Washed Out: a real Ge­or­gia peach

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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.

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