Release Date: Jul 17, 2012
Record label: Normals Welcome
Canadian electros and dance-funk DJs Shout Out Out Out Out stormed into the music world with their first album, Not Saying / Just Saying back in 2006. After positive reviews and a Juno Award nomination, they packed up and toured through North America. It was another three years before they hit their sophomoric stride with Reintegration Time. The band again received generally positive reviews, and the title track even crept into BioWare’s gaming space epic, Mass Effect 3 (it’s one of the songs you select as background music in Shepard’s cabin).
SHOUT OUT OUT OUT OUT play the Horseshoe on July 21. See listing. Rating: NNN On their third album, Edmonton electro rockers Shout Out Out Out Out outgrow their "dance punk" label and move toward more mature and measured Kraut- and house-influenced sounds. The songs still groove and uplift, but the band's earlier youthful chaos has been subdued.
“I just roll up with a laptop and a midi controller and ‘select’ tracks n hit a spacebar,” wrote Deadmau5 in a recent blog post revealing the “secrets” of live electronic dance music. It’s essentially something anyone could do if given a computer, a stage, and the adoration of millions of partiers. Such is not the case with Canadian six-piece Shout Out Out Out Out, which has a bassist for every “Out” in its name, two drummers, a mountain of synthesizers, and a reputation for putting on one badass electronica show.
The third full-length album from the Edmonton, AB-based sextet since forming in 2004, Spanish Moss and Total Loss is by far Shout Out Out Out Out's most evolved record. Stylistically, it's consistent with their catalogue ? it's a synthesis of synths, vocoder, bass guitar, drum machines and drums that forms lengthy pop electronic jams ? but time has been good to their aesthetic. With the influence of disco, techno, classic house and Krautrock taking deeper root within their sound, every moment on this album is more informed and developed than anything previously.