Washed Out is the stage name for American singer-songwriter Ernest Greene. Within and Without is the full length debut and immediately made Washed Out a force in the chillwave genre. Here is what the critics have said about Within and Without:
Spin magazine said “For his full-length debut, Greene teams with producer Ben Allen (Animal Collective, Gnarls Barkley) to revisit his '80s reveries, crafting Balearic bliss ("Eyes Be Closed") and refreshing New Romantic flounce ("Amor Fati"). He even invigorates '90s trip-hop's head-nod ("Before," the title track), making for an even better coast soundtrack.”
Filter noted “Within and Without feels tentative and restrained; Greene has toiled in the chillwave hinterlands to finally release a beautiful debut, and he's good enough to let it ride.”
CMJ noted “Chillwave touchstones are alive and well on the record; tender, nostalgic vibes still emanate from each throwback synth pad and ethereal two-part harmony, and there's still plenty of reverb to go around.”
For us we love for it’s hooks that even on first listen seem uniquely familiar. Breezy and cool, this record plays nicely on a rainy day when you need a little clear and blue in your life.