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Live Review: First Aid Kit and Willy Mason at El Rey (LA), May 28, 2014
â€œCosmic American Musicâ€ was a term used by the late great father of alternative country, Gram Parsons, to describe his mystical vision for a new genre of music. Well on his way to seeing this vision through, Parsons’ untimely death in 1973 put an abrupt end to his path of liberating country music from the confines of Nashville and releasing it into the stratosphere for all to enjoy. Continue reading…
The Owl and Bear Podcast vol. 166
Interview: Shout Out Louds
Shout Out Louds could have been just another casualty of the sophomore slump. Their second album, 2007’s Our Ill Wills, was met with a tepid reception by fans and critics, who criticized it for being over-produced and lifting too heavily from bands like The Cure.
Those complaints have been silenced with Work, the Swedish band’s triumphant return to form. Shout Out Louds have never sounded this driven or vital, thanks to some captivating, no-nonsense arrangements, adhesive melodies, and Phil Ek’s gleaming production.
San Diegans will get to experience Work standouts “Walls” (MP3), “Fall Hard,” and “Show Me Something New” on May 22nd, when the rejuvenated band joins Freelance Whales and Ok Go for an afternoon show at House of Blues. Tickets for the event can be purchased here.
We sat down with multi-instrumentalist Bebban Stenborg to discuss Shout Out Louds’ revamped approach. Continue reading…