the Coachella kids, which reminded us how much we missed SoL. After being an integral igniter of the exploding Swedish pop scene in ’05 with Howl Howl Gaff Gaff, Shout Out Louds come back to travel a path now well worn (thanks to the likes of José, the Knife, Robyn, and PB&J) with a teaser EP and subsequent LP of tuneful goodness. “Don’t Get Yourself Involved” is the only non-LP track on the EP tease, a wistful, smooth-edged with crackling, dirty guitar subtext.
Shout Out Louds – “Don’t Get Yourself Involved”
Both releases are produced by Björn of Peter Bjorn fame (as were their previous releases), and his pop-savvy is evident as ever. “Tonight I Have To Leave It” is the first single from the LP, and it’s a sprightly, string-laden gem with PB&J beats (John turns up on percussion on the record, possibly here) and a happy-day Cure vibe.
- Shout Out Louds – “Tonight I Have To Leave It”Download
The Tonight I Have To Leave It EP is out 6/5, and the Ill Wills is out 9/11, both on Merge. Shout Out Louds will play four shows in New York and Cali over four consecutive days in July, check the grueling sched after the jump.
07/16 – New York, NY @ Spiegeltent
07/17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Luna Lounge
07/18 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Shop (Popscene)
07/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey