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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

feel it all around

More woozy, lo-fi bedroom dance pop from Columbia, South Carolina, courtesy of Ernest Greene, aka Washed Out. Bask in the warm, inviting glow of (possibly borrowed) nostalgia cast by the excellent "Feel it All Around," which somehow manages to feel both distant and fully engaging, and look for a tape from Washed Out soon on Mirror Universe:

washed out :: feel it all around


New single from the Big Pink, taken from their debut album A Brief History of Love, due out in September on 4AD.

the big pink :: dominos


the big pink :: velvet (gang gang dance remix)


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh shit let me ride the wave real quick while columbia is still cool: http://www.myspace.com/esharppp

1:20 PM  
Anonymous Victor said...

Love this

1:35 PM  
Blogger Adam said...

Another really cool band from Columbia: http://www.myspace.com/nydv

2:18 PM  
Blogger TheBoulevardier said...

this washed out stuff is pretty groovy!

just felt compelled to say so, thats all.


2:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't you mean ride the wavves?

2:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

damn, kid,

shit is hella good

2:41 PM  
Anonymous Cassie said...

t-minus ____ until Pitchfork pawns this latest discovery off as their own.

love it right up there with neon indian and all these other American bros doing it and doing it well.

2:49 PM  
Blogger tug said...

Other good Columbia bands. We're a well-kept secret.

3:21 PM  
Blogger Jim Stark said...

Ernesto threw the real sick house parties too: http://raunchynoise.blogspot.com/2008/10/thee-crucials-rob-throb-house-par-tay.html

Too bad I understand he's splitsville from ol' Cola-town...

4:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Columbia blowin up like wet dog food!

8:13 PM  
Blogger Carles said...

Washed Out is the next Neon Indian.

10:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that washed out is the best thing.

11:19 PM  
Blogger Sour Grapes by AMLW said...

How does every band always jump on the same trend?

11:50 PM  
Blogger John Danner said...

washed out is it

1:03 AM  
Blogger Audrey said...

fuck me. this is incredible

2:44 AM  
Blogger Andro said...

Those bands which are recommended here in the comments are all shit.
Washed out sounds great.
The Big Pink is ok.

5:28 AM  
Blogger Alex D. said...

Up on pitchfork already, but it's another free mP3 so I'm not complaining.


9:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

not surprised at all that pitchfork ripped off another GVB find for the billionth time.

12:41 PM  
Anonymous jheri curl said...

Not to be a jerk, but I'm sure little known bands like Washed Out are probably pretty happy that Pitchfork (and now Stereogum) are "ripping off" a GVB find, which is in turn "ripping off" a No Pain In Pop find. That's how things go --- big blog writer reads smaller blog, which gets stuff from smaller blog. A lot of people are going to hear these songs as a result, which is good, because they certainly deserve to be heard.

Observe: http://nopaininpop.com/2009/07/when-the-odyssey-ends

Also, I totally agree that the bands recommended in these comments are pretty subpar --- or at least it's pretty dim to think people that are into music like Washed Out or Toro Y Moi, etc. etc. would be into a band like "New York Disco Villains." Of course people want to take the opportunity to self-promote. Bummer.

3:56 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

no, you're right jheri, not to mention that Ernest (Washed Out) emailing me the track directly unsolicited hardly constitutes a "find." more like a gift, really.

4:24 PM  
Anonymous Jheri Curl said...

True dat.

4:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@jheri curl: seriously, those self-promoters are pathetic. as if anyone who likes these sweet WASHED OUT jams would EVER consider listening to magic treesuns, or reasons, or whatever it's called.

7:16 PM  
Anonymous Luno said...

This is so relaxing.
Great find.
It's not something that's being exploited my radio either, which means I wont get sick of it.
love this

2:27 AM  
Anonymous Nick said...

I really enjoyed this track, however when I posted on them over on EMJ people seemed to dislike them.... meh

12:19 AM  

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