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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

The real best music video of the week is this: the debut effort from Tyler Breeze, bad-guy male model character in WWE’s developmental system, a sort of excessively narcissistic take on pre-personal journey Derek Zoolander. I didn’t put it on this week’s list because it’s not, strictly speaking, a good music video. But if you… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 6, 2014 - 2:56 pm

Washed Out – “Weightless” Video

Last year, Washed Out released the beautifully gooey sophomore album Paracosm. Now, David Altobelli has directed a gorgeous seven-and-a-half-minute video for “Weightless,” telling a story about teenagers and longing. The video’s actual narrative is almost pedestrian, and it plays out exactly the way you think it will. But the cinematography is so pretty that you… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 4, 2014 - 10:33 am

LouFest Lineup 2014

St. Louis’ LouFest has been going strong since 2010, and this year’s lineup has just been announced. OutKast will headline (as can be expected at this point) along with Arctic Monkeys and Cake. Some other noteworthy additions include Future Islands, Washed Out, and recent Band To Watch Young & Sick. It all goes down at… More »

By: Miles Bowe / May 13, 2014 - 1:34 pm

Washed Out – “All I Know (Moby Remix)”

The combination is a surprising one the first time you see it, but Moby and Washed Out really just represent two generations of chill, inviting, blissed-out electronic pop music. Despite how many of us harbor fond memories of Moby’s fired-up rave-era beginnings, his greatest commercial success (and maybe his greatest artistic success, too) came with… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 28, 2014 - 9:36 am

Moby – “Almost Home (Washed Out Remix)” (Feat. Damien Jurado)

Earlier this week we heard the Liars remix of Moby and Damien Jurado’s “Almost Home.” Now the bald one has unveiled yet another remix of the track, this time courtesy of Washed Out. This one maintains the original’s floaty tendencies, but as with the Liars version, Ernest Greene has imposed his own signature sounds o… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 24, 2014 - 9:54 am

Watch Washed Out Play Letterman

Washed Out’s second album, Paracosm, came out last summer and since then the band (the days of it just being Ernest Greene and a laptop are long past) has been playing festivals and TV shows. They stopped by The Late Show With David Letterman last night to play album highlight “All I Know.” You ca… More »

By: Miles Bowe / January 8, 2014 - 10:05 am

The 15 Most Memorable Moments At Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013

Fun Fun Fun Fest went down this past weekend in Austin, Texas, aka “the Live Music Capital Of The World.” The Fest celebrated its eighth year with headliners M.I.A., Snoop Dogg, and Slayer, along with a stacked lineup that included Ice-T, the Descendents, Kurt Vile, the Julie Ruin, Bleached, Killer Mike, the Men, Chelsea Light… More »

By: Ryan Leas / November 11, 2013 - 2:17 pm

Washed Out – “All I Know” Video

Washed Out put out one of the first great albums of this year, so maybe it’s fitting that we get this video as we close in on the final months of 2013. “All I Know”‘s found-footage style video, directed by Daniel Kragh-Jacobsen, starts with the uncomfortable exchange of two guys discussing his ex-girlfriend. It’s the… More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 25, 2013 - 10:36 am

Five Years In, Brooklyn Record Label Mexican Summer Deserves To Be Celebrated

This weekend, the Brooklyn-based record label Mexican Summer will celebrate five years in business with a two-day, indoor-outdoor festival featuring label artists, alumni, and friends at Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation in Red Hook. With a lineup that spans from living legends (Spiritualized, Ariel Pink) to underground mainstays (No Joy, the Fresh… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 11, 2013 - 10:21 am

Photos: Virgin Mobile FreeFest 2013

Virgin Mobile Freefest, which was held this past Saturday, might have been the best way to end music festival season for most people. It’s got a solid line-up, it’s only a single day, and (of course) it’s free. Thousands of people collected at Merriweather Post Pavilion to see Vampire Weekend, MGMT, Robin Thicke, Chvrches, and… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 23, 2013 - 5:00 pm

The 7 Best Things At Virgin Mobile Freefest 2013

Virgin Mobile Freefest is understandably something that a lot of music fans look forward to every year. The organizers have always curated a line-up that is a hell of a lot better than you would expect from a free music festival, and with everything else going on during the day — from food to vendor… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 23, 2013 - 3:52 pm

Album Of The Week: Washed Out Paracosm

There’s no nice way to say this, but during a busier week, Paracosm, the second album from Washed Out, wouldn’t have gotten that Album Of The Week nod. During next Tuesday’s new-release avalanche (Earl Sweatshirt! Superchunk! No Age! A$AP Ferg!), it would’ve been immediately lost in the shuffle. And indeed, it seems almost expressly designedMore »

By: Tom Breihan / August 13, 2013 - 2:24 pm

Stream Washed Out Paracosm

We’ve already heard “Don’t Give Up” and “It All Feels Right,” but now you can hear all of Washed Out’s Paracosm and start wrapping your head around what Ernest Greene has been working on for the last year. It’s a gorgeous, massively orchestrated record, and really feels like the killing blow to the original image… More »

By: Miles Bowe / August 6, 2013 - 11:39 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

For someone who consistently trumpets his own taste and ably namechecks filmmakers whenever possible, Kanye West sure has a dubious history with music videos. He got all pissy when an early version of his “Black Skinhead” video leaked because viewers weren’t getting the full experience, but then the full experience turned out to be some… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 26, 2013 - 11:59 am

Washed Out – “Don’t Give Up” Video

Don’t Give Up” is a lush ripple of a single from Washed Out’s forthcoming sophomore album Paracosm. And for its video, director Kate Moross is on her Planet Earth shit, using nature-documentary footage so pretty and close-up that it seems almost hallucinatory. Moross zooms in tight on the various body parts of lions, giraffes, zebras,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 23, 2013 - 9:08 am

Washed Out – “Don’t Give Up” Lyric Video

Earlier this month, the former chillwaver Washed Out shared “It Feels All Right,” the lush and languorous first single from his forthcoming sophomore album Paracosm, as a flower-filled lyric video. Today, he’s done the same for “Don’t Give Up,” the album’s second single. And like “It Feels All Right,” this one feels like evidence of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 25, 2013 - 9:27 am

Washed Out – “It All Feels Right” Lyric Video

It’s been interesting watching the progression of the class of ’09 artists — including Washed Out, Toro Y Moi, and Neon Indian — lumped together under the genre-tag that shall not be named™. Either that storm got under their skin, or they were all coincidentally and preternaturally mercurial, but in any event, they’ve proven the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 11, 2013 - 9:21 am

Washed Out Paracosm Details

It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything from Ernest Greene, the gloopy Georgia-based synth auteur who records as Washed Out. But his 2011 debut album Within And Without was one of the best things that came out of the whole chillwave movement (even if it did hit stores after that whole thing had already… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 23, 2013 - 10:34 am

Washed Out – “The Sound Of Creation”

As part of a promotional deal with Phillips, bedroom-synthpop impressionist Ernest Greene, better known to all but his parents as Washed Out, was assigned the task of making “autobiographical exploration of his music influences.” The result, “The Sound Of Creation,” is a short but deeply pretty instrumental that Greene made with foley sound effects; I’m… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 30, 2013 - 8:52 am

Deconstructing: Memory Tapes And Life Beyond Chillwave

How does the word “chillwave” make you feel in the waning weeks of 2012? If it doesn’t make you say “huh?” it probably makes you say “ugh.” We all have a different tolerance for contrived trend genres — for some, the gag reflex is triggered the moment a buzzword is coined; others got so wasted… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 3, 2012 - 4:38 pm
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