NEW MUSIC – Washed Out – “Eyes Be Closed”

From the excellent Stereogum:

“That Washed Out’s Ernest Greene named his Sub Pop/full-length debut ‘Within and Without’ and paired it with that above image gives you a good idea of the album’s overall sound. When not making like Usher, he left the bedroom and recorded with Ben Allen, who co-produced ‘Merriweather Post Pavillion,’ ‘Halcyon Digest,’ and ‘St. Elsewhere,’ among other things. The nine-song collection opens with Eyes Be Closed. Like most of ‘Within,’ it shimmers.”

I couldn’t agree more. Ever since I discovered Mr. Greene’s work (he wrote and recorded the hypnotic Feel It All Around, the theme song to IFC’s quirky sketch comedy show Portlandia), I have been anxiously waiting for this full length to drop. This song only adds to that anticipation.

“Within and Without” is out on 7/12/2011.

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