Merge Records is excited to release a new song from sophisticated Swedish pop maestros Shout Out Louds’ new record. “Illusions” is taken from the band’s astonishing new album, Optica, due out April 30. The Soundcloud stream of the song is available HERE and a video clip to accompany the song is available HERE.
The album is the band’s fourth and marks 10 years since Shout Out Louds released their debut album ‘Howl Howl Gaff Gaff’. But here they are, a decade on with a fourth fantastic release under their belts and a promising future still lying in wait.
For Optica, the band took a sharp turn from the greyscale, indoor landscape of their previous album Work in pursuit of boldness and brightness. They decided not to hold back, at all.
The band will soon hit the road for worldwide touring including a multitude of shows at this year’s SXSW. The band’s UK date at London’s Lexington has sold out but tickets for an XOYO show on the 30th June are still on sale.
You can also view a video to their incredible ‘Ice Record Project’ where they gave a select amount of fans and media the opportunity to create a record made out of ice that featured their single ‘Blue Ice’ – http://www.youtube.com/embed/U9Q88uTdgWY
02 April – The Lexington, London SOLD OUT
30 June – XOYO, London