After Selling Out Music Hall, Shout Out Louds Play Webster Hall

May 9th, 2013

Three childhood friends, Adam Olenius (vocals and guitar), Ted Malmros (bass) and Carl von Arbin (guitar), formed Shout Out Louds in Stockholm around the turn of the century. They added Eric Edman (drums) and Bebban Stenborg (keys and vocals) before they’d even begun recording music, and with the release of their debut LP, the ’60s- and ’80s-influenced Howl Howl Gaff Gaff, in 2005, the five-piece made the leap from small European clubs to international acclaim. Despite their high-energy shows, Shout Out Louds (above, performing “1999” live in concert for KEXP FM) continue to churn out new material, including their fourth full-length, the self-produced Optica (stream it below), released this past February. It returns the band to the less-polished roots of their early days, while still maintaining the melodic tenor of the rest of their work. Shout Out Louds sold out Music Hall of Williamsburg nearly two months ago. So, fortunately, they’re playing a bigger room tomorrow night at Webster Hall.