Entries tagged with: Shout Out Louds
photos by Jonathon Bernstein
Shout Out Louds @ Webster Hall, 5/10/2013
Shout Out Louds played their second NYC show in two months on Friday night (5/10) at Webster Hall. The poppy Swedes -- who also played one of the BV day parties at SXSW this year -- are in the midst of a North American tour supporting their tuneful new album, Optica, but made time for older favorites like "Impossible," "Tonight I Have to Leave It" and "Very Loud" as well. Opening the night was New York quintet HAERTS. More pics from Webster Hall are below.
GOAT / Splashh
today in NYC
* Megan Hilty @ Joe's Pub
* Maceo Parker @ Blue Note
* Slavic Soul Party @ Barbes
* Ben Holmes Quartet @ Barbes
* Furthur @ The Capitol Theatre
* Generationals, Future of What @ Rock Shop
* Bleached, Hunters, Ex Cops @ Bowery Ballroom
* Splashh, Beverly, Prissy Clerks @ Shea Stadium
* Steve Coleman and Five Elements @ The Stone
* Barren Girls, Sleepies, Advaeta @ Death By Audio
* White Prism, Home Video, Desert Stars @ Glasslands
* Oberhofer (Les Yeux), Carmen Villain, Splashh @ Pianos
* The Gantry, The Wilderness of Manitoba @ Mercury Lounge
* The Warlocks, Cosmonaut, The Vandelles @ Mercury Lounge
* Goat, Holy Wave, Bear in Heaven (DJ) @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Jay & Silent Bob's Super Groovy Cartoon Movie @ Best Buy Theater
* Leif Vollebekk, My Name is You, Caroline Rose @ Rockwood Music Hall
* Brazos, Friend Roulette, Doug Keith, Boyd Shropshire @ Cameo Gallery
* A Brief Comedy About Death, Peopling, Sam Mickens, Enforcer @ Silent Barn
* The Mean Season, Dan Abraham, Crime and Punishment w/ Kate Berlant @ Cake Shop
* O'Death, The Hungry March Band, Wild Yaks, Amour Obscur @ Le Poisson Rouge
* The Black Furs, Owen McCarthy, Pink Mexico, Chris Ahkao, Nice Apartment @ Pianos
* The Hollows, Alana Amram and The Rough Gems, Rocket and the Ghost, Balthrop, Alabama @ Brooklyn Bowl
Snoop Lion is doing an in-store signing of his new album and film, both titled Reincarnated, at VP Records retail store (170-21 Jamaica Avenue) in Jamaica Queens today from 5 - 7 PM.
Splashh, who opened for Generationals at Bowery Ballroom last night, play two NYC shows tonight. One is a BV-presented show with Oberhofer and Carmen Villain at Pianos (tickets), and the other is at Shea Stadium with Prissy Clerks and Beverly (whose lineup includes Frankie Rose on drums).
Meanwhile, Generationals also play again tonight at The Rock Shop with Future of What. Tickets for that show are still available.
Follow BrooklynVegan on instagram.
Coliseum are streaming their ripping new post-hardcore LP Sister Faith, a week ahead of its April 30 release date. Check it out over at Pitchfork. Coliseum's tour hits NYC on May 21 at Knitting Factory (tickets).
Shout Out Louds made a video for "Illusions" off their 2013 album, Optica. Check it out below.
photos by Sarah Frankie Linder
Polyphonic Spree/Thermals/Diamond Rings
The Main was packed for our Friday SXSWS day party (3/15). That includes the the actual stage, as all 23 members of The Polyphonic Spree on hand to headline. The Spree's joyous set ended with their cover of Nirvana's "Lithium" that had the whole place singing. Diamond Rings -- who now count Miracle Fortress/Think About Life's Graham Van Pelt as a touring memeber -- tore the place up too with one of the most fun sets on our stage this week. So did The Thermals, for that matter. The Main also saw sets from UK neo-postpunk act TOY, Swedish pop vets Shout Out Louds, Akron/Family, and Montreal's Half Moon Run. The Jr. stage was curated by our loud brethren at Invisible Oranges (and Heavy Dicks) and will have pics of that carnage soon. Meanwhile, dig into more of Friday's action from The Main below.
