Washed Out’s 2009 chillwave anthem “Feel It All Around” will transport IFC viewers to sepia-hued nirvana for as long as Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein keep it in the title sequence of Portlandia, but on his 2013 Paracosm, the artist known to his parents as Ernest Greene has more ambitious tonal priorities. The seasick ’80s-ish synths haven’t [...]
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This year's Virgin Mobile FreeFest felt a bit different from the previous versions. The proliferation of dance acts (like Skrillex last year, DJs Kaskade and Pretty Lights played the West Stage rather than the Dance Forest, which caused multiple mass migrations of EDM fans back and forth across the festival grounds), the lack of a [...]
Virgin Mobile FreeFest: Robin #Thicke, Everybody (Plus Vampire Weekend, Icona Pop, Washed Out, and More)
The 2013 Virgin Mobile FreeFest lineup has been announced, and Robin Thicke is on it, because America's all, "'Blurred Lines' is kinda rapey but I'm doing my little shoulder-shrug dance to it anyway."
The nonchalantly goateed R&B singer is one of a few big names on this year's FreeFest, which takes place Sept. 21 at Merriweather [...]
After playing their first concert in D.C. last Wednesday—a sold-out show with Washed Out at the Black Cat—buzzy Canadian dream-pop band Memoryhouse had thousands of dollars worth of equipment stolen from their van.
"The total cost is about $4,500 [to] $5,000," Denise Nouvion, Memoryhouse's vocalist, writes in an email. "We're doing our best to replace it as [...]
“Silver Apples of the Moon” is an ugly piece of music—when held up to traditional definitions of beauty, at least. But Morton Subotnick’s wacky 1967 composition defined “computer music” for a generation that hadn’t thought about it yet. Most Americans at that time were jamming to Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” and The Beatles’ “Penny Lane”; Subotnick, [...]
Kriston Capps leads off this week's arts section with his look at But Is It Art?, a DIY art fair scheduled the same weekend as (e)merge, a glossy gathering of international galleries that will take place at the Capitol Skyline Hotel. That edificie's owner, Mera Rubell, is a major Miami art patron, and she's poised [...]
Take one D.C. hardcore punk screamer, one Brooklyn hip-hop producer and sound engineer, a spoonful of summer spirit, a bottled-up idea of what chillwave should sound like, a dash of a potent gin drink, shake well, strain, and press play. That's the precise mix of ingredients that went into making Thomas Collins, a part-local "chillwave" [...]