Shout Out Out Out Out Out Announce New Album Spanish Moss and Total Loss, Set for Release June 19th on Normals Welcome Records
Spanish Moss And Total Loss, Shout Out Out Out Out's third full length album since forming in 2004, is their most melodic, textured, and interesting record to date. The Edmonton, AB-based six piece -- consisting of Nik Kozub, Jason Troock, Lyle Bell, Will Zimmerman, Clint Frazier, and Gravy -- have announced the new album to be released June 19th, on their own Normals Welcome Records imprint. Additionally, the band has teased out a free download and/or stream of "Never the Same Way Twice," the addictive first single from the forthcoming album, just in time before they hit Austin next week for their return to the SXSW festival (list of dates below).
The new album shows Shout Out Out Out Out's growth as songwriters, with a strong melodic focus, and an expanded base of instrumentation. Their vast collection of analog synths has grown, and is featured very heavily, alongside saxophone, Rhodes piano, baritone guitar, and of course their signature double drummers, and vocoder laden vocals. The new album features a wider variety of tempos and feels than Shout Out Out Out Out's two previously acclaimed records, while still maintaining the dancefloor filling energy they are widely known for. The growing influence of Disco, classic House, Krautrock and cosmic synth music are extremely present, with a hint of the punk ethic of the band's roots lurking in the shadows. Recorded at the new Audio Department Studio in the band's hometown of Edmonton over the course of 3 months using a wide variety of analog gear, Spanish Moss And Total Loss is a stunning and deep listen.
Shout Out Out Out Out @ SXSW
Thurs. March 15th, 5pm, at Headhunters, 720 Red River St. (Olio Festival / Mint Records / Light Organ Records free day party)
Thurs. March 15th, 1am, at Canada House (Trinity Hall), 6th and Trinity (Breakout West Showcase)
Fri. March 16th, 1am , at Friends, 260 E 6th Street (Warp Magazine Showcase)
Click Here or Above for The Audio Department: In the Studio with Shout Out Out Out Out Making-of Video
More info on Shout Out Out Out Out:
"Welcome to the world of Shout Out Out Out Out. We do a lot of things ourselves, really. I produce and record our records, Jason and I run a small record label that releases our records, Lyle designs our website, Gravy takes our photos, Will and Clint provide youthful exuberance and comic relief, we all do our part. We live in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It's an alright place: cold in the winter, hot in the summer, people are, for the most part, friendly here (regardless of what our exceptionally high murder rate would suggest). There's not that much more to say about it really. I guess it is the kind of place where if you want to get anything done, you pretty well have to do it yourself, so maybe that's why I am here writing this.
Our new album, Spanish Moss and Total Loss, was recorded over the course of 3 months in our hometown of Edmonton. We strongly feel that it is our best work to date (and so we should, what would be the point otherwise?). The album marks a bit of a departure from our previous material, or rather a natural progression. Since our humble beginnings in 2004, we have grown to be fully encompassed in the world of electronic music, and this is now our world and the way we think about things. We tried to write a record that we would all personally listen to, and a record that we would be proud to play as DJs (we do that too). This is our most ambitious production to date, expanding our previous instrumentation of two drummers and four bass players (with a mountain of analog synths), to include Rhodes piano, baritone guitar, saxophone, and well, even more synths.
As on our previous two albums, I sing through an old analog vocoder, and lyrically I try to tackle my own demons, dreaming of a life where I can just stay on vacation forever, not having to deal with being broke all the time or be reminded of personal failures. Yeah, I know, poor me... but really, writing dance music is actually a pretty therapeutic way to diffuse my problems. To our ears, this album breathes nicely, is more melodic and varied than our previous efforts, and marks a step forward in our ability as songwriters as well as our comfort level as producers of electronic music. We have been strongly influenced by classic House music, Techno, Disco, Krautrock, and a variety of cosmic synth music, and I feel all of these influences have crept their way into Spanish Moss and Total Loss. We are tremendously proud of this album, and we hope you enjoy it." - Nik Kozub, Shout Out Out Out Out
Shout Out Out Out Out
Spanish Moss and Total Loss
Out June 19th on Normals Welcome Records (cd, double LP, digital)
Now That I've Given Up Hope, I Feel Much Better
How Do I Maintain Part 3
This Isn't Helping
Never the Same Way Twice
Lessons In Disappearing