Shout Out Louds Release Single “Porcelain”

Most of us are pretty fortunate to still have a handful of friends that we have known for most of our lives. Having known each other since the high school days, Stockholm’s own Shout Out Louds have been fortunate in keeping the good old days alive and well after so many years.

“Porcelain,” the third single from their forthcoming album Ease My Mind, offers up a memory from one of the many that the band has archived within the fifteen years being together. Here’s what the band had to say regarding the lyrics to “Porcelain”:

“Porcelain” isn’t about the types of relationships that rest on a steady foundation, but the ones that lack stability—an absent parent, a complicated friendship, a brief love affair, times of self-doubt and self-hatred. The person we refer to as “Kim” in the song is an actual person who let us all housesit for her on our first, short stint in the US. Her dad is pretty famous, and her home felt like some kind of a monument over a neglected child. It was full of dirty baby tees, glitter barrettes, pets, and impersonal gifts from the SkyMall catalog. We projected all kinds of feelings and romantic, tragic imagery onto her. She became a key figure in our collective memory. 

Shout Out Louds will soon be touring North America for the first time in years. Tour dates are below:

Shout Out Louds on tour:
Sep 16 Darmstadt, DE – Golden Leaves Festival
Oct 04 Vienna, AT – Wuk
Oct 05 Graz, AT – PPC
Oct 06 Salzburg, AT – Rockhouse
Oct 07 Winterthur, CH – Salzhaus
Oct 09 Munich, DE – Muffathalle
Oct 10 Erlangen, DE – E-werk
Oct 11 Leipzig, DE – Täubchenthal
Oct 12 Cologne, DE – Live Music Hall
Oct 13 Hamburg, DE – Uebel & Gefährlich
Oct 14 Berlin, DE – Astra Kulturhaus
Oct 25 Malmö, SE – Kulturbolaget
Oct 26 Göteborg, SE – Pustervik
Oct 27 Stockholm, SE – Vasateatern
Oct 30 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
Oct 31 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
Nov 02 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
Nov 03 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
Nov 04 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
Nov 05 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
Nov 06 Toronto, ON – Mod Club
Nov 07 Columbus, OH – The Basement
Nov 08 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
Nov 09 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
Nov 12 Vancouver, BC – Venue Nightclub
Nov 13 Seattle, WA – Crocodile
Nov 14 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
Nov 15 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
Nov 17 Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theatre
Nov 18 Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room

Ease My Mind will be out September 22nd in North America via Merge.