Entries tagged with: Shout Out Out Out Out
by Bill Pearis
Our new album, Spanish Moss and Total Loss, marks a bit of a departure from our previous material, or rather a natural progression. Since our humble beginnings in 2004, we have grown to be fully encompassed in the world of electronic music, and this is now our world and the way we think about things. We tried to write a record that we would all personally listen to, and a record that we would be proud to play as DJs (we do that too). This is our most ambitious production to date, expanding our previous instrumentation of two drummers and four bass players (with a mountain of analog synths), to include Rhodes piano, baritone guitar, saxophone, and well, even more synths. As on our previous two albums, I sing through an old analog vocoder, and lyrically I try to tackle my own demons, dreaming of a life where I can just stay on vacation forever, not having to deal with being broke all the time or be reminded of personal failures. - Nik KozubAlbertans Shout Out Out Out Out's new album Spanish Moss and Total Loss is out now and you can stream a selection of tracks (and a couple remixes) from it below.
The band have always been a party live, and the band working their way down the West Coast heading towards Austin for that music thing that is apparently going on down there. (Shout Out Louds will be there too, and I am still hoping for that Shout Out Out Out Out Out Louds collaboration.) After SXSW, they'll hit the East Coast, including a stop in NYC at Cameo on March 20 with He Met Her. Tickets are on sale. All tour dates are listed below.
Canadian dance band Shout Out Out Out Out spent their Halloween down in Asheville, North Carolina. The occasion was MoogFest where they played along with Jonsi, Hot Chip, and many others (but not Devo)...
"Moogfest promoter and creator Ashley Capps put paid attendance at between 7,000 and 8,000 people nightly, which was near capacity. "It's been a thrilling experience," said Capps, who also promotes the massive Bonnaroo festival in Manchester, Tenn. "With anything like this, you see things you want to improve and make changes on."Devo also cancelled their NYC show that was supposed to happen over the weekend at Hammerstein Ballroom, and their upcoming performance at Fun Fun Fun Fest (Devo are out out out of fun fun fun) (yeah yeah yeah) (sorry sorry sorry).
Friday's show cancellation by the legendary electropop band Devo "had an impact" at other Moogfest shows that night, Capps said. Fans instead poured into the Civic Center for a performance by rapper Big Boi, followed by the band MGMT. The arena was jammed for both shows." [Citizen Times]
Shout Out Out Out are now on a tour back north and will stop in NYC for two shows starting with Tuesday, November 2nd, at Le Poisson Rouge with Free Blood, and then Wednesday at Glasslands with Jacques Renault (the show was moved from Coco66).
All dates, and a video tour diary SOOO has been keeping, below...
words by Andrew Frisicano, photos by Chris La Putt
"I was probably lit on fire six times," [Shout Out Out Out Out's frontman Nik Kozub] sighs.That describes the video for Shout Out Out Out Out's first single from new record Reintegration Time, out now in Canada and May 5, 2009 in the US, both on Normals Welcome Records. You can download one of the new songs for free at RCRD LBL.
He's talking about the local synth-bass-drum band's first and fiery video, "Coming Home," directed by Steven Hope.
With the help of a special-effects crew -- and an Aliens-style flamethrower -- the six Shout Outs and their gear erupt into a giant inferno as Edmonton rap hero Cadence Weapon [featured on the track] watches. -[The Edmonton Journal]
The electo/synth band has announced a full April/May US tour plus SXSW dates, including what looks to be a nice day at the Terrorbird Media/Force Field PR party with Beach House, Vivian Girls, The Thermals, The Pains of Being Pure of Heart, Max Tundra, Wavves, and Loney Dear.
An unposted set of pics from that BV party, a video documenting the the making of their "Coming Home" video (the actual video is not out yet), and all tour dates, below...
DOWNLOAD: Fol Chen - Cable TV (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Rafter - no fucking around (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: DM Stith - Pity Dance (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Parenthetical Girls - A Song For Ellie Greenwich (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Chief - Your Direction (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Shout Out Out Out Out - Bad Choices (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Hymns - Your Movement (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Dosh - If You Want To, You Have To (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Themselves - Dark Sky Demo (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Lissy Trullie - Self-Taught Learner (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Sky Larkin - Fossil (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: A-Trak - Say Whoa (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Crocodile - August Is Over (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Valient Thorr - I Hope The Ghosts Of The Dead Haunt Yr Soul Forever
A selection of free music by artists playing official showcases on Wednesday March 18, 2009 at SXSW.
by Bill Pearis
The second night of M for Montreal was easily the best of the fest, with no bands I didn't like and three or four who were pretty incredible. Like the previous night, we were herded between the two performance rooms at Juste Pour Rire which is normally a comedy club, (Just for Laughs is the translation if you're French is like mine) but actually had great sound and lighting.
Judging by audience reaction alone, of which there were many locals in attendance, Beast were the most loved of the night - kind of impressive as the band only played their first live show in March. Some have called Beast "trip rock" which sort of works - you can definitely draw comparisons to Portishead or even Moloko, but they are heavier and louder. Most of the adoration, deservedly, goes to singer Betty Bonifassi, who was the main singing voice in the movie Triplets of Belleville, and who has one of Those Voices (Shirley Bassey comes to mind) - smoky, world-wear, yet powerful, enough to cause the hair on the back of your neck to stand at attention.
