Formed in Stockholm, Shout Out Louds found an international audience during the early 2000s with their peppy Swedish pop. The five-piece band started writing music in no time, the first three songs formed the basis of their first demo tape. Their music caught the attention of Sweden’s Bud Fox Recordings and quickly got signed. By 2003 they finally released their debut album 100°. Shout Out Louds had high energy and melodic sound from the beginning, which entailed tours and more releases, eventually landing a deal with Capitol Records. In the U.S they immediately gained popularity by touring the The Dears and having airplay on The OC. After releasing Our Ill Wills and Work, the band decided to recapture their relaxed spirit of earlier records and reconvene to create something refreshing. This year they produced their own record entitled, Optica, which captures their original free-spirit and high-energy, ultra-melodic tunes.
Joining the Shout Out Louds at the El Rey on Friday, May 24 are Hearts. Tickets to the show are $22, doors open at 8PM, and it’s all ages. You can win a pair of tickets with us by entering the contest below.
First make sure you’re following Grimy Goods on Twitter here and/or “like” our Facebook page here. Next, email email@example.com with your full name for guest list and a clever reason why you want a pair of tickets to Shout Out Louds at the El Rey. When you’re done with your email, send us a Tweet (see below) so we know you entered the contest or you can post on our Facebook wall. We’ll select winners that have done all of the above mentioned. Winners will be announced via email, Facebook and Twitter on Monday, May 20 Winners will have until 10am Tuesday, May 21 to reply back to our email and confirm their win.
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