Also-ran or phenomenon?
Since Washed Out hit the scene back in 2009 he’s dialed down the sampling and scaled up the songwriting with his new album, Within and Without. With a background in everything from jazz to instrumental hip-hop he produces a synthy soundscape that will put the dreamy buzz(or acid trip?) in your next summer bbq. Catch this indie “chillwave” extraordinaire jam out at the Great American Music Hall this Friday 07.09.11. And hey, if you’re a fan of the Portlandia you may even recognize his track “Feel It All Around” from the shows opening theme.
Commentary by Lauren Kroner.