Bedroom Electro Pop (Atlanta)
The album cover image for Washed Out’s Sub Pop debut, Within and Without, features a young couple lying in bed, lost in mid-coital embrace. It’s the perfect visual metaphor for Ernest Greene’s dreamy, one-man bedroom project — expect this thing to be the make-out soundtrack of the season. Greene’s synth-driven concoctions are the aural equivalent of romantic longing, as tracks like the addictive “Feel It All Around” bring to mind languid summer nights that seem to last forever.
You’ll Dig It If You Dig: M83, ’80s synth Pop, the soundtrack to coming-of-age indie flicks. (Jason Gargano, CityBeat)
~ "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. To hear Greene tell it, he’s only been making music as Washed Out for a couple of months." (Pitchfork)