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Video of the Week: Fall Hard

by Cris


It’s a brand new video from my all time favorite Swedish band – Shout Out Louds. Fall Hard is from their album Work, which is due for release on February 23rd.

They’ve also got a North American tour lined up this coming Spring with three stops to Canada 😀

Fall Hard won’t be due for release till next month, but you can sample one of the songs from the new album – Walls, which is offered as a free download at the band’s site.

Check out Merge Record’s press release as well as tour dates after the jump.

"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."
Shout Out Louds will be bringing their engaging live show to the following North American venues throughout May:
01 March   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
20 May   San Diego, House of Blues
21 May   Los Angeles, El Rey