My Morning Jacket roll in to town on Friday, August 17th with openers Band of Horses at The Mann for a rock show you won’t want to miss. On August 7th, the Jacket release its “Outta My System” remix EP. The original version of “Outta My System” is on Circuital, however, below you can listen to Washed Out’s blissful, ambient remix of the song and compare it to the original.
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Uncertainty sometimes leads us to our most creative moments. Such is the case for 28-year-old Georgia-bred Ernest Greene (better known by his stage name Washed Out): After graduating from the University Of South Carolina with a masters degree in Library And Information Science and subsequently failing to find work as a librarian, he moved back home and decided to give music a try. Washed Out creates dreamy, calming beats that are heavily influenced by ’80s hip-hop and are loaded with mellow synthesizer. Now that Greene has found his musical footing, he’s also finding successful publicity–his single “Feel It All Around” is featured in the opening sequence of the popular sketch-comedy show Portlandia. Washed Out ironically proves that uncertainty can open doors to possibilities once unimaginable. Washed Out performs with Memoryhouse at 8:30 p.m. at Union Transfer; tickets to the all-ages show are $15. –Lisa Henderson
Washed Out, the musical project of Atlanta, GA’s Ernest Greene returns to Philly tomorrow evening, Thursday, April 19th to perform at Union Transfer with Memoryhouse opening up the show. Last year Washed Out released the electonica album Within and Without on Sub Pop records. Last November, 2011 he visited World Cafe with David Dye; you can listen to the entire session here. Currently out on tour, we asked Ernest to come up with a “video” mixtape with six songs that were influential on him. His response below came via e-mail.
1. 10cc, “I’m Not in Love” – Really love the texture created by the vocal pads as well as the simplicity of the arrangement.
2. Koushik, “Be With” – Love this sample-based track by Koushik. Really liked his vocal approach – which was really different for a Stones Throw records signee.
3. DJ Shadow, “Midnight in a Perfect World” – Love the heavy, psychedelic weight of all the DJ Shadow stuff – and the arrangements / textures are really inventive.
One of the most talked-about debut albums of the year is Within And Without from Georgia-based electronic musician Ernest Greene, also known as Washed Out. Greene and his band recently paid a visit to the XPN2 studios to share his music, and now you can stream the session whenever you like. In the session, we’ll hear the full-band version of Washed Out (which includes Greene’s wife, Blair, on keyboards) perform a selection of songs from Within And Without and a song from an earlier EP. XPN2′s Eric Schuman talks with Ernest about taking his music into a more atmospheric direction, and translating the bedroom project into a full touring group. You can stream our session with Washed Out anytime with the XPN Media Player. Be sure to listen for a brand new Studio Session every Friday at 3pm on XPN2!