Two years after the debut of his first EP Life Of Leisure, Ernest Greene, nom de guerre Washed Out, is due to release his full-length album Within and Without , and to think it was all prompted by blogging hipsters.
If Life Of Leisure, recorded and produced in Greene's bedroom studio, was able to gain both momentum and acclaim dispite it's humble beginnings, one can only imagine the wrath Within and Without will unleash on the synth pop scene, especially since Green has recently signed with the label Sub Pop.
The good news is, you won't have to wait too long because the album is scheduled to drop in a mere week on July 12th. The records nine tracks are awash with programmed beats, synthesizers, keyboards, and of course Washed Out's trade mark sweeping multi-tracked vocals, establishing it as a must have for the summer months.
San Francisco natives, New Villager have given a whole new meaning to triple treat, specializing in songwriting, video, performance, language, sculpture, drawing, and collage. In other words,they're hipsters.
A self-proclaimed "artist collective," assembled of Ben Bromley and Ross Simonini, New Villager is bringing something to the music scene we haven't seen before- finally something to save us from the monotony that is music today .
New Villager's sound has already been described as "Michael Jackson meets the Beatles," and if that isn't enough to spark your intrest, their mesmerizing choruses and eclectic New Age vibe will.
Their debut album drops in June, and if the singles we've heard so far are any indication of whats to come, it promises to be one of the most entrancing, addictive albums of the summer.