• Washed Out – Paracosm

    “Nothing like this sound I make that only lasts the season and is only heard by bedroom kids who buy it for that reason.” Matt Berninger probably wasn’t singing specifically about chillwave on the National’s ‘Lit Up’, but he might as well have been. Like anything sporting the “nü-” prefix or the NME’s current, desperate hawking of “psych”, chillwave was one of those blink-and-you’ll-miss-em musical trends that sounded great on first exposure but rapidly vanished like the one-trick ponies they so obviously were. With its easy-to-digest blend of muffled vocal harmonies, shoegaze fuzz and blissed-out Balearic beats it’s not hard…

  • Watch: Washed Out – Don’t Give Up

    U.S. electronic musician Ernest Greene AKA Washed Out has unveiled the video to his new single, ‘Don’t Give Up’. Directed by UK artist Kate Moross, the video features wonderfully vivid images of nature in slow-motion. ‘Don’t Give Up’ is taken from Greene’s forthcoming second studio album Paracosm, set for release in the UK via Weird World on August 13. Watch the video below.