The low-blood-pressure sample-based bedroom jams Washed Out poured out this year were grouped with others of their kind under various and competing genre labels, but the critical point was less about what to call it and more about what it recalled: nostalgia for the past (namely the ’80s) and all its trappings. And if that hasn’t yet been made sufficiently, this video directed by Blake Salzman (previously seen aiding Banjo Or Freakout) is directly on point, with VHS print, a tape decks (“Belong” first appeared on the High Times cassette, after all), awesomely ’80s video effects, aerobics, Nintendo, leotards. Watch this or bag your face.
Washed Out – “Belong” (MP3)
High Times is out.