Thursday, October 5, 2017
Shout Out Louds - Ease My Mind
The songs here are fully fleshed out, with robust arrangements and confident vocals. The performances are tight, and repeated listens will reveal an appreciated attention to details in the soundscapes. As is appropriate for an album focused feelings, and mostly good feelings, the hooks are plentiful and reach for the stars. And while the Shout Out Louds are a band that doesn't mind rocking out a bit, the classic gloss of Swedish pop is in evidence as well. Take this album on its own terms, and you'll find it giving you an abundance of pleasure, demanding nothing of you other than your ears and a desire to ease your mind.
Shout Out Louds are Adam Olenius, Ted Malmros, Eric Edman, Bebban Stenborg, and Carl von Arbin. Ease My Mind is out now via Merge Records.
Bandcamp for Ease My Mind
Merge Records page for Ease My Mind