Shout out Louds have made the touring rounds with the likes of Kings of Leon and the Strokes but after returning to their native Sweeden post the release of 2010’s “Work”, the band has remain relatively silent. 3 years later, the indie-pop shines again with the release of the band’s 4th album, “Optica” on Feb 26 courtesy of Merge Records.

Bebban Stenborg released this statement to fans: “We wrote about love of course, about things we’ve seen, dreamed and lived. And about time, in all tenses. Light. And then, as always, our ever-present motif of traveling. The places we’ve been, the ones we’re dying to return to, and the ones we hope to see before we die. We made Optica in great anticipation of lugging our orchestra across the planet once more, and we can’t wait to get out there.

“And even if our 10th year as a band will bring the end of the world as we know it, we mean to face whatever lies ahead of us outside, in the light, in full color.”

Check out the video for “Walking In Your Footsteps” below!

Shout Out Louds
“Walking in Your Footsteps”
Merge Records

11 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
12 – 17 – SXSW

7 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
8 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
10 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
11 – Boston, MA – Paradise
13 – Montreal, QC – La Sala Rosa
14 – Toronto, ONT – The Opera House
15 – Detroit, MI – The Magic Bag
16 – Chicago, IL – Metro
17 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
22 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
23 – Los, Angeles, CA – El Rey
24 – 27 – Sasquatch Festival