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Washed Out

Washed Out Will Govus

Washed Out is the moniker of 28-year old Ernest Greene, who recorded his first tracks on a laptop in his parents' Georgia home. 

Now he's a rising wonder of the chillwave movement, and master behind some of the year's most alluring electronic sounds.  His debut album, Within and Without, builds an textured pop soundscape atop pulsing dance beats.

True to his digital roots, Greene posted his early recordings on MySpace, where they drew the attention of influential music bloggers.  He adapted quickly to the demands of playing live at mid-sized rock venues and festivals, both on his own and with the New York band Small Black backing him.  His sound is an ornate blend of murky vocals buried beneath layers of synths, strings, and beats – a complex sonic web tied together by Greene's killer melodies and mysterious voice.


Set List:
EYES BE CLOSED                4:27
NEW THEORY                      3:52

Recent Release: Within and Without
Release Date: July 12, 2011
Label: Sub Pop

Band Origin: Georgia