Even just the small sample of Washed Out’s brand of hazy, summery pop music in the accompanying trailer for the forthcoming Paracosm has a way of lifting the clouds and warming the temperature from the long, damp, drawn out spring that we in Seattle seem to be hopelessly in the middle of. Paracosm, the long-awaited follow-up to Washed Out’s brilliant 2011 debut Within and Without, comes out on August 13th—just in time to ride ride out the heavy, languid days of summer. It’s getting a little poetic over here—must be the music.
“A Dedication” from Washed Out’s 7/12/11 album, Within and Without
Big (and likely confusing…) news from the Sub Pop Limited Edition Colored Vinyl Department, Seattle Branch: Washed Out’s brand new and really very fantastic LP, Within and Without, comes in all sorts of colored vinyl. If you purchase said record at your local record merchant, you’ll get it on either white or light blue vinyl. There’s more white than blue, and absolutely no black, but there’s really no telling which you’ll get until you crack the seal. However, if you pre-order the record from us, the Sub Pop Records and T-shirts Co. of Seattle, WA, you’ll for sure get Within and Without on the somewhat more rare light blue vinyl.
This is not the only news from the aforementioned and completely real, Sub Pop Limited Edition Colored Vinyl Department, Seattle Branch. If you purchase Within and Without at your local record merchant, it’s possible that you will also receive, as a free-with-purchase gift the 7" single “Belong” b/w “Phone Call” on traditional and really very nice black vinyl. Both of these songs were on Washed Out’s 2009 EP High Times and here make their first-ever appearance on the vinyl format. However! Again with that! If you pre-order Within and Without on CD or LP from the Sub Pop web concern, you’ll receive a copy of this 7" on clear vinyl! Only 700 of these were pressed on clear vinyl, and they go to the first people to pre-order Within and Without from us, so act super fast on this not-to-be-missed-unless-you-savor-regret opportunity! Also, there will be stickers!
Pre-order Within and Without here.
Bundle Within and Without here.
Washed Out is the operational alias for Atlanta, GA’s Ernest Greene, and on July 12th, we at Sub Pop Records will be releasing the first Washed Out full-length, Within and Without. We are excited about this, to an almost unseemly degree. Greene recorded Within and Without with Ben Allen, who, among a great many other things, co-produced Animal Collective’s Merriweather Post Pavillion, Gnarls Barkley’s St. Elsewhere and Deerhunter’s Halcyon Digest. In 2009 Washed Out released two critically-acclaimed EPs; Life of Leisure (Mexican Summer) and High Times (Mirror Universe Tapes). Most recently, the Washed Out song “Feel It All Around,” from Life of Leisure, was chosen as the theme song for the new and very funny IFC series Portlandia, which features Saturday Night Live cast member Fred Armisen and Sleater-Kinney/Sub Pop alum and current Wild Flag member Carrie Brownstein.
US tour dates coming soon!
Within And Without SP945 (Sub Pop Records/World Wide Records)
1. Eyes Be Closed
3. Amor Fati
5. Far Away
7. You and I
8. Within and Without
9. A Dedication