Washed Out - Feel It All Around

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Has anyone heard this yet? My friend gave me an ep called Life of Leisure and High Times. I like it,

Jacob Sanders, Tuesday, 13 October 2009 09:06 (eleven years ago) link

I also notice Aeroplane included Belong on their mix. Here's his myspace page.
http://www.myspace.com/thebabeinthewoods

Jacob Sanders, Tuesday, 13 October 2009 09:07 (eleven years ago) link

My friend described him as Shoegazing dance music, and I was thinking it would be another Postal Service. But the song Feel It All Around won me over.

Jacob Sanders, Tuesday, 13 October 2009 09:23 (eleven years ago) link

love this dude

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 13 October 2009 12:28 (eleven years ago) link

It's dreamy/trippy.

Daniel, Esq., Tuesday, 13 October 2009 12:36 (eleven years ago) link

yeah i dig this

Bobby Wo (max), Tuesday, 13 October 2009 12:37 (eleven years ago) link

only 19 years old.
this ep is great!

Kaiser Size, Tuesday, 13 October 2009 12:44 (eleven years ago) link

ilxor sleep told me to check this guy out, I'm feelin it

kinda like a Nite Jewel vibe

dmr, Tuesday, 13 October 2009 13:48 (eleven years ago) link

Feel It All Around is excellent

dmr, Tuesday, 13 October 2009 13:50 (eleven years ago) link

yes, i like it too. is there more than the "Life of Leisure" ep? kinda bugs me the way the tracks just cut off at the end, but why quibble?

nerve_pylon, Tuesday, 13 October 2009 14:15 (eleven years ago) link

Air meets 10cc in a dance production = great+ a future "best new music" in pfrk.
what else can you ask for?

Zeno, Tuesday, 13 October 2009 14:16 (eleven years ago) link

wait: people dance to this?

nerve_pylon, Tuesday, 13 October 2009 14:18 (eleven years ago) link

i don't know,maybe it's too slow and trippy, but a part of the production reminds mea little of
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTR4qko64_o
which people used to dance to, 1000 years ago

Zeno, Tuesday, 13 October 2009 14:22 (eleven years ago) link

there's a newer EP called "High Times" as alluded to above, you can get it from blogs such as this one: http://nonameleeds.blogspot.com/2009/10/washed-out-high-times-2009.html

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 13 October 2009 15:13 (eleven years ago) link

i'm pretty sure people used to dance to this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dF3PE8S1mA

jaxon, Tuesday, 13 October 2009 15:37 (eleven years ago) link

and this one http://robotsinheat.com/temp/Got%20To%20Get%20Up.mp3 (from Change)

jaxon, Tuesday, 13 October 2009 15:39 (eleven years ago) link

he's my favorite right now. went on a roadtrip and we listened to the Life of Leisure ep about a million times.

jaxon, Tuesday, 13 October 2009 15:39 (eleven years ago) link

the only song i heard used a lot of weird compression that made it near-unlistenable, on headphones at least

Ømår Littel (Jordan), Tuesday, 13 October 2009 15:40 (eleven years ago) link

I wouldn't listen to This very loudly on headphones.

Jacob Sanders, Tuesday, 13 October 2009 17:57 (eleven years ago) link

I wouldn't like to hear hear this loudly in the right club.

Jacob Sanders, Tuesday, 13 October 2009 17:59 (eleven years ago) link

wouldn't=would!!

Jacob Sanders, Tuesday, 13 October 2009 19:02 (eleven years ago) link

not the only typo

cutty, Tuesday, 13 October 2009 19:03 (eleven years ago) link

Last night was a long night.....

Jacob Sanders, Tuesday, 13 October 2009 19:14 (eleven years ago) link

i like this way better than ducktails tbh

Bobby Wo (max), Wednesday, 14 October 2009 01:21 (eleven years ago) link

Sounds like something I would have downloaded from Napster around 2000 or 2001.. It reminds me of Napster. I'm not sure why exactly..

billstevejim, Wednesday, 14 October 2009 01:45 (eleven years ago) link

yeah it definitely sounds like napster music. what?

cutty, Wednesday, 14 October 2009 02:10 (eleven years ago) link

i love the life of leisure cover

Bobby Wo (max), Wednesday, 14 October 2009 02:14 (eleven years ago) link

I don't know why it reminds me of napster.. I remember downloading random tracks recommended from NME's "singles of the week" thing, and their top 50 singles of the year.. a lot of it was electronic music at the time. That might have something to do with it. .. not saying that as a bad thing either. But somehow this song makes me nostalgic for 2000-2002.

billstevejim, Wednesday, 14 October 2009 02:18 (eleven years ago) link

good stuff

calstars, Saturday, 17 October 2009 23:48 (eleven years ago) link

s'good!

shoegazing dance musics:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zY1WZR6ClqM

guammls (QE II), Saturday, 17 October 2009 23:53 (eleven years ago) link

i really like Curve but think almost every other shoegaze band: Boo Radleys, Moose, Ride, Slowdive, Sweverdriver, Spiritualized, Lush and Catherine Wheel were much, much better.

