MP3: Washed Out - Amor Fati
It's been so long since these sounds (whatever genre you want to label it as, though for the sake of this piece let's just call it "music") have sounded fresh - or as good, but then again, Washed Out was out of the game for a little while. It really shows the lasting power of "Life of Leisure" and the "High Times" tape because everyone who was touched by them sure got a lot of milage from it all.
But it's Summer 2011, a perfect (and current) time for a comeback: by now "Within and Without" opener "Eyes Be Closed" is old news, but today track 3 has been splashed upon us from above: there's no doubt who you're hearing when listening to the song, called "Amor Fati": you instantly feel a sense of soothing familiarity, allowing you to unabashedly feel blissed, coated in the sunshine's gaze: hopeful for the future, but feeling better than ever about the past because 'fuck it'.
"Within and Without" is out July 12th on Sub Pop. Pre-order now