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Birth Name:
Ernest Greene

Born:
Washed Out

Genre:
Alternative

Years Active:
'00s, '10s






Washed Out

Biography

Ernest Greene had been involved in a number of musical endeavors by the time he started putting together a series of recordings as Washed Out. Leading up to his first Washed Out recordings in the summer of 2009, Greene had worked on a similarly noisy and computerized (albeit far more guitar-heavy and fast-paced) bedroom recording project called Lee Weather. He had also worked on a series of dance music recordings with a local band in Columbia, South Carolina called Bedroom. Washed Out's initial offerings — drowsy, distorted, dance-pop-influenced tracks that brought to mind Neon Indian and Memory Cassette — would reflect the influence of both of these projects. Mexican Summer digitally released Washed Out's debut EP, Life of Leisure, in mid-2009; the EP was released on vinyl in October of that year. A limited-edition, cassette-only release, the High Times EP, was released on Mirror Universe that September. Big things happened in 2011 for Greene; his song "Feel It All Around" was picked as the theme music for the Fred Armisen/Carrie Brownstein TV show Portlandia and Washed Out signed on with Sub Pop. Greene's debut album, Within and Without, was recorded in Atlanta with producer Ben Allen, who had worked previously with Animal Collective and Deerhunter; it was released in July. After a very long time spent touring behind the album, Greene moved out of Atlanta and relocated to a rural area outside of Athens where he could spend all day in an isolated environment making music. Influenced by this bucolic setting and the use of a wider range of vintage synths, Washed Out's next album, 2013's Paracosm, was much warmer and optimistic sounding.

Top Albums

Paracosm (Bonus Track Version), Washed Out
1. Paracosm (Bo..
Life of Leisure - EP, Washed Out
2. Life of Leis..
Within and Without, Washed Out
3. Within and W..
Feel It All Around, Washed Out
4. Feel It All ..
Eyes Be Closed (Remixes) - EP, Washed Out
5. Eyes Be Clos..
Small Black / Washed Out - EP, Washed Out
6. Small Black ..

Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
It All Feels RightParacosm (Bonus Track Versi..4:05$0.99
2.
All I KnowParacosm (Bonus Track Versi..5:26$0.99
3.
Don't Give UpParacosm (Bonus Track Versi..3:54$0.99
4.
ParacosmParacosm (Bonus Track Versi..6:32$0.99
5.
Great EscapeParacosm (Bonus Track Versi..5:06$0.99
6.
WeightlessParacosm (Bonus Track Versi..4:55$0.99
7.
All Over NowParacosm (Bonus Track Versi..3:52$0.99
8.
Feel It All AroundLife of Leisure - EP3:11$1.29
9.
Pull You Down (Bonus Track)Paracosm (Bonus Track Versi..4:13$0.99
10.
Falling BackParacosm (Bonus Track Versi..5:46$0.99
11.
EntranceParacosm (Bonus Track Versi..1:25$0.99
12.
Amor FatiWithin and Without4:25$0.99
13.
New TheoryLife of Leisure - EP2:48$1.29
14.
Feel It All AroundFeel It All Around3:15$0.99
15.
Eyes Be ClosedWithin and Without4:47$0.99
16.
You and IWithin and Without5:13$0.99
17.
Within and WithoutWithin and Without3:32$0.99
18.
BeforeWithin and Without4:46$0.99
19.
SoftWithin and Without5:31$0.99
20.
New Theory (RAC Mix)Chapter One3:48$0.99
21.
You'll See It (Small Black Remix..Small Black / Washed Out - ..3:38$0.99
22.
Far AwayWithin and Without4:00$0.99
23.
Hold OutLife of Leisure - EP3:28$1.29
24.
Get UpLife of Leisure - EP3:00$1.29
25.
DedicationWithin and Without4:19$0.99

Top Music Videos

Amor Fati, Washed Out
1. Amor Fati
Don't Give Up, Washed Out
2. Don't Give Up
Eyes Be Closed, Washed Out
3. Eyes Be Closed
A Dedication, Washed Out
4. A Dedication


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