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Shout Out Out Out Out rock the body electric.

March 13, 2007
You've got a chance to see one of the more exciting live bands that's currently making noise. Live, Toronto's Shout Out Out Out Out (that's four Outs for all of you playing at home) are the real deal. Their blazing electro antics are "more than meets the eye" (see: vocoder).

Now this is what a live band should be: two drummers, four bass players, two samplers and five synthesizers. Toronto's Shout Out Out Out Out were one of my very fav-fav-fav-favorite bands at last year's CMJ festival. It was amazing to watch the passive crowd perk up and congregate around the stage once these guys began to play. Truthfully, many of the appeared to be there for the free beer (guilty as charged) but in mere minutes after these guys took the stage in their matching baseball caps, the whole place became a sweaty, synthy mess. They just rocked it.

Shout Out Out Out Out may have a long and redundant name, but don't judge a band by its moniker. These six dudes rock exciting and energetic electro pop. They channel all their vocals through a vocoder (I know, I know, but don't judge a band by this criteria either), which reaffirms that before anyone did anything, Cher and the Transformers did everything. Shout Out Out Out Out have a S.O.O.O.O. hard to find record out (until it's inevitably reissued, of course) called Not Saying, Just Saying. It's nice and bouncy, but not nearly as nice and bouncy as seeing them straight from the stage. If you want their electric essence, see them live first before listening to them on disc.

Shout Out Out Out Out Out play Safari Sam's, on Tuesday, March 20th.


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