In addition to the music, Onkyo was there, sampling their new headphones which hit stores next month. mophie maker of invaluable iPhone chargers, were giving away discount cards good at their pop-up shop which was set up right across the street on Red River.We were also serving complimentary Jameson, and Zico coconut water, free vegan queso and chips from Food For Lovers, and free vegan breakfast tacos from Pink Avocado. We also had BrooklynVegan t-shirts for the first 50 people in the door, thanks to American Apparel. Also thanks to our other sponsors, M for Montreal, Korg, Vox, Blackstar, Creative Recreation, Signazon, ASCAP, MailChimp and Redigi.
Today (3/16) is the final free BV SXSW day party at The Main and The Jr. The fun starts at noon CDT and The Main stage is co-presented by our friends at Pianos and features Unknown Mortal Orchestra, A Place to Bury Strangers, Austra, Foxygen, Palma Violets, Autre Ne Veut and Empress of. The Jr stage has King Tuff, Dodrums, MS MR, The Orwells, Peace (UK), Feathers, White Lung, and TEEN. That is a pretty amazing line-up if we do say so ourselves.
And tonight is the offical BrooklynVegan/Invisible Oranges SXSW showcase with KEN Mode (who replace Pinkish Black), Homewrecker, Full of Hell, Mutilation Rights, John Baizley, and Pallbearer. If you're in Austin, come on down!
As you know, BrooklynVegan is returning to Austin for SXSW this year and throwing four days of day parties at The Main & The Jr aka 603 Red River Street at the corner of 6th aka the old Emo's location. Those happen Wed (3/13), Thurs, Fri and Saturday (3/16). All shows are 100% FREE with RSVP.
Shout Out Louds @ Webster Hall in 2010 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Along with the announcement of Shout Out Louds on the lineup of 2013 edition of Sasquatch (May 24 in Washington) comes word that the Swedish group will headline NYC's Webster Hall on May 10 in addition to the Brooklyn show they play at the smaller Music Hall of Williamsburg two months earlier (which we're giving away tickets for). Tickets for the new NYC show go on AmEx Presale go on sale Wednesday (2/6) at noon, and on general sale on Friday at the same time.
All tour dates are listed below...
Says the PR
On the heels of a highly successful, critically acclaimed sold-out 2012 festival, the Sasquatch! Music Festival unveils its 2013 lineup, which once again features 4 days of music. The festival, hailed as "a model of well-paced programming...in a four-day schedule as efficient and natural feeling as an expertly built algorithm" by NPR Music while Wired notes, "leave the landscape out of it and Sasquatch! has a lineup to kill for," runs May 24-27 (Memorial Day Weekend) at TheWoot. 2013 Lineup below...
Gorge, the internationally acclaimed concert venue carved in the basalt cliffs high above the Columbia River Gorge in Quincy, WA.
by Bill Pearis
As mentioned, Sweden's delicate folk act Little Children will be in NYC to open for Shout Out Louds at Music Hall of Williamsburg on March 11. Tickets are still available, but if you'd like to go for free we're giving away two pair. Contest details are below.
Before the MHOW show, Little Children will also play Pianos on March 8 as part of an all-Nordic line-up. (No advance tickets just yet.) Also playing are Norway's Heyerdahl whose percussion-heavy, moody and expansive album, Øen, was released this week. It's worth and listen and you can stream it below.
Opening the night at Pianos is Helsinki's Anni Mattila, who describes her sound as "Norah Jones & Janelle Monáe went to a Finnish sauna." You can stream her song "Sneakers" below.
