According to Merge Records, Swedish indie rock outfit Shout Out Louds are planning to release their third full-length on February 23. The new album, entitled Work, is the follow up to 2007's Our Ill Wills (TMT Review). And in keeping with the "hole up in a room, grow a beard, and write a new album" craze that's sweeping the nation (i.e. The Antlers, Bon Iver), lead singer/songwriter Adam Olenius apparently stuck himself in a boxy room in Australia with naught but a synthesizer, guitar, and GarageBand to write Work. So, can we assume it'll sound woodsy?

Producer Phil Ek teamed up with Shout Out Louds on this album, which isn't bad considering his work with The Shins, Fleet Foxes, and Band of Horses. Again, woodsy. Or pastoral? Oh, guessing games. That said, the music on the record is said to sound a little more "stripped down" by forgoing percussion and a string section.

In addition to a new slew of 2010 European tourdates, Shout Out Louds will present their new material at an album-release show in Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg on March 1

03.01.10 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
03.23.10 - Rostock, Germany - MAU
03.24.10 - Hamburg, Germany - Uebel & Gefahrlich
03.25.10 - Berlin, Germany - Astra
03.26.10 - Dresden, Germany - Reithalle
03.27.10 - Munich, Germany - Backstage Werk
03.28.10 - Zurich, Switzerland - Mascotte
03.29.10 - Frankfurt, Germany - Mousonturm
03.30.10 - Cologne, Germany - Burgerhaus Stollwerck
03.31.10 - Stuttgart, Germany - Waagenhallen
04.01.10 - Salzburg, Austria - Rockhouse
04.02.10 - Vienna, Austria - FM4 @ RadioKulturhaus
04.03.10 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Lille Vega
04.14.10 - Oslo, Norway - Parkteatret
04.15.10 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Brew House
04.16.10 - Malmö, Sweden - KB
04.17.10 - Stockholm, Sweden - Kagelbanan

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