Trailblazing Seattle record label Sub Pop has signed the sensuous electronic whirlwind that is Washed Out. Under the label, the chillwave crooner will release his official debut full-length album Within and Without. It's hard to believe that Washed Out, who has ranked within our Best Songs lists for 2009 and 2010, is just now preparing the release of his first album.
On July 12, nearly two years after his Life of Leisure EP came out, Washed Out and Sub Pop will welcome Within and Without. But before then, you can download "Eyes Be Closed," our first taste of what's to come. And as expected, it tastes just like the Washed Out we've grown to really enjoy. Since 2009, Ernest Green has not lost his knack for pop songwriting nor has he forgotten how to properly space out vocals and expend the hell out of some truly soaring synths.
Washed Out - "Eyes Be Closed"