Bee OK, Sunday, 18 October 2009 05:40 (eleven years ago) link

that being said i'm really starting to like this Washed Out record...tbd.

Bee OK, Sunday, 18 October 2009 05:41 (eleven years ago) link

It's OK, really. Though it is just kind of The Field + Air Supply with some woozy Chapterhouse vocals. I wouldn't call that danceable shoegaze. More like easy listening gone awry.

Too many of those stupid dreaded b-word bongos, tho.

satsuma laroux (Masonic Boom), Sunday, 18 October 2009 08:43 (eleven years ago) link

there's a newer EP called "High Times" as alluded to above

having heard both now I think Life of Leisure is a lot better. High Times sounds more like trip-hop or something

he's playing tomorrow in new york btw
http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=2778274&pl=santos

dmr, Sunday, 18 October 2009 17:18 (eleven years ago) link

only 19 years old.

the New Yorker said he is 26 fwiw

dmr, Sunday, 18 October 2009 17:19 (eleven years ago) link

I think I like Life of Leisure more as well. High Times does have a trip hop feel, esp towards the end. Does anyone know if he uses mainly samples or if he's programing most of this music. I'd like to hear him do more housey and less trip hop music.

Jacob Sanders, Sunday, 18 October 2009 17:29 (eleven years ago) link

jacob, i posted 2 of his samples upthread

jaxon, Sunday, 18 October 2009 18:10 (eleven years ago) link

I think you misunderstood my question. I was asking if his music is sample based or not. I have both releases.

Jacob Sanders, Sunday, 18 October 2009 18:17 (eleven years ago) link

haha I think you misunderstood the answer, watch the youtube upthread of Gary Low - I Want You. sounds like for Feel It All Around he looped the beginning of that and slowed it down

dmr, Sunday, 18 October 2009 18:31 (eleven years ago) link

and the post right below the gary low is the sample to "Get Up"

jaxon, Sunday, 18 October 2009 18:41 (eleven years ago) link

Oh, I stand corrected. Sorry.

Jacob Sanders, Sunday, 18 October 2009 18:46 (eleven years ago) link

pwned

cutty, Sunday, 18 October 2009 18:50 (eleven years ago) link

It's been happening to me often around these parts.

Jacob Sanders, Sunday, 18 October 2009 18:53 (eleven years ago) link

Wow, I just lost a whole lotta respect for him. I mean, it's one thing to lift a sample and recontextualise it, but to take everything - backing, lead and all - and just whack a space echo on it? Not feeling it.

satsuma laroux (Masonic Boom), Sunday, 18 October 2009 18:54 (eleven years ago) link

mannn i got nothing against rad samples and some bongos. it's not like i could really stomach the vocals on the original gary low track anyways

psychgawsple, Sunday, 18 October 2009 19:10 (eleven years ago) link

these samples are recontextualized

dmr, Sunday, 18 October 2009 20:04 (eleven years ago) link

countdown to discussion of "culture jamming" and plunderphonics in five, four, three, two . .

Neotropical pygmy squirrel, Sunday, 18 October 2009 20:06 (eleven years ago) link

damn cant believe this was sampled... this is worse than balloon boy

Bobby Wo (max), Sunday, 18 October 2009 20:13 (eleven years ago) link

rip my innocence

Bobby Wo (max), Sunday, 18 October 2009 20:13 (eleven years ago) link

I wasn't really liking the song that much to start with, so it was a bit of a letdown to find that the only bits of it I liked were lifted wholesale from somewhere else. I think I dislike the Chapterhouse vocals even more than the 80s crooner. Your mileage may vary.

satsuma laroux (Masonic Boom), Sunday, 18 October 2009 20:15 (eleven years ago) link

not really into this new one. for me I think this guy made one perfect track (Feel It All Around) and the rest is never going to stack up.

dmr, Wednesday, 27 July 2011 17:17 (nine years ago) link

Would I like this?

lol sickmouthy (Scik Mouthy), Monday, 1 August 2011 15:15 (nine years ago) link

did you like the last one?

