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If We Shout Loud Enough


If We Shout Loud Enough is an inside look at the Baltimore underground music scene through one of its most pivotal bands, Double Dagger.

This intimate and entertaining portrait follows the band as they complete their final tour and album, tracing the history and growth of the band and of Baltimore’s underground music scene. Meet Nolen, a singer who stutters uncontrollably until he picks up the microphone; Bruce, a bassist who can make his battered instrument sound like an entire rock band; Denny, whose drumset regularly collapses under the force of his pummeling; and dozens of the fans, musicians, and artists who have catalyzed the city’s music community. Along the way, the band reflects on why Baltimore has become such a vital and diverse creative breeding ground for the ethos of DIY music and art.

Directed by Gabriel DeLoach and Zach Keifer
Produced by Folk Hero Films
Thrill Jockey Records, 2013

Running Time: Approx. 90 minutes
DVD extras include: Additional interviews, deleted scenes, full performances of songs from Double Dagger’s final tour, and Cat Solen’s “Vivre Sans Temps Mort” music video

“As this charming, funny, and skillful film demonstrates, music, decoupled from corporate ambitions, has a singular communal power.”

—Jed Dietz, Director, Maryland Film Festival


If We Shout Loud Enough is filled with extraordinary performance footage from Double Dagger’s last tour, much of it shot from amid the sweaty bodies surging around the band. Featuring interviews with: Dan Deacon and members of Wye Oak, Future Islands, Ruiner, Thank You, and many others. Plus: Baltimore music historian Tim Kabara, Bonus Features, and more!

“The focus is on one band and its arc, but really, the story could be about so many bands, particularly many of those that call Charm City home. Years from now, when people look to relive or discover the epoch of the Baltimore music renaissance, this will be one of the finest documents of what it was like to be here in that time and place.”

— Baltimore City Paper