June 11, 2013
Washed Out's Ernest Greene, like peers Neon Indian and Memory Tapes, has found life after chillwave by closing the door on the lo-fi bedroom-style production that came to define the makeshift scene after it bubbled over in the late 2000s, and mopping up melted synths with a widescreen new age perspective. On August 13th, the Georgian soundscaper returns with his sophomore follow-up Paracosm, due out on Sub Pop (Weird World will handle the U.K. release available a day earlier.) Ben Allen, who helmed Washed Out’s 2010 debut Within and Without and counts Animal Collective’s Merriweather Post Pavillion and Deerhunter’s Halcyon Digest to his credits, returns behind the boards for this effort, an album inspired by its titular definition of imaginary worlds. The first track off the LP, “It All Feels Right,” flourishes in Greene’s cosmic fantasies as Allen accentuates the reported 50+ instruments used on the recording with rich, technicolor textures swirling around a summer solstice sun. 'Tis the season to drift away with Washed Out...
Washed Out - "It All Feels Right"
Labels: Hear New Sound