If we jump into the way back machine and travel to 2007, we find the Shout Out Louds in a good spot: fresh off of having an album produced by Bjorn Yttling of Peter Bjorn and John, the band signed to Merge Records for the release of Ill Wills.
Now they've completed the follow up to that album with a new one entitled Work. They're planning on releasing it on February 23rd, and it was recorded at Seattle's Bear Creek Studio at the end of the summer and produced by Phil Elk (Fleet Foxes, Band of Horses, The Shins, Built To Spill, Modest Mouse).
"I am fascinated by the process of creating something and almost working yourself to death, the relief that comes when it is over and the ability to just shut off a part of one’s life. Work also means that something “does work,” to reach a goal. A song from John Cale and Lou Reed’s Songs For Drella also inspired our album title choice," said singer Adam Olenius about the effort.