And if you haven't heard Little Children's In Hau EP, you can stream that below too.
by Bill Pearis
Like his Swedish contemporaries Loney Dear and Jose Gonzalez, Stockholm resident Linus Lutti, using the Little Children moniker, makes the kind of hushed, spooky folk that exudes a wintry aura, and the sound of fingers scraping across the fretboard are an instrument in itself. Little Children have a new EP out today (1/15) titled In Hau and you can stream the whole thing below. (That's the cover art above.) We've also got the premiere of the video for "No Direction" and you can watch that below too.
Little Children will be opening for fellow Swedes Shout Out Louds at Music Hall of Williamsburg on March 11 and tickets to that show are still available. It's their only tour date currently scheduled.
Video and EP stream below...
by Bill Pearis
Sweden's Shout Out Louds have been a band now for 10 years which is pretty impressive these days. Having taking time off after 2010's Work for side projects and other life stuff, the band reconvened to make their new album Optica which will be out February 26 on Merge. The band produced it themselves, taking over a year to make it. Says the Shout Out Lounds:
In our eagerness to please no one but ourselves this time around, we decided to take on the challenge of producing our own music for the first time ever. Our close friend and sound aficionado of choice Johannes Berglund and his studio in Stockholm presented us with an ideal package for the endeavor. A secluded work space close to home, but off the earth's surface, a more than generous timeline, and the patient and brilliant sixth member we needed to get through the whole thing safely. Together we made up a downstairs world of explosive colors, big, warm sounds and a very, very uninhibited work process. We never worried about following a clear path, trusting that the conscious decision not to worry would be enough to lead us right, and that right doesn't necessarily have to mean rational or even reasonable...We all set prestige and skillfulness aside in favor of experimentation and sheer gusto. That will probably come across live too. I don't think we've ever been this excited to take an album on tour.In this writer's opinion, Optica is a much better record than Work and rivals Our Ill Wills for earworm catchiness. ("14th of July" is especially good and a shoo-in for future single.) You can stream Optica's first single, "Blue Ice," below. (If you "like" their Facebook page, you can download an MP3 of the single for free.)
Speaking of ice, Shout Out Louds are releasing a special version of "Blue Ice" as an extremely limited edition 7" that is made not with vinyl but with actual ice... in a mold you can freeze yourself. If you could get one. They only made 10 of them and none were for sale. Not that you'd want to subject your turntable (or cartridge) to a bunch of melty ice, but it's a cool little gimmick and you can watch a video demonstration of the ice single below.
In addition to the new album, Shout Out Louds will be heading to North America for a tour next year. They'll play NYC at Music Hall of Williamsburg on March 11 and tickets for that show go on sale Friday (12/7) at noon with a AmEx presale starting Wednesday (12/5) at noon. The band will then head straight to Austin, TX for SXSW and their North American tour will start proper May 7 in Washington, DC. All tour dates are listed below, along with album art and tracklist, as well asthose videos.
Serenades @ Knitting Factory
Serenades, the Swedish duo of Alex Olenius (Shout Out Louds) and Markus Krunegard (Laakso), made their NYC debut on Thursday (12/15) at the Knitting Factory. Their short tour culminated with a midnight show on Friday (12/16) at the Mercury Lounge. One might have excused the duo for going the easy route and performing to only backing tracks, but the Swedes brought along members of Miike Snow and Lykke Li's band to create a formidable five-piece.
The band only has a handful of shows under their belt, but their unabashed, full-on pop already seems too big for such small venues. "Birds" is arguably the best of the lot with ebullient horns and quick-fire strings, punctuated with the refrain "There was something missing in my life / now I know what love is all about." The alone-at-the-holidays track "Come Home" (also the title of their EP) was timely and "All The Words," the lead-track on their full-length, Criminal Heaven (due for a US release in the spring), is already perfectly slotted as the set closer.
Out of the two NYC shows, the Mercury Lounge show had the better turnout, later start time, and better vibe. Based on the strength of the songs and as more Shout Out Louds fans become aware of the project, it won't be surprising to see Serenades at the Bowery or Music Hall when they return for a full tour next year.
