Posts Tagged ‘Washed Out’

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Toro y Moi released his 6th album on July 7th on Carpark. The record is called Boo Boo.

I was talking with Nicole on Facebook the other day. and she was telling me she has had Washed Out‘s Mister Mellow on repeat. I didn’t even know thew record had come out on June 30th! This maybe shows the value of being on a good label? He was with Sub Pop for his first two records and now Stone’s Throw.

I’ve been enjoying St. Vincent‘s new one, “New York.”

Go with yourself.

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Feeling tired today.  Its been weighing on me most the summer. Most the time, I get a surge and can rise up; but then this week, the energy is just not there.  Getting that vibe that something needs to change, or that I need to punch up “It All Feels Right.”  And believe it!

When I was in Ditch the other day… I saw the new Washed Out record on the shelf… damn, I should have bought it too! “It All Feels Right” is such a pretty song.  They had a poster for a Washed Out show in Victoria.  September 2nd at Club 9one9

Go with yourself.

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You can’t help it when you listen to chillwave… you think the beach.  Even if you live on an Island adrift in a cold Pacific sea… people still hit the waves.  Coral is just driving home from Tofino right now and took this picture yesterday of some brave adventurers enjoying the ferocity of the Ocean.

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart are an indie hipster band out of NYC.   Their music is pleasant for sure… but what I am really feeling today is music from their new remix EP,  Acid Reflex.

One of my favourite chillwavers, Washed Out, remixed the song “My Terrible Friend.”

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – “My Terrible Friend” (Washed Out Remix)

Download MP3 >> The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – My Terrible Friend (Washed Out Remix)

Such an easy song to waste away to… I’ve had it almost on repeat while doing my work here at the Zone.

Go with yourself.

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I am a romantic.  I listen to way too much Rascal Flatts, more than any red-blooded male should ever admit to.

Coral is into texting and the W network… I wanna sit in the rain and makeout.  Fucking weird shit like that.

Its probably why I gravitated to chillwave.  Its just a genre dedicated to the makeout jam.

FYI (this Rascal Flatts video is so terrible.  Terribly great!)

I was excited yesterday when Dave opened the Zone’s music mail and out tumbled Washed Out’s Within and Without.

I already have and love the ep Life of Leisure.  Then I collected what remixes popped up on Pitchfork and now… debut full length!  Savage.

Lots of songs to love on this record and I’ve only listened once, quietly on a shitty Zone stereo in an office.  Can’t wait to punch it up in the car on a sunny day (or rainy).

First listen, I’ve already started to lean on a couple great songs.  I like song three “Amor Fati,” the cello flourishes of number five “Far Away,” and this jam that was hinted at before as a free download.

Washed Out – “You and I”

Download MP3 >> Washed Out – You and I [ft. Caroline Polachek]

This is a lazy weekend record, or the soundtrack to a night that will end with romance.

Go with yourself.

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DJ Maddy Oh YEAH!

Thank you for making the time to listen to my selections.

A simple relaxing mix. Lots of electronic ambient and simple fuzzy pop music. The little set ends with a more organic epic rock sound from This Will Destroy You.

Click to Stream: I love you, but you’re terrible at…

My wife Coral is reading a book called “Eating Animals” by a gentleman named Jonathan Safran Foer.  He was talking about about the joy of the birth of his first child and how it was a second.  The quote is so beautiful and poignant.

” We could retell our stories and make them better, more representative or aspirational. Or we could choose to tell different stories. The world itself had another chance.”

Seeing as I tell stories for a living, the quote resonated with me and has rattled around in my brain for days now.  I came across a series of great songs in such a short amount of time that i wanted to get a second mix upon here for you and when i play these songs at home, i think about this quote.

As for the title of the mix… it began as a conversation i had with Coral last night on the couch.  She said, “I love you, but you’re terrible at frying an egg.”  i guess I make bad fried eggs.  they don’t look like the pictures in the Jamie Oliver cookbook!

It’ll be a mute point soon… as Jonathan’s book is turning Coral into a vegetarian.


DJ Notes

Baths – “Maximalist” (MP3)
Four Tet – “Love Cry”
Washed Out – “Feel it all Around”
Loscil – “Dub for Cascadia”
This Will Destroy You – “Happiness: We’re All In It Together”

Go with yourself.

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