Today, Shout Out Louds released “Blue Ice,” their first new song in three years, as a 7-inch single made of ice with an instructional video and stream of the song at Pitchfork.
Of the song "Blue Ice," The Line of Best Fit said, "The track, a delicate shuffle, with Adam Olenius musings recounting the end of a tenuous love affair and fading devotion – “it always ends in the same way” – maintaining pace throughout, the ballad floats gently against a bed of swooning strings and muted guitar lines. It’s lovely, delicate stuff but don’t be fooled by its mid paced nature – the forthcoming album is stacked full of the usual anthemic qualities we’ve come to expect from the group, whilst the quality of songwriting and production takes another bold step towards eternal greatness."
10 kits to produce these 7"s of ice were manufactured and we have one to give away! For a chance to win, send your mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Blue Ice Giveaway” in the subject line*. The contest ends Monday, December 3. Over 350 people have entered already since the contest began a few hours ago.
Watch Adam from Shout Out Louds demonstrate how to make the 7" below and listen to "Blue Ice" via Soundcloud, Spotify or iTunes.
A new Shout Out Louds full-length will be available early next year. The record arrives as Shout Out Louds celebrates 10 years as a band, and is a follow-up to 2010’s acclaimed Work.
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