Washed Out, in the KEXP studios 10-11-2011 // photo credit: Dave Lichterman (more photos)
- Watch Ernest Green née Washed Out perform an intimate yet technologically savvy performance in a new Black Cab Sessions video over at Pitchfork. Green performs the song “New Theory” from his 2009 EP Life of Leisure in the solitude of a car interior rolling through Athens. Georgia, using only his given voice and an iPad. Catch Washed Out tonight at Neumos in Capitol Hill, with probably more gadgets but the same natural vocal talent.
- Along with a collaboration with White Fence, Ty Segall announced earlier this year that he would also be releasing a new solo album, as well as an album with his touring band. Using the new but straightforward moniker Ty Segall Band, this last album will be released June 26th and features some terribly rad album art, seen above. Ty Segall is playing at Chop Suey with White Fence, The Pharmacy, and Tea Cozies on May 5th. Check out the crunchy pysch-rock track below titled “Wave Goodbye” from this full-band album, titled Slaughterhouse.
- Speaking of houses, remember KEXP DJ Rachel Ratner’s emphatic “Love Letter to a Crusty Punk Rock Dive” after news of the Funhouse’s possible demise broke? I’m still hanging on for a punk savior or rock miracle of sorts, but in the meantime, don’t kick yourself for not experiencing the Funhouse in all it’s glory – come out on Friday, May 5th for the EP release show of local band Grave Babies, along with Posse, Haunted Horses, and wimps. More event info here.
- Whoa! News today that Jack White‘s new solo album Blunderbuss is now the number one album in the country – a deserved achievement for someone who has been making solid music for so many years.
- If it’s been your favorite for decades, or if you’ve not yet seen the animated abstractions of the movie Yellow Submarine, make sure to catch the beloved Beatles art film, showing next week at The Guild 45th Theater in Wallingford. Get weird, with more info here.