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Shout Out Louds on World Cafe | August 9, 2013

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After working together for more than a decade, the members of Stockholm's Shout Out Louds continue to make lush, highly melodic pop music. The product of a year and a half of tinkering, their recent Optica is significantly lighter-sounding than its predecessors.

On this installment of World Cafe, hear the group discuss how it navigated new musical experiments on the album, and how all of its members finally came to agree on how Optica should sound.

Tracklist: 

(( )) for interlude music

Hour 1

Passion Pit “The Reeling” Manners
The Head and the Heart “Shake” Let’s Be Still
Local Natives “Heavy Feet” Hummingbird
Crowded House “Something So Strong” Crowded House
Matthew Sweet “Walk Out” 100% Fun
((Alt-J "Something Good" Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Shout Out Louds “Walking in Your Footsteps” Recorded Live for the World Cafe 
Shout Out Louds “Blue Ice” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Shout Out Louds “Illusions” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Shout Out Louds “Destroy” Recorded Live for the World Cafe 
((The Helio Sequence "One More Time" Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Janelle Monae “Dance Apocalyptic” The Electric Lady
Citizen Cope “Son’s Gonna Rise” The Clarence Greenwood Recordings

Hour 2

MGMT “Your Life is a Lie” MGMT
The Pretenders “Kid” Pretenders
Fitz & the Tantrums “Out of My League” More Than Just a Dream
The Roots “The Seed” Phrenology
Treetop Flyers “Things Will Change” The Mountain Moves
Crosby Stills & Nash “49 Bye-Byes” Crosby, Stills, & Nash
((My Morning Jacket "Rollin' Back" It Still Moves))
Dr. Dog “The Truth” B-Room
Bobby Blue Bland “Ain’t No Love in the Heart of the City” Dreamer
Vampire Weekend “Unbelievers” Modern Vampires of the City
Modest Mouse “Ocean Breathes Salty” Good News For People Who Love Bad News
((Minus the Bear "Empty Party Rooms" Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Allo Darlin’ “Tallulah” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Frente “Labour of Love” Marvin the Album
Talking Heads “The Lady Don’t Mind” Little Creatures 
Parquet Courts “Stoned and Starving” Light Up Gold