While their latest album isn’t exactly my favorite, I still like the Shout Out Louds quite a bit. To drive home that point, I’m happily featuring them and their new songs as part of this week’s Live Friday. Even when their songs aren’t the greatest, there’s never been a problem with the band’s live show, which is nothing short of dynamite. They bring a new life to the recorded versions of their songs, and that’s what a great band is supposed to do. This session, recorded last month when the band was touring the U.S., pretty much proves that adage true, though they did choose to play the three best tracks from their current record “Work”. As usual, there’s also an interview to go along with these songs, and the band talks about how they first got together and whether or not their home country of Sweden is on the forefront of all things indie pop. It’s not the most impressive or exciting thing in the world, but it is relatively interesting, especially if you happen to care a lot about this band and where they come from. Otherwise just download the songs, they’re delightful.
Shout Out Louds, Live on MPR 5-17-10:
Shout Out Louds – 1999 (Live on MPR)
Shout Out Louds – Play the Game (Live on MPR)
Shout Out Louds – Walls (Live on MPR)
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