I like it fine

Richard Nixon's Field of Warmth (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 1 August 2011 15:19 (nine years ago) link

Don't answer him when he asks "would I like this?" It's the only way he'll learn.

Matt DC, Monday, 1 August 2011 15:20 (nine years ago) link

Or alternatively say "yes" when you really mean "no".

Matt DC, Monday, 1 August 2011 15:20 (nine years ago) link

I've never heard him! And I've not asked 'would I like (x)?' in ages! Can't listen at work and quite fancy buying a CD on the way home in 2 minutes.

lol sickmouthy (Scik Mouthy), Monday, 1 August 2011 15:33 (nine years ago) link

X are also great

Richard Nixon's Field of Warmth (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 1 August 2011 15:37 (nine years ago) link

lol.

lol sickmouthy (Scik Mouthy), Monday, 1 August 2011 15:39 (nine years ago) link

- Take a loop from some early '90s pop/house/swing track, Ace Of Base maybe?
- Add a bunch of digital reverb. Make sure it's nice and smudgy so you can't quite make out any of the sounds
- Apply some cruddy software distortion - remember, you don't want this to sound too good, now
- Oh, and time stretch it a bit too while you're at it
- Wash, rinse, repeat
- Take a Valium and mutter some MBV-esque vocals that sound like "Wan wan wan" over the top

And you're done!

Post-Manpat Music (dog latin), Monday, 1 August 2011 16:15 (nine years ago) link

Have you even heard this record?

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Monday, 1 August 2011 16:26 (nine years ago) link

at the very least, dude writes catchy melodies

Richard Nixon's Field of Warmth (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 1 August 2011 16:27 (nine years ago) link

God, that Sandra song way upthread is so immortal... I'm not feeling Washed Out too much. It's like the soggier end of shoegaze, but with purposefully degraded production values and even LESS rhythmic vitality (I didn't actually think that was possible). Maybe that's just what chillwave in general feels like, though (I've managed to avoid it almost entirely)? The vocal melodies just kind of formlessly drape themselves around the chord sequences like limp strands of spaghetti. I don't know, I'm just judging from 8 or 9 YouTube clips; I'm sure it sounds better on an actual Urban Outfitters sound system.

Clarke B., Monday, 1 August 2011 16:51 (nine years ago) link

the new Washed Out is not that bad an album, but def a letdown when compared to his previous EPs, which were really great and pretty much define that so-called "chillwave" for me.

I think this guy made one perfect track (Feel It All Around)

well maybe two, Belong is IMO very close to being perfect too, it's actually one of my favourite songs from the 00s! dude does have a hand for melody.

V79, Monday, 1 August 2011 17:21 (nine years ago) link

lamp otm there is something appealingly bland about this.

℗⎣▲✘ (ico), Monday, 1 August 2011 17:22 (nine years ago) link

two weeks pass...

liking this

markers, Friday, 19 August 2011 20:19 (nine years ago) link

yeah i really like this, i think its better and more sophis than anything he's done before.

plax (ico), Friday, 19 August 2011 20:23 (nine years ago) link

more beautiful, more portentously empty.

plax (ico), Friday, 19 August 2011 20:23 (nine years ago) link

dude is talented proper

haven't fully delved into the second lp but the first one still sounds so great, esp. "you'll see it"!

don't think neon indian record holds up as well two years later. that guy has a knack for writing good pop songs, but for whatever reasons that record does not hold up as well at this point imo

those dudes should form chillwave supergroup obv

dell (del), Tuesday, 23 August 2011 15:25 (nine years ago) link

btw he apparently once had a music project with his mate Chaz Bundick (aka Toro y Moi), now that was a chillwave supergroup

V79, Tuesday, 23 August 2011 15:54 (nine years ago) link

didn't know that, ok

yeh, prefer VEGA to neon indian and expect i'm not alone there

dell (del), Tuesday, 23 August 2011 16:07 (nine years ago) link

of course you're not, "No Reasons" is my favoutite thing Palomo's ever done!

V79, Tuesday, 23 August 2011 16:12 (nine years ago) link

Neon Indian is a fucking hack, he stealeth his hooks

50000000 elves (blank), Wednesday, 24 August 2011 00:58 (nine years ago) link

And his records sound terrible

50000000 elves (blank), Wednesday, 24 August 2011 00:59 (nine years ago) link

Lol it sounds like I have something personal against him; it's more just his buzz track sampling a big chunk of a rundgren song and adding bad vocals

50000000 elves (blank), Wednesday, 24 August 2011 01:05 (nine years ago) link

He opened for Sleigh Bells - I left & got some drinks/cigs as one can only take so much shoulder thrusting

also the bang-bang-indie girl was paying me no heed

Hullo, I'm Jon Moss (kelpolaris), Wednesday, 24 August 2011 02:31 (nine years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/klzFO.gif

 (gr8080), Wednesday, 24 August 2011 02:54 (nine years ago) link

plax is on the mark. Prettier, less meaningful. Nothing like better production value to show that you write the same song over and over.