Of note was Knitting Factory opener XNY, the Brooklyn-based guitar and drum duo of Pam Autuori and Jacob Schreiber. Not entirely sold on the recorded stuff yet but their live set was assured and enjoyable.
More pictures, Mercury Lounge setlist and the video for "Birds" below...
By Bill Pearis
Serenades are a Swedish duo who formed just this year, but you might be familiar with the members. Adam Olenius fronts Shout Out Louds and Markus Krunegård spent most of the '00s in the band Laakso. The band makes their NYC debut this week with shows on Thursday (12/15) at Knitting Factory and a late show Friday (12/16, doors at 10:30) at Mercury Lounge with Montreal's Parlovr opening.
With their indiepop backgrounds you might not be surprised to learn that Serenades are tuneful, with heart-on-sleeve lyrics and anthemic/precious arrangements, though the duo are definitely more full-on radio-friendly pop than Shout out Louds (who are still together) ever were. Serenades' debut album, Criminal Heaven, is out now in Sweden but America is going to have to settle for the digital-only Come Home EP until next year.
The EP's title cut (which is on the album too) is a pouty, holiday-themed track that takes it's cues from Band Aid's "Do They Know It's Christmas?" (The production and melody part, not the pretense or Bono wailing "Thank god it's them instead of you!" part.) You can also watch the video for "Oceans" at the bottom of this post and download the track (via a widget) as well...
Two months after their record release show (as well as a couple of secret shows) the Swedish band Shout Out Louds returned to New York and Webster Hall on Wednesday, 5/5 (one night after Yeasayer played the same venue and one night before Beach House played there ). The band were only a few days into a three-week tour of the US in support of their third full-length, Work, and minus bass player, Ted Malmros, who stayed in Sweden awaiting the birth of his child. Opening were Freelance Whales who are supporting the band the entire tour and opened for their show at the Music Hall back in March. More pictures and the SOL setlist below...
Freelance Whales @ SXSW (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Freelance Whales, who are one of the many artists on the recently-announced Lollapalooza lineup (and who were just at SXSW) (and who recently played on a subway platform), will celebrate the Mom+Pop/Frenchkiss Records physical re-release of their debut album Weathervanes by playing a set of music at Other Music in NYC on Monday, 4/12, at 8pm. The free show comes one day before their sold out headlining show at Bowery Ballroom which I have a free pair of tickets to give one lucky winner. Details below with more tour dates...
photos by Dominick Mastrangelo
Shout Out Louds @ White Slab
One night after they played MHOW, Shout Out Louds played a not-so-secret free show at Pianos. One night after they played a pretty-much-secret private show at White Slab. Dominick went to all three. At Pianos they played a slightly shorter and Work-heavy set (just two older songs), but Dominick said it was "just as good as the night before". At White Slab they only played five songs for those who managed to get in. The Pianos setlist and more pictures from both of those shows, below...
Shout Out Louds @ MHOW (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Shout Out Louds played to a sold-out crowd at Music Hall of Williamsburg on March 1st. Then they played a free "secret" Pianos show on Tuesday (3/2), and they're back to headline Webster Hall on May 5th (tickets). But first they play another "secret" show tonight (3/3) - details are below with all tour dates...
photos by Dominick Mastrangelo
The Shout Out Louds were fantastic on Monday night (3/1). Their first show in New York in almost two years, the Swedish quintet were already in top form as they set out for an extensive tour in support of their new record Work. A 17-song set that flowed well, mixed perfectly between new and old material. Older songs like "Please, Please, Please" (from Howl Howl Gaff Gaff) led easily into "Fall Hard", arguably the best song off the new record. Adam Olenius sang with conviction and intensity and the whole band produced a swagger and confidence that they maintained throughout the show. The sold out Music Hall crowd sang along on several songs, especially "Very Loud" and later on set closer, the epic "Hard Rain", was every bit as moving as it is on record. For the encore the band played Our Ill Wills' other lengthy track. "Impossible", then finished off the show with a raucous version of "Walls", the single from the new record.
