Washed Out Signs to Sub Pop

photo by Blair Greene

Renowned Seattle label Sub Pop has made another addition to its roster, this time with chillwave laureate Ernest Green’s Washed Out. The reclusive electronic artist has been quiet for much of the past year, after setting the underground scene ablaze with his two critically acclaimed 2009 EPs Life of Leisure and High Times. You may have heard Life of Leisure standout “Feel it All Around” as the theme song for IFC comedy series Portlandia, helmed by Fred Armisen (of Saturday Night Live) and Carrie Brownstein (of Sleater-Kinney and Wild Flag).

In addition to the signing, Sub Pop has also announced the imminent release of Washed Out’s debut album. The disc is called Within and Without, planned for a July 12th release. Below, catch an unofficial fan video of “Feel it All Around” that will probably make you want to quit your day job.

This comes a good month after the March announcement that saw the label acquire Guelph, Ontario, duo Evan Abeele and Denise Nouvion, otherwise known as Memoryhouse. The beach gazing twosome blew up online after the release of their spectacular 4-track EP The Years. A couple of 7″s have made their way to bandcamp and a slew of demos have permeated the blogosphere, but the group has yet to release their debut – though Sub Pop vaguely hints at a 2011 release, probably in summer. This is great news for the pair, whose fluttering beats, drenched synths, and astonishing vocal talent make them one of the most promising up-and-comers of this year. Check out the video for their song “To the Lighthouse” below:

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One Comment

  1. Eugenia
    Posted April 19, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Permalink

    I love both Washed Out and Memoryhouse. Washed Out’s album is the one I’m waiting the most this year actually. When I listen to his music, it transports me back when I was 7-8 years old, in my small town back to Greece, playing in the beach. Ugh, early ’80s… on the beach… in Greece. What a time. Washed Out perfectly encapsulated the memory of these times for me.

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