Dare, Wednesday, 24 August 2011 20:58 (nine years ago) link

two years pass...

Paracosm sounds so beautiful.

Sounds like an album I will be playing a lot.

c21m50nh3x460n, Wednesday, 28 August 2013 04:30 (seven years ago) link

"All I Know" is gorgeous, and sounds fantastic cranked up driving around with the windows down.

erry red flag (f. hazel), Wednesday, 28 August 2013 13:56 (seven years ago) link

I sometimes get overly self-conscious when I blast music in the car with the windows down. I usually end up toning it down, especially on red lights. I'll have to work up to it.

c21m50nh3x460n, Wednesday, 28 August 2013 20:32 (seven years ago) link

not feeling the new lp at all, what am i missing, guys?

ᶓ͠סּᴥ͠סּᶔ ᶓͼ᷆ₓͼ᷇ᶔ (gr8080), Wednesday, 28 August 2013 21:52 (seven years ago) link

im w/ u

"don't give up" is ok

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 28 August 2013 21:57 (seven years ago) link

The title track and "All over Now" are really nice.

c21m50nh3x460n, Wednesday, 28 August 2013 22:25 (seven years ago) link

one year passes...

I love how often this band tours and comes to Texas!

erry red flag (f. hazel), Tuesday, 9 September 2014 14:32 (six years ago) link

lots of lols itt

am0n, Tuesday, 9 September 2014 14:50 (six years ago) link

you ppl just never stop having opinions

― -( ☃)*( ☃)- (Lamp), Wednesday, May 4, 2011 6:04 AM

am0n, Tuesday, 9 September 2014 14:50 (six years ago) link

paracosm really left me cold! maybe i should give it another shot. i guess i think maybe it's been diminishing returns for them. or did chillwave just sound fresher to me in 2009?

jaymc, Sunday, 21 September 2014 04:54 (six years ago) link

you otm - washed out been washed up since trying to do things 'properly' :(

nashwan, Sunday, 21 September 2014 13:50 (six years ago) link

that must be why their show here last week was sold out.

erry red flag (f. hazel), Sunday, 21 September 2014 20:49 (six years ago) link

one year passes...

this song is so hilarious and wonderful

Sith Dog (El Tomboto), Saturday, 27 February 2016 21:07 (four years ago) link

tombot get ready to have your fucking mind blown

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEVpQKGjn-c

gr8080, Monday, 29 February 2016 23:23 (four years ago) link

woah so did he just slow this song down wtf?

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 1 March 2016 17:55 (four years ago) link

yep

sam jax sax jam (Jordan), Tuesday, 1 March 2016 18:01 (four years ago) link

i had no idea

nomar, Tuesday, 1 March 2016 18:04 (four years ago) link

hey he also added some woozy effects

Cornelius Pardew (jim in glasgow), Tuesday, 1 March 2016 18:09 (four years ago) link

i always heard that song and thought "this bass line is sick, how'd he come up w that?" "these drum fills are incredible, is he playing those?" etc. i guess he still is playing those. but it's by playing a record someone else made.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 1 March 2016 18:11 (four years ago) link

proto-vaporwave

ciderpress, Tuesday, 1 March 2016 18:14 (four years ago) link

i wonder how much of that Portlandia money goes to Gary Low (a lot, i hope)

sam jax sax jam (Jordan), Tuesday, 1 March 2016 18:51 (four years ago) link

i always heard that song and thought "this bass line is sick, how'd he come up w that?" "these drum fills are incredible, is he playing those?" etc. i guess he still is playing those. but it's by playing a record someone else made.

same, i originally thought that it was at least a blend of samples from different sources & playing.

i think for his second album he made a point of playing everything, idk if anyone cared by then.

sam jax sax jam (Jordan), Tuesday, 1 March 2016 18:55 (four years ago) link

four years pass...

So they released a new album in August and I didn't even know!

https://washedout.bandcamp.com/album/purple-noon

It's a late-night low-key affair and I'm really liking it so far... leaning into the Sade vocals

avellano medio inglés (f. hazel), Friday, 16 October 2020 02:42 (six days ago) link


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