Washed Out: a real Georgia peach
You could describe Ernest Greene’s tunes as peachy. After all, his dreamy, blurry synth-pop did begin life in the middle of a peach farm in rural Georgia. Greene started to put his sound together in his bedroom in his folks’ house, with peach trees as far as the eye could see beyond his window.
It didn’t take long for the world beyond the farm to find out about Greene’s work as Washed Out. Indeed, the pair of EPs that have appeared to date – Life of Leisure for Mexican Summer and High Times for Mirror Universe – were only recorded in the last couple of months. The excited buzz about the kid making these wistful, psychedelic sounds really is that brand new.
Before he started Washed Out, Greene had done some bits and pieces with various bands in South Carolina, but it was nothing to write home about. It was only when he went back to the farm and started to work on his own that Washed Out’s soundscapes really found their momentum.
With such thrilling tunes as Feel It All Around already in the bag, it will be interesting to see where Greene goes from here.