12 Days to Bonnaroo: Washed Out

Bonnaroo Tip of the Day: Weaken a wild bro by throwing rocks at it. Once it is sufficiently weakened, use one of your pokeballs to capture it.

Washed Out – Sunday, June 15, 5:45 P.M. – The Other Tent

Similar Bonnaroo Sounds: Real Estate, Broken Bells, Warpaint



You may have heard the sonic trot of “Feel It All Around” beforeThe song, off the 2010 EP Life of Leisure, helped establish a name for Washed Out, the moniker of multi-instrumentalist Ernest Greene. Since then, Greene released two albums with Sub Pop Records, 2010’s Within and Without and 2013’s Paracosm. I like to think of Washed Out’s music as a watery dream-scape, constantly ebbing and flowing, never remaining the same.

If you’ve never experienced a sonic painter like Washed Out live, I suggest giving his set a listen. Although stage performances from similar artists tend to be minimal, you become encased in sound, transported to the environment the artist creates. The audience has a feeling of unification, and at an event like Bonnaroo, the sounds of Washed Out can make for a visceral experience.