Washed Out
Episode 41

Washed Out

On this week's episode, we take a look at the emergence of chillwave and the role of those dime-a-dozen music blogs of the early 2000s in helping launch this short-lived & blissed-out, shoe-gaze dance genre. Our main dig is the DIY home recordings of Ernest Greene Hemingway Jr., aka Washed Out, who, along with Toro Y Moi and Neon Indian, were the three main hitters of the chillwave sound. We give a listen to songs from his first three releases spanning from 2009 to 2011.

Episode Tracklist

  • Washed Out - "Good Luck"
  • Washed Out - "Olivia"
  • Washed Out - "New Theory"
  • Washed Out - "Lately"
  • Washed Out - "Far Away"
  • Washed Out - "Soft"
  • Panda Bear - "Comfy In Nautica"

Sidetrack: Slowdive

On this week's Sidetrack we take a quick look at the shoegazing dream pop outfit Slowdive. As one of the early pioneers of the genre, Slowdive's melancholy, druggy & spaced-out vibes sound just as fresh and modern today as it did in the early 90s. 

Tracklist 

  • Slowdive - "Souvlaki Space Station"
  • Slowdive - "Slowdive"
  • Slowdive - "Rutti"
  • Slowdive - "Don't Know Why"
  • Slowdive - "Good Day Sunshine"
  • Violens - "Space Around The Feel Station"