Freelance Whales opened the show which was one night before they played on the Bedford L subway platform.
Shout Out Louds also played a Tuesday night show, but theirs was in a regular club (at Pianos in Manhattan). And they play again TONIGHT (3/3). It's a secret show. Both NYC setlists and more pictures from the Brooklyn show, below...
"In celebration of the release of their new album Work, Shout Out Louds are in New York to play a sold out show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn tonight. As a special surprise, Shout Out Louds will play a free show tomorrow, March 2nd at Pianos on Ludlow Street, Lower East Side. No tickets necessary, but space is extremely limited! First come, first served! The show starts at 7 p.m."
Shout Out Louds
tonight in NYC
* Whiplash @ UCB
* Chicha Libre @ Barbes
* Rev. Vince Anderson @ Union Pool
* Les Paul Guitar Trio w/ Stanley Jordan @ Iridium
* Mon Khmer, Home Video, Your Nature @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Shout Out Louds, Freelance Whales @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Kevin Blechdom & Irene Moon, Fabrizio Villegas, It Is It @ Pianos
* Sun Araw, Pierre Sogol, Blissed Out, Nonhorse, Run DMT @ Silent Barn
* The So So Glos, Beachniks, The Sundelles, Tough Knuckles @ Death By Audio
A new "official" (but short) Die Antwoord video for "$copie" below...
DOWNLOAD: Freelance Whales - Generator First Floor (live) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Freelance Whales - Generator Second Floor (live) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Freelance Whales - Ghosting (live) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Freelance Whales - Starring (live) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Freelance Whales - Kilojoules (live) (MP3)
Freelance Whales @ Webster Hall on December 18th (by Fresh Bread)
Freelance Whales spent some time on the road with Fanfarlo at the end of 2009. That culminated in a December 18th show at Webster Hall (pictured above).
More recently, Freelance Whales played Mercury Lounge on January 20th with Animal Tropical and Still Life Still (as part of their residency at the venue).
Freelance Whales will again be opening up for some great bands at bigger venues. On Thursday, February 18th they open for UK's Mumford & Sons at Bowery Ballroom (that show is sold out). Then on March 1st they open for Shout Out Louds at MHOW on March 1st (also sold out).
Shout Out Louds (whose new album Work comes out February 23rd) have added to that date with a North American tour this May. They play May 5th at Webster Hall. Tickets are on sale. All tour dates and the video for the new album's first single are below.
Freelance Whales have been added to the Cymbals Eat Guitars/Bear in Heaven tour happening this March and April, though Freelance Whales do NOT appear to be playing the show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Friday, April 9th (tickets are on sale).
The re-release (or "official" release) of Freelance Whales' Weathervanes on Frenchkiss/Mom + Pop Records comes March 16th. The band was recently a guest on online radio show Snacky Tunes (which is hosted by Finger on the Pulse). Their live session is posted above.
All tour and more are below...
DOWNLOAD: Shout Out Louds - Walls (MP3)
"Merge Records are excited to announce that Sweden's Shout Out Louds will be releasing their new record, entitled Work, on February 23, 2010. 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)."
The band will be touring North America behind the new record in 2010, but for now they've only announced one show: March 1st @ Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, and tickets are on sale.
New song "Walls" is available as a free download (above) and already has a video (below)...
by Avi Roig
Ida Maria (SWE)
From Norway, operating out of Stockholm and currently making inroads in the UK - an international success waiting to happen. The thing that is winning 'em over? A fearless, unpredictable live show. The songs could be better, but I would not hesitate to see her get on stage and wreck shit.
This is a whole bunch of of Swedish awesome....
