Indie Pop

Show Preview: Shout Out Louds w/Haerts – Magic Bag – Ferndale, MI – 5/15

Busy next Wednesday? Well, I’d recommend you change those plans. Swedish indie poppers Shout Out Louds will be making their what to Magic Bag in Ferndale on May 15th. The Swedes stepped up their game on their latest release Optica (purchase at Merge) and let’s face it, they probably won’t be back to Detroit for […]


Shout Out Louds – Walking In Your Footsteps

Stockholm, Sweden quintet Shout Out Louds caught my ear back in 2007 on Our Ill Wills and have steadily stacked up an impressive touring resume since then (The Strokes, Kings of Leon). “Walking In Your Footsteps” is the second single of their fourth album Optica. The breezy midtempo cut features a hypnotic flute that I’m […]

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Soundtracked: Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist

The recent DVD release of Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist made me realize how I overlooked the soundtrack this fall.  I remember being intrigued by early viewings of the track list and “Ottoman” added to the Vampire Weekend buzz bandwagon, but by October the album (and movie) was lost in the 4Q shuffle. Luckily, my […]