Shout Out Out Out Out makes dance music, but they don’t make it the way you might expect. With a mountain of homemade analog synths, guitars and two drummers in synchronized frenzy, not to mention heavily vocoded lyrics about depression, shame and loss, Juno Award nominated Shout Out Out Out Out are proud hometown favourites (and our longtime friends). With their newest album, Spanish Moss and Total Loss, the band evolved to a subtler (yet still danceable) and more melodic take on their usual lyrical themes of angst and disappointment. Shout Out Out Out Out’s brand of dance music fuses late-70’s German electronic experimentalism with the DIY punk aesthetic of their tight-knit musical community in Edmonton. The result is “analog synth heaven” (NPR, SXSW 2013).