Washed Out first hit my radar back in 2011 but for some strange reason I never got on board with it. After hearing "Don't Give Up," I'm wondering why I never paid attention sooner!
This is Washed Out's bio from Facebook. I just think it's too witty and brilliant not to share:
"Washed Out is Ernest Greene, a young guy from Georgia (via South Carolina) who makes bedroom synthpop that sounds blurred and woozily evocative, like someone smeared Vaseline all over an early OMD demo tape, then stayed up all night trying to recreate what they heard."
Take a listen to "Don't Give Up" below and pick up a copy of Washed Out's sophomore album, Paracosm, on August 13.