Chilling ‘em Softly
Merely dropping the name of a genre in front of the words “is dead” is such a lazy form of critique in a music world where classics remain classics and modern releases seem to be pressed on some perceived perishable medium. The internet, as kids call it these days, seems to think the Hipster Runoff-coined “chillwave” is dead, merely because the boom of similar artists existed so blatantly and fashionably from 2009-2010. That’s simply not true, with artists like Toro Y Moi and Slow Magic re-inventing sound in a post-apocalyptic America (the world ended right?). Washed Out is no different, and Within and Without proves lush, “washed out” soundscapes over phat beats is never a bad thing in the huge world of electronic music.
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Tickets aren’t currently on sale online since the show is tonight, but you should be able to buy some at the door. Click here to view show information and get directions.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Doors: 7:00 PM
Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk
100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City CA 91608
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Far away from the arid home of Southern California’s music festivals, San Francisco’s Outside Lands takes place deep within the temperate confines of the city’s Golden Gate Park. Noticeably cooler than most festivals, Outside Lands lacks the relentless heat and soul-sucking humidity that seem to go hand-in-hand with the festival experience. What it gains in comfort for the cooler temperature, it gives back in sheer size and distance. The space within Golden Gate Park is huge. The polo field space where the main stage resides (”The Lands End Stage”) is one of the largest spaces for a main stage imaginable stretching to the far end of the valley. As was warned, it’s a hike from stage to stage. Running to catch fifteen minutes of a hip indie band seems less appealing after numerous trips around the sloping fields. Still, this year’s event is completely sold out, and fans looked undaunted, joyously bopping from stage to stage.
Vans House Parties in Brooklyn New York City 2012 Lineup Announced Featuring Washed Out, Turbonegro, Chairlift and More
Just Tell Me That You Want Me New Tribute to Fleetwood Mac Featuring The Kills, Washed Out, Craig Wedren with St. Vincent Announced For August 2012 Release
Fleetwood Mac fans will be happy to hear that an hefty tribute album is on the way. Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac is set to be released August 14 via Starbucks’ label, Hear Music/Concord. The tribute album will feature covers from lots of big names in the indie music scene like MGMT, Gardens & Villa, The Kills, Washed Out, St. Vincent, Tame Impala, Best Coast and more.
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Rhapsody’s aptly named “Rhapsody Rocks Austin” day party has officially been announced, and it’s sure to attract attention as it’s the ONLY show during SXSW where you can see Washed Out! They’ll be supported by Zola Jesus, Tanlines, Caveman, and Gauntlet Hair, as well as sponsors Jeremiah Weed Roadhouse Tea, Guinness Black Lager, Red Stripe Light, and Roobie Red Tea. Check after the jump for the RSVP!
Noon-6 PM at Club DeVille, 900 Red River Austin, TX 78701 Read more…
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As reported by Pitchfork, on November 14 Weird World released “Call it Off”, a previously unreleased track from Georgia chillwave musician Washed Out, along with another single, “Amor Fati” from his debut summer LP Within and Without (Sub Pop). The iTunes release of the Within and Without also included “Call it Off”. Check out the track after the jump: Read more…
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