The last thing I expected to see when I walked into Master Control to watch Washed Out was frontman Ernest Greene strumming a guitar. Not only that, but he had a full band with him, including a stand up bass player.

Washed Out was in the first wave of bands that made “chillwave” a genre and will always be linked to electro music on some level, no matter how many dreamy, organic layers are on top of it.

Ernest says his purpose with the new record was to “take you on a journey”. Jason Bentley described his previous record as “babymaking music” with more of a nocturnal vibe while his latest, “Paracosms’  feels more like daytime.

Ernest confirmed the theory and you can hear it for yourself right here!

Washed Out Live on KCRW Set List

It All Feels Right
Despicable Dogs (Small Black cover)
All I Know
Great Escape

Ernest Greene

Ernest Greene

Washed Out by Larry Hirshowitz

Washed Out by Larry Hirshowitz


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  • John Wizards: Artist You Should Know | KCRW Music Blog said:

    [...] a pop band that marries Clark’s twitchy damaged electronic experiments with Washed Out‘s gauzy romantic chilled waves with Paul Simon-esque melodies, if he released a Shangaan [...]

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