On September 11th in America, Shout Out Louds will release their second album, Our Ill Wills, the follow up to Howl Howl Gaff Gaff. While the title of their debut is clearly the superior of the two, from what I've heard so far the follow up is definitely more than its equal musically. The difficult second album syndrome has obviously not affected the Stockholm band. (Yes, they're Swedes. I can't help it - I'm drawn to them!)
The opening track is an absolute belter. I was less than twenty seconds into it when I realised I would be playing it on repeat non-stop for at least a week. Left click the link below to download Tonight I Have To Leave It.
Shout Out Louds are Adam Olenius, Ted Malmros, Carl von Arbin, Eric Edman and Bebban Stenborgand and fans of the Wannadies will definitely not want to pass them by. Sadly they're not playing in the UK until 26th November - just one solitary gig at The Borderline in London. But they'll be all over North America during October. Lucky Yanks! The band has been together since 2001 and released Howl Howl Gaff Gaff in 2003, so it's been four years between albums. About time too! Let's hope they don't leave us hanging for so long next time.
You can pre-order Our Ill Wills from Merge Records or Insound (at Insound use the coupon code: shoutout15 when you're about to complete your purchase and you´ll get a 15% discount). Did I mention that it was produced by Björn Yttling (of Peter Björn and John fame)? It seems only fair, since Ted co-directed the Grammy award winning video for Young Folks.
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