Shout Out Out Out Out
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 new album shows Shout Out Out Out Out growing as songwriters, with a strong melodic focus, and an expanded base of instrumentation. Their vast collection of analog synths has grown, and features 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 acclaimed previous two albums, while still maintaining the dancefloor filling energy they are known for. The influence of Disco, classic House, Krautrock and cosmic synth music are all present, with a hint of the punk background and ethic of the 6 piece band's roots lurking in the shadows. Recorded at the new Audio Department Studio in Edmonton over the course of 3 months using a wide variety of analog gear, Spanish Moss And Total Loss sounds simply fantastic.
And so it goes, Shout Out Out Out Out emerged from the frozen north as an all-rhythm section, high-kicking, collection of local rock stalwarts, diving headfirst into the world of electronic music. A formidable force and a live spectacle from the get-go, with two drummers, four bass players, and an entirely appropriate mountain of analog synthesizers. Like in every band’s not-so-secret dream, local support grew to national buzz, national acclaim grew to international buzz, and the upward momentum just keeps pushing on.
Through it all, Shout Out Out Out Out have maintained the juxtaposition involved in being an Edmonton band. Sure, this is dance music and really, it’s a damn good time. Lyrically though, darker themes are explored, connecting those who listen closely enough to decipher the vocoded laments (we’re talking Kraftwerk here, not T-Pain) with themes of disillusionment, debt, and inner struggle. Not unlike making the best of living in a geographically isolated permafrost city, Shout Out Out Out Out use dance music to help themselves and their listeners lighten the load of a heavier existence. Shout Out Out Out Out is: Nik Kozub, Jason Troock, Lyle Bell, Will Zimmerman, Clint Frazier, and gravy.