I also really liked Arkells who are from Hamilton, Ontario and who sounded to me like '80s heartland rock - both the Bruce Springsteen / Bob Seeger, and Replacements / Soul Asylum varieties. No pretension, just ridiculously catchy songs - I've been singing the chorus of their song "John Lennon" in my head ever since Friday.
Also on the bill: Chinatown, who were sort of a melding of The Strokes and traditional French pop with very catchy songs (in French); The night featured two new signings to Paper Bag Records (home of Tokyo Police Club and The Acorn), Winter Gloves and Woodhands. Montreal's Winter Gloves play keyboard-oriented indie rock a la TPC or Passion Pit and were definitely local favorites. Toronto keyboard-drums duo, Woodhands, were the only band to feature a laser show and were there to make you dance. You may have caught them when they played Studio B in Brooklyn with Crystal Castles.
The night's "official selection" ended with CLAASS, which is two-thirds of We Are Wolves plus a DJ friend on keyboards, have loads of style -- dressing like they were in a '40s noir film and shrouded in smoke machines. They pump out the kind of dance music I haven't heard since the heyday of Wax Trax! It's pastiche, but they do it well and I have a soft spot for this kind of stuff.
Next came the after-party which was free and open to the public. The place immediately flooded with kids, there to see Misteur Valaire, who I'd never heard of before, but are obviously massively popular in Montreal. Shout Out Out Out Out are the easiest comparison, but it's more musically varied (they're all trained jazz musicians apparently), more of a seamless dance party. Their album, which is available for free on their website, sounds more like the kind of club music you'd hear in Asian-fusion restaurants (but better) and absolutely does not do justice to their amazing live show. Hopefully they'll be bringing it across the border soon.
More pictures below...
DOWNLOAD: The Whip - Trash (South Central remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Esau Mwamwaya and Radioclit - The Very Best Mixtape (ZIP)
DOWNLOAD: The Whip - Divebomb (FFS remix) (MP3)
Shout Out Out Out
It's CMJ time again. In a city where there are almost always some good acts passing through it's hard to understand what exactly the big deal is about the CMJ Music Marathon. Then you realize there will be "over 1,000 artists, in more than 65 venues in 5 days" and you have yet to even look at the schedule! Get crackin', run around, and get down! While last year's marathon (which featured Simian Mobile Disco, the Black Ghosts, MSTRKRFT, and Justice to name a few) will be hard to top in terms of dance music, this year's is by no means shabby.
What looks good to me on the official schedule is here (though note that the Little Boots Annex show is actually on Thursday). Explanations & more info is below. Also, be sure to read the official CMJ schedule carefully, as typically late night dj events will often be listed under the following day (ie: a Tuesday night dj set starting at 1am will actually be listed on CMJ's schedule under Wednesday)....
The Toxic Avenger / Ninjasonik / Heartsrevolution / Team Robespierre / Totally Michael / Shout Out Out Out Out / Designer Drugs / Juiceboxxx / Franki Chan / Lauren Flax / Hosted By Matt of Matt & Kim / Video by DemonbabiesTickets are still on sale for this Saturday night CMJ show at Music Hall of Williamsburg.
Shout Out Out Out Out, back in town from Canada, will also be performing their very danceable music (live) three more times while they're here. All of those dates are below...
The new space at Webster Hall is hosting free shows all week long during CMJ 2008. More details below...
A new venue inside Webster Hall, free CMJ shows, etc...
AA Bondy @ Club DeVille
Shout Out Out Out Out @ Red 7 (CRED)
Team Robespierre @ Emo's Jr (Leia Jospe)
* BV day party @ Emo's in Austin
* Wilderness is playing Union Pool
* Bob Mould is playing Irving Plaza
* Van Halen is NOT playing the Izod Center
* Matthew Dear's Big Hands & a DJ Set by Junior Boys @ Hiro
Sorry things have slowed down a bit for a day or two while I'm at SXSW. I had back to back shows yesterday, and one today - flyer below. What else?
BrooklynVegan, Sean Carlson, Transmission Entertainment, Red 7 & Mike Litt present.....
It's this Wednesday in Austin. no RSVP necessary, and it's practically right next door from my official showcase that starts just a few hours later.
Sean Carlson and Transmission are also the people behind the huge Saturday Mess With Texas party, and for that they're offering a contest......
Not only is Shout Out Out Out Out playing a free show in Brooklyn with CSS on August 3rd, they're playing a free one a day earlier at Hiro Ballroom as well (RSVP). Also on the Hiro Ballroom bill: "a live performance by the fabulous Cuzinier and Orgasmic from famed Parisian hip-hop outfit TTC". I guess that means that the guys from TTC Will be doing more than DJing, but less than being the whole group. I'm not sure exactly what that will be like, but both shows (the one with CSS and the one with TTC) should be great (minus the Hiro Ballroom factor). TTC's only other scheduled tour date is at the Oya Festival in Norway on August 9th. More SOOOO tour dates below...