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Small Black – New Chain album art by Barbecue Bros
August 18, 2010, 7:21 pm
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The artwork for the New York chillwave band who released a split with Washed Out earlier this year in addition to backing him on occasion. New Chain comes out October 26 on Jagjaguwar.

A track called “Photojournalists” off the album is available for download here.

(via Pitchfork)


Music Video: Washed Out – “New Theory” (fan video) by Barbecue Bros
May 6, 2010, 11:35 am
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Speaking of “da da da da da daaa,” here is a nicely shot and edited fan video for “New Theory.” My favorite part? When the smoke moves to the beat of the song at 1:29.

Photos: Beach House/Washed Out, 5/1/10 by Barbecue Bros
May 6, 2010, 10:28 am
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Beach House @ Cat’s Cradle, 5/1/10, originally uploaded by twoguns.

Beach House/Washed Out
Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC

The second show of a fun concert weekend in RDU. During Washed Out’s brief set, he tried to get the crowd into it as much as he could, even asking people to sing “the easiest chorus ever” to “New Theory” – “Da da da da da daaa” – while his white boy dancing came off as endearing. Beach House were awesome and smokey and nearly every one of their songs off Teen Dream came off as anthems in the small club setting. Really fun show.

More photos from the show:

Washed Out

Beach House

More photos can be found in my Concerts 2010 Flickr set

Next up: Possibly Free Energy and The Miniature Tigers at Snug Harbor on 6/2 but if not, then Bonnaroo 2010(!!) from 6/10-6/13

Linkdown: 3/9/10 mp3 edition by Barbecue Bros

MGMT‘s latest song “Flash Delirium” is available at and thankfully gets better a couple minutes in

– A new LCD Soundsystem song from the Greenburg soundtrack is available here (via Stereogum)

– Gorilla Vs. Bear has a new Washed Out song from his tour-only CD-R

A CHILLINGR remix of The xx‘s “Islands”

Mumford & Sons covered “Cousins” by Vampire Weekend and Ezra likes it

A new song from the We Were Promised Jetpacks EP The Last Place You’ll Look

– UO Blog has 5 free tracks to download

Washed Out/Small Black split single artwork by Barbecue Bros
January 27, 2010, 11:25 am
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The B side track was included on my latest mix.

A SIDE: You’ll See It (Small Black Remix) – Washed Out
B SIDE: Despicable Dogs (Washed Out Remix) – Small Black

(via Pitchfork)

Thursday Music Videos: 11/5/09 by Barbecue Bros

Florence + the Machine – “You’ve Got the Love (XX Remix)” – I don’t know much about Florence + the Machine, but I dig this very xx remix.

Built to Spill – “Oh Yeah”From the new album There Is No Enemy, a recent performance from Letterman.

Washed Out – “New Theory” – I believe this is a fan-made video for “New Theory” and its very cool and very fitting of the sound of the song.

Florence + the Machine – You’ve Got the Love (XX Remix)Florence + the Machine – You’ve Got the Love (XX Remix)

NP: Toro Y Moi’s remix of Washed Out’s “Feel It All Around” by Barbecue Bros
September 16, 2009, 10:31 am
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I’ve been all about Washed Out these past few weeks, and now his friend, fellow “chillwave” artist, and still current Columbia, SC-er Toro Y Moi has remixed his standout “Feel It All Around” for the b-side to the single.

Also, his Life of Leisure EP got a nice score from Pitchfork today.

Also, more great album art.

(via Stereogum)