HGTV/Paste SXSW Preview - Shout Out Louds

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HGTV/Paste SXSW Preview - Shout Out Louds

HGTV has teamed up with Paste for our ninth annual party in Austin, Texas, at SXSW, March 13-16. With 11 bands per day, the lineup includes both some of the festival’s most exciting veteran performers including Billy Bragg, Josh Ritter and The Zombies, as well as newcomers like Foxygen, The Lone Bellow and GUARDS.

The official four-day party will be held at one of 6th Street’s biggest music venues, The Stage on Sixth (508 E. 6th Street), from noon to 6 p.m. In the days leading up to the event, we’ll post previews on the artists on the lineup.

Shout Out Louds
Hometown: Stockholm, Sweden
Members: Adam Olenius, Ted Malmros, Eric Edman, Bebban Stenborg, Carl von Arbin
Forthcoming Album: Optica
For Fans of: The Drums, The Strokes 

Since 2003, it’s been a long, steady rise for Sweden’s Shout Out Louds, a band who has released four LPs, four EPs and countless singles over the course of a decade. And although it’s been three years since their last LP, their latest effort—Optica, set for a Feb. 26 release on Merge—is another stacked dose of their introspective dance-pop. It’s an album, as Bebban Stenborg wrote, that’s inspired by two things: time and light.

“Time,” Stenborg wrote, “because although we have been known to take our fair share of it between releases, this became the album where we made a conscious decision not to let time be anything but an anonymous passer-by.”

Wth a late February release of Optica, here’s one of your first chances to catch the Shout Out Louds’ new material on the road. You can take a listen to one of the new cuts “Walking in Your Footsteps” below.