Friday, February 19, 2010

Shout Out Louds Get Remixed By Passion Pit

Swedish group Shout Out Louds are showing fans some love by giving away a free MP3. The goodie, "Fall Hard (Passion Pit Summertime Radio Remix)." The non-remixed version of the song is the first single from their upcoming album, Work, which will be released on Merge Records, February 23.

And if you need a live fix of Shout Out Louds, they'll be here in New York. They're playing on March 1 in Brooklyn at Music Hall of Williamsburg. If you don't already have tickets for that one, you're out of luck, it's sold out. But, you can still catch them at Webster Hall on May 5.

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). After a year of touring behind their acclaimed second record, Our Ill Wills, the band went their separate ways -- singer/main songwriter Adam Olenius to Melbourne, Australia, keyboard/vocalist Bebban Stenborg to Los Angeles, drummer Eric Edman, bassist Ted Malmros and guitarist Carl von Arbin back to Stockholm - and took a much needed break. Olenius wrote many of the new songs in Australia in a tiny room, with a little synthesizer, an acoustic guitar and Garageband on his laptop. He passed them on to the others who listened closely from their corners of the world, questioning and challenging him until the songs that make up Work had all passed the test.

Check out the video for "Fall Hard" below. It was directed by Shout Out Louds bass player Ted Malmros and his brother Tom Malmros.
Tour Dates:
  • 01 Mar - New York / Brooklyn, Music Hall of Williamsburg SOLD OUT!
  • 02 May - Washington, 9:30 Club
  • 03 May - Philadelphia, First Unitarian Church
  • 05 May - New York, Webster Hall
  • 06 May - Boston, Paradise
  • 07 May - Montreal, Cabaret Music Hall
  • 08 May - Toronto, Mod Club
  • 10 May - Chicago, Lincoln Hall
  • 11 May - Minneapolis, Varsity Theater
  • 14 May - Vancouver, Commodore Ballroom
  • 15 May - Seattle, Neumos
  • 16 May - Portland, Doug Fir
  • 18 May - San Francisco, Great American Music Hall
  • 21 May - Los Angeles, El Rey
MP3 Grab: "Fall Hard (Passion Pit Summertime Radio Remix)"