The prismatic “Blue Ice” is the premier single off Shout Out Louds forthcoming album, Optica, scheduled for release February 26, 2013. To mark the occasion the band made ten 7″ of the track out of actual ice. Whoever gets that as a present this holiday season is seriously lucky! Though wrapping it would certainly pose a challenge…
Anyway, the Swedish five-piece tucked themselves away in a Stockholm studio for over a year to write and record Optica, an album that celebrates color, light and encourages listeners to dance. Says the Shout Out Louds, “Together we made up a downstairs world of explosive colors, big, warm sounds and a very, very uninhibited work process…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.” Check out what they came up with and watch the video for “Blue Ice” above.
See Shout Out Louds touring this spring!
11 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
7 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
8 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
11 – Boston, MA – Paradise
13 – Montreal, QC – La Sala Rosa
14 – Toronto, ONT – The Opera House
15 – Detroit, MI – The Magic Bag
16 – Chicago, IL – Metro
17 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
22 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
23 – Los, Angeles, CA – El Rey