House or dance music isn’t really my thing. But there is a time and place for everything. And if you ask my three-year-old, he will let you know that it’s “fun to dance, Mommy.” However most of the time his dance moves look more like Power Ranger choreography, but to each their own, right? And so it is with the group Shout Out Out Out Out.
For starters I really, really, really can’t stand their group name Shout Out Out Out Out. Really, I can’t make this stuff up, that’s their name. Name. Name. Name.
But their music, or rather, layered mixes as I’d like to call it, aren’t so bad. There might be some weird singing in there but with all the overlay you can’t understand a word they are saying. So you’re not listening to this group for the lyrics. If you put on any music from Shout Out Out Out Out it’s going to be purely for ambiance.
Their new album, Spanish Moss and Total Loss, was recorded over the course of 3 months in our hometown of Edmonton. The group members say they have been strongly influenced by classic House music, Techno, Disco, Krautrock, and a variety of cosmic synth music. Now I couldn’t tell you what cosmic synth music means, but I suppose this music is very universal. The group does a lot of production and recording on their own, well of course they do, there really isn’t that much to it. Apple Stores have summer camps to teach kids how to work iMovie and Garage Band so… you know what I’m saying.
Alright, I might be coming off harsh. I liked the music, and I use that term loosely, enough to at least give them mention on the site even if it isn’t all positive.
Shout Out Out Out Out Tour Dates:
Mar 6 – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore
Mar 7 – Seattle, WA – Chop Suey
Mar 8 – Portland, OR – Dante’s
Mar 9 – San Francisco, CA – Thee Parkside
Mar 10 – Fullerton, CA – Slidebar
Mar 11 – Los Angeles, CA – Whisky A Go Go
Mar 12 – Scotsdale, AZ – Pub Rock
Mar 13 – El Paso, TX – The Lowbrow Palace
Mar 14 – Austin, TX – SXSW
Mar 15 – Austin, TX – SXSW – Shout It Out Loud Music showcase at Old School
Mar 16 – Austin, TX – SXSW
Mar 19 – Philadelphian, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
Mar 20 – Brooklyn, NY – Cameo Gallery
Mar 22 – Montreal, QC – Cabaret Underworld
Mar 23 – Toronto, ON – Horeshoe Tavern
Mar 24 – London, ON – Call The Office
Mar 25 – Hamilton, ON – The Casbah
Mar 26 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
Mar 27 – Chicago, IL – Schuba’s Tavern
Mar 28 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
Mar 30 – Winnipeg, MB – Pyramid Cabaret
Mar 31 – Saskatoon, SK – Amigos Cantina