Swedish group Shout Out Louds are gearing up for the release of their fourth full-length album, Optica, due out on February 26 via Merge Records. Take a listen to Optica's lead single "Blue Ice" at the bottom of this post. The LP is up for preorder via Merge's webstore.

In support of Optica, the Shout Out Louds will embark on a spring North American tour. That tour includes a performance at Metro on May 16. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Saturday (12/8) at noon CST.

All Shout Out Louds tour dates and a stream of "Blue Ice" are below...

Shout Out Louds - "Blue Ice"

Shout Out Louds -- 2013 Tour Dates
March 11 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
March 13-16 Austin, TX SXSW Music Festival
May 7 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
May 8 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
May 11 Boston, MA Paradise
May 13 Montreal, QC La Sala Rosa
May 14 Toronto, ONT The Opera House
May 15 Detroit, MI The Magic Bag
May 16 Chicago, IL Metro
May 17 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater
May 22 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
May 23 Los, Angeles, CA El Rey