Washed Out are back with a beautiful, short film-style music video for their ethereal masterpiece, “Weightless”, off of the official summer record of 2013 (official around Sub Pop HQ, at least), Paracosm. While you’re taking intheaudio and visual splendor of the “Weightless” video, contemplate which of the band’s tour dates is best for your schedule and travel plans. Those are below.
Jun. 04 - Richmond, VA - The National* Jun. 05 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club* Jun. 06 - New York, NY - The Governors Ball / Randall’s Island Jun. 06 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Bowl (Late Show) Jun. 08 - Toronto, ON - Field Trip / Historic Fort York and Garrison Commons Jun. 09 - Pontiac, MI - Crofoot Ballroom* Jun. 10 - Cleveland Heights, OH - Grog Shop* Jun. 11 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall* Jun. 12 - Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club* Jun. 15 - Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo Music Festival Jun. 20 - Dufur, OR - WTF?! What The Festival Jun. 22 - Dover, DE - Firefly Music Festival Aug. 25 - Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theatre Aug. 26 - Norfolk, VA - The NorVa Aug. 27 - Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre Aug. 29 - Chicago, IL - North Coast Music Festival / Union Park Sep. 01 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue Sep. 02 - Iowa City, IA - Blue Moose Tap House Sep. 03 - Des Moines, IA - Wooly’s Sep. 05 - Lawrence, KS - The Granada Theatre Sep. 06 - St. Louis, MO - Lou Fest / Forest Park Sep. 07 - Tulsa, OK - Cains Ballroom Sep. 08 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theatre Sep. 09 - Austin, TX - The Mohawk Sep. 10 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues Sep. 12 - Orlando, FL - The Plaza Live Sep. 13 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room Sep. 14 - Tampa, FL - The Ritz Ybor
* w/ Wunder Wunder
The beautiful, hazy, and somehow humid sound found on Washed Out’s Paracosm was a perfect companion for the summer months in which it was released, but with the emotional roller coaster ride portrayed in video for the outstanding album track “All I Know”, the record’s sound is proving to have a seasonable adaptability, accompanying us into the darker months like an old friend. Watch the masterful, Urban Outfitters-produced video in the embed.
Washed Out have scheduled a few very special Paracosm pre-release events to be held in Brooklyn and New York this week.
On Friday, August 2nd, Brooklyn ice cream artisans OddFellows will premiere their exclusive collaboration with Washed Out for their new “Paracosm” flavor. A first of it’s kind, Washed Out and Odd Fellows worked together to create a homemade rose-tinged raspberry ice cream that will be given to fans free from 4-8pm. Washed Out’s Ernest Greene will be on hand for the launch, and Paracosm (the album) will be played in the store throughout the day. Exclusive Washed Out merchandise will also be available in the store. No RSVP necessary. Odd Fellows is located at 175 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249.
On Sunday, August 4th, Ernest will perform a DJ set at his inaugural Washed Out Pool Party, at Manhattan’s Thompson LES Hotel. The party will run 2-8pm, is free to fans via RSVP, and will feature opening DJ sets by Chrome Sparks, Small Black, and Lemonade. For more details on how to RSVP for the event, click here.
Washed Out will release Paracosm, the follow up to his critically-acclaimed debut album, Within and Without:www.subpop.com/artists/washed_out, on CD, LP and digitally on August 12th in UK & Europe via Weird World and in North America on August 13th via our fine label, Sub Pop Records (and t-shirts!). “Paracosm”www.subpop.com/artists/washed_out, led by the singles “It All Feels Right,” “Don’t Give Up” and “All I Know”, was recorded by Ernest Greene with returning producer Ben Allen in Athens and Atlanta, Georgia.
Pre-order Paracosm on CD and on the limited, colored-vinyl Loser Edition LP here.
Watch the lyric video for “Don’t Give Up”, the second peek into the imagination of Washed Out’s Ernest Greene as it’s manifested into the August 13th release of the bands’ forthcoming Paracosm. The song’s visual accompaniment continues in the rich, hazy vein that Washed Out has established with the dream-like Paracosm album trailer and the first track released for "the equally magical “It All Feels Right.”