Merge Records is on tap to release the Impossible EP April 8. The five-track EP features a radio edit and a couple remixes of its title track, a video for the track which was directed by the band's bassist Ted Malmros, and a couple non-album cuts. [Aversion]Tracklist, and all tour dates, below...
Shout Out Louds & Rosebuds @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC - Oct 25, 2007 (CRED)
Bjorn (pre-DJing at Hiro Ballroom) and plenty of other Swedes were in attendance at the Shout Out Louds show at Bowery Ballroom last night (Oct 25). That's why it seemed strange that the only surprise special guest that joined the Swedish band on stage was one of their label-mates from North Carolina - The Rosebuds (a band who graced the very same stage just over a week ago). The Rosebuds didn't actually do very much - just some barely-noticeable backup singing on a song, and some dancing and shaking. It was a tease actually - I was hoping they'd grab the instruments, and bust into some songs of their own.
The show itself was okay - Shout Out Louds are good, but not super exciting. Emusic's review of Our Ill Wills sums up the main thing I got out of it....
If it does not already exist, let us now initiate a genre called Cure-core, a collection of bands who nick proudly and brazenly from the catalogue of R. Smith. Let us also quickly clarify: in no way is this a bad thing. Instead of taking cues from the smeared-mascara mope of early albums like Faith and Pornography — as so many before them have done — the Shout Out Louds shoot straight for 1987's Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me. Their version of "Just Like Heaven" is called "Tonight I Have to Leave It" and it opens their second album on an impossible high. It's got the commanding stateliness of an overture, sweeping and sun-eyed and jubilant. [emusic]Swedish week continues. More photos & stuff below..
Peter Bjorn and John, Shout Out Louds, and Lykke Li are all from Sweden. Shout Out Louds play Bowery Ballroom in NYC tonight (Oct 25), Music Hall of Williamsburg tomorrow, Maxwell's on Saturday, and then they continue their North American tour (with Johnossi - also from Sweden). Björn Yttling (Bjorn) produced Our Ill Wills - the new Shout Out Louds record out on Merge. 21-year old Lykke Li (real name = Lykke Zahrisson) sings the girl parts on that record. Lykke Li just came out with her own EP as well. It was also produced by Bjorn. Bjorn and Lykke are here in NYC working on her full length album - which also explains part of the reason Peter and Bjorn have been around town. Lykke Li was the girl singing the the girl part on "Young Folks" at the CMJ show at Galapagos. Lykke Li is playing her own two shows - a free one at Knitting Factory on October 29th, and a not-free one at Mercury Lounge the next day. Bjorn will probably be at those shows to help her out. Maybe Bjorn and Lykke will also both be at the three NYC-area Shout Out Louds shows to help them out too. Lykke and the Shout Out Louds tour Europe together in November and December. One further connection all these artists have: Bud Fox manages Shout Out Louds, Johnossi, Lykke Li, El Perro Del Mar, and Bjorn. Peter plays Joe's Pub on November 19th. Who knows where the hell John is.
In related news, Sweden's Jens Lekman is also playing two shows this weekend.
Sweden in NYC, 2007'
Oct 25 - DJ Bjorn @ Hiro Ballroom (info)
Oct 25 - Shout Out Louds @ Bowery Ballroom
Oct 25 - SOL @ afterparty @ Lolita Bar
Oct 26 - Shout Out Louds @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Oct 26 - SOL afterparty @ Union Pool (w/ DJ Bjorn)
Oct 27 - Shout Out Louds @ Maxwell's of Hoboken
Oct 27 - Jens Lekman @ Webster Hall
Oct 28 - Jens Lekman @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Oct 29 - Lykke Li @ Knitting Factory
Oct 30 - Lykke Li @ Mercury Lounge
Nov 19 - Peter @ Joe's Pub
Lykke Li may be the new Annie or Sally Shapiro or Robyn (who Bjorn has also produced and who Bud Fox also works with), or something 'Swedish pop star' like that. All tour dates, and Lykke's video for "Little Bit", below.......