If you haven’t noticed by now, I’m obsessed with anything coastal.Â I live in a high rise less then a block away from the Hudson River and as with all post I’m admiring the boats docking and helicopters flying off into the sky as I write this. I sit in front of my window like a little kid doing the same thing day after day – La vie en rose. In the summer I’m sneaking away toÂ all my favorite small towns, turning off my phone and coming up with all my ideas, plans and answers, I mean those Corona commercials make me go into withdrawal during the winter, it’s bad. Anyways, you get the point, I really really like the water.
The feeling of being out a sea, laying on the beach or even just the air out there is something else for me. Every so often a band comes a long that captures that feeling in their music and I instantly get addicted. This summer it was Air France, this time around it’s a act called Washed Out from Columbia, South Carolina. I’d describe Ernest Greene’s sound as dream pop/lay out on the beach life is good music. I said in my Air France post a few months back that the only band that can change my state of mind on call is Van Morrison, I wouldn’t say Washed Out can do just that but it sure does come close. These two songs are from Washed Out’s Life of Leisure LP which was released yesterday. S.A.B. Beach Music, enjoy.
Sorta like a dream isn’t it? No better.”
P.S. Here’s a very cool mash-up from the hood internet that mixes Feel It All Around with Wayne & Birdman’s Southside. Reminds me of that old school pimped out UGK first album Ridin’ Dirty. If all you know of hip hop is the new stuff I highly recommend you travel back to 1996 and buy that, classic.