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Ernest Greene (born October 3, 1982), better known by his stage name Washed Out, is an American singer-songwriter and record producer.

Life and career

Washed Out was born Ernest Greene on October 3, 1982 in Perry, Georgia. After earning an undergraduate degree from the The University of Georgia, Greene obtained a Master of Library and Information Science degree but was unable to find a job as a librarian. Greene moved back in with his parents and started producing songs in his bedroom studio, as well as working with a local band "Bedroom" on recordings of dance music. He soon won the favor of a number of influential music bloggers after they found his music on his Myspace page. His first recordings have been described as "drowsy, distorted, dance pop-influenced tracks that brought to mind Neon Indian and Memory Tapes".

Washed Out's style has been identified with the chillwave movement. He has said hip hop influences the way he writes songs. The first two Washed Out EPs were released in August and September 2009. Washed Out made his debut New York City performance (his second live show ever) at Santos Party House. He has since performed at the 2010 Pitchfork Music Festival and his song "Feel it All Around" is featured in the opening sequence of the TV series Portlandia.

In April 2011 it was announced that he had been signed to Sub Pop. His debut album, Within and Without, was released on July 12, 2011. The album peaked twenty-six on the US Billboard 200 and eighty-nine on the UK Albums Chart.

He was chosen by Battles to perform at the ATP Nightmare Before Christmas festival that they co-curated in December 2011 in Minehead, England.

Washed Out's second album Paracosm was released on August 13, 2013, again on Sub Pop records. The first single was “It All Feels Right”, followed by "Don't Give Up".


In 2013 "New Theory" from the album Life Of Leisure featured in the background of an outdoor party scene from the movie "The Spectacular Now".


Studio albums

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US Rock
US Alt
Within and Without
  • Released: July 12, 2011
  • Label: Sub Pop (SP945)
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
26 6 6 36 80 89
  • Released: August 13, 2013
  • Label: Sub Pop (SP1055)
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
21 5 3 101

Extended plays

Title Album details
High Times
  • Released: September 9, 2009
  • Label: Mirror Universe
  • Format: Cassette (200 copies)
Life of Leisure
  • Released: March 1, 2010
  • Label: Kemado
  • Format: CD, Limited LP, digital download
  • Released: 2010
  • Label: N/A
  • Format: CD (offered to fans on tour)


Title Year Peak positions Album
US Rock
"Feel It All Around" 2009 Life of Leisure
"Eyes Be Closed" 2011 46 Within and Without
"Amor Fati"
"It All Feels Right" 2013 Paracosm
"Don't Give Up"

Other appearances

Title Year Album
"You & I" 2010 Adult Swim Singles Program 2010
"Belong" Kitsuné Maison Compilation 9
"Straight Back" 2012 Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac


External links

  • , The Blue Indian, September 1, 2009
  • at NPR Music