From his long-awaited debut Within and Without, Washed Out (aka Ernest Greene) has released a video for the lead single “Eyes Be Closed.” My copy of Within and Without arrived late last week, and since then, I haven’t stopped spinning the gorgeous baby blue vinyl. This is the perfect album for the summer, so grab yourself a copy here!
After one listen through Washed Out‘s Sub Pop debut Within and Without, you will get the sense that Ernest Greene’s one-man, bedroom project has evolved in a big way. Where earlier recordings give the sense that Greene was “trapped” in a room, with nothing more than an array of synthesizers, Within and Without features a larger sound that holds true to Washed Out’s distinct brand of lo-fi, chillwave, pop music.
On July 12th, Ernest Greene (aka Washed Out) will release his debut LP Within and Without through Sub Pop Records. Previously, we have heard the single “You and I,” and today we have “Echoes,” and “Amor Fati,” which translates from Latin to “love of fate.” The first 500 people to pre-order the LP will receive a bonus, limited edition 7″ featuring “Belong” b/w “Phone Call”, two tracks from the 2009 Washed Out High Times EP. So, get to pre-ordering!
DOWNLOAD :: Washed Out – “Amor Fati”
LISTEN :: Washed Out – Eachoes [via ListenBeforeYouBuy]
Well, here is a collaboration we did not see coming.
The experimental, psychedelic rockers The Flaming Lips have teamed up with chillwavers Neon Indian to release a 12”, which is limited to 1,000 copies, and only being sold in two locations. I would provide the information to those locations, but, according to Some Kind of Awesome, all the copies of the collaboration have already sold-out. So, to hold you over until we (hopefully) hear of a larger release, check out the track “Is David Bowie Dying?”
The Flaming Lips with Neon Indian 12″ Tracklist::
01. Is David Bowie Dying?
02. Alan’s Theremin
03. You Don’t Respond
04. Do You Want New Wave or Do You Want the Truth Part 2
Toro y Moi (aka Chazwick Bundick) is set to release his forthcoming album Underneath The Pine on February 22 and to hold you over until then, Urban Outiftters has released a full album stream along with a video for the single “New Beat.”
While Com Truise is readying his debut LP, he released two bonus jams from his recently re-issued Cyanide Sisters EP. Check out “Space Dust” and “Innerfacer” below ..
Additionally, here is a non-album jam titled “Colorvision (WIP).”
Teen Daze have released a 4 track EP called Beach Dreams, which you can listen to below and buy/share over at bandcamp.
From Teen Daze:
I really came to fall in love with the whole lo-fi pop scene this summer, and I wanted to see what I could come up with. After writing “Let’s Fall Asleep Together”, the last three just sort of happened in the span of a few days. I know that it’s starting to get cold, and that carefree love songs about beach life may seem out of context, but I hope that you guys can look back on your past summer, and let these songs remind you of some of the good experiences you had!
The artist formerly known as Vektodrum has recently released his Telnet Erotika EP for free download under the new moniker Vektroid. With new writing processes, ideas, and projects comes new names and we shall see if this one sticks. Regardless, Telnet Erotika shows Vektroid toying with the “chillwave” movement, reforming it into a throwback to classic computer culture in an immense lo-fi trip.The genre? MS-DOS WAVE.
According to Vektroid:
It’s nighttime music—the sort of tunes that still contain the “glo-fi” nostalgic quality, but though a much different lens. This project revolves around past computer culture—cheap websites, the irrational-but-widespread fear of “hackers”, cheap videotapes of soccer moms trying to teach one-another to “SURF THE NET”, but most befittingly, the music that came with it. MIDI files dug up off your grandma’s website about cats (which your uncle so graciously helped her build), cassettes your parents listened to on their way home from work, and an almost dreamlike point of view, navigating omnisciently through it. The release treads a lot of territory, switching from some slowed down electro to remixed tape recordings of new wave tunes. I couldn’t define a genre for this release.
Listen to the entire EP below ..