Entries in Washed Out (23)

Tuesday
Dec312013

[2013 Year In Review] Shey & Kibbe's Picks From 2013

It's always hard at this time of year to put together an end of year list. Last year we opted just to not do a list at all. This year we thought we'd do share our personal favourites and stand outs from 2013. None are in any particular order and by no means are we snubbing any who aren't listed. These selections simply represent the records we've constantly had on since their release. Albums that we've truly championed. We considered ranking a vat of albums that would include ones we didn't care about, but it doesn't feel very "us" to do that anymore. Each come with a little tid-bit about why we've put them in our top 5. We also have a few honourable mentions, because narrowing down the albums we've listened to most over the year was tough. So without further ado, make the jump and check out our picks for 2013. Or don't, I think between the rising popularity of Buzzfeed and the time of year you all may be suffering from list fatigue.

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Tuesday
Aug062013

[Album Stream] Check Out All 9 Tracks from Washed Out's Sophomore LP 'Paracosm'

Ernest Greene, aka Washed Out, had a clear goal with his new sophomore album Paracosm. He wanted to create an album that was "optimistic, very much a daytime-sounding album. I think the last record [2011's Within and Without] felt more nocturnal in some ways. This one I just imagined being outside, surrounded by a beautiful, natural environment."

Assisting this bright, natural sound were over 50 various instruments, recorded and sampled by Greene and producer Ben Allen in Athens and Atlanta, GA. The result is 9 songs of varying depth and layering, each with unique charm and flourish. Greene wants to share these with you one week before Paracosm hits stores. Head over to iTunes to stream the album in its entirety, and check out the video for "Don't Give Up" below.

Paracosm Tracklist:
01. Entrance
02. It All Feels Right
03. Don’t Give Up
04. Weightless
05. All I Know
06. Great Escape
07. Paracosm
08. Falling Back
09. All Over Now

Tuesday
Jul232013

[Watch] Washed Out Shares Nature-Centric Video for "Don't Give Up"

Washed Out has unveiled his new video for the Paracosm single "Don't Give Up," a vibrant collection of shots focused on numerous creatures from the animal kingdom. The mellow layers of instrumentation perfectly compliment the lush colors and exotic wildlife that can be found across our planet. Director Kate Moross deserves a spot on BBC's Planet Earth team.

Paracosm, Washed Out's sophmore record, is out on August 13th.

Wednesday
Jun262013

[Listen] Washed Out Unveils New Track "Don't Give Up"

The Washed Out hype train is quickly picking up speed. After announcing his sophomore album Paracosm a few weeks back, Ernest Greene gave us the vibrant lead single "It All Feels Right." I was impressed. He's taking a more nuanced approach to his music, using a wide array of instruments to create a mellow sound with lots of depth. That approach is even more evident on his latest cut, the nostalgic "Don't Give Up." It begins and ends with the faded sounds of friends and family laughing, setting the perfect tone for three-and-a-half minutes of blissful summer listening. Stream it below in the form of a lyric video.

Paracosm is out on August 13th.

Tuesday
Jun112013

[Listen] Washed Out Drops New Single "It All Feels Right"

Washed Out teased his new sophomore album Paracosm a few weeks back, giving us a brief teaser video and a few minor details. That changed today, as the (not so) chillwave artist gave us the LP's lead single. Titled "It All Feels Right," the song is very mellow and calming, accompanied by a flowery lyrics video. It definitely showcases the artist's new approach, where he used 50 different instruments to develop a vibrant, layered sound distinct from his former chillwave assocation. Stream the song below.

Paracosm is out on August 13th. Check out the artwork above and the tracklist after the jump, along with Washed Out's just-announced fall tour dates.

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Thursday
May232013

[News] Washed Out Announces Sophomore Album 'Paracosm'

Washed Out returns, announcing the follow-up to his 2011 debut album Within and Without. Titled Paracosm, the sophomore effort will see the chillwave artist shifting the boundaries of the genre he helped define. Using more than 50 different instruments, along with numerous samples, he looks to create something new and refreshing. The first single is titled "It All Feels Right," although it doesn't have a release date. The album on the other hand will be released on August 13th.

Check out the announcement video for Paracosm below.

Sunday
Aug192012

[News] Washed Out Announces Fall Tour

Ernest Greene's chillwave project Washed Out has found a great deal of success in the last year or so, having released a studio LP and completing his first headlining tour earlier this year. Now, Greene is looking to expand his tour schedule with a slew of dates in September and October. Starting on September 16th, Washed Out will tour across Canada and the U.S., with the tour wrapping up in Baton Rouge on October 8th. Included in his itinerary are eight shows opening for The Shins. Peep Washed Out's full tour schedule after the jump.

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Friday
Aug102012

[Listen] Just Tell Me That You Want Me - 'A Tribute To Fleetwood Mac' (Full Album Stream)

We've heard a couple of songs from Just Tell Me You Want Me - A Tribute To Fleetwood Mac over the past few months. Today we get to stream the entire project which features covers of Fleetwood Mac from the likes of Tame Impala, MGMT, St. Vincent, Washed Out, The Kills and Lykke Li. Stream it in full below and from the 14th of August you can pick up a copy of it over here.