Washed Out – Within and Without

If you attempt to parse together chillwave’s patchwork history, it was probably born about 30 years ago but then laid dormant until 2009 when three artists named Chaz Bundick, Alan Palomo, and Ernest Greene began to make waves in the blogging community with their smeary bedroom synth-pop. The summer of 2010 was the newly christened style’s moment … [Read more...]

Avenpitch – Cast Off

Brass circus instruments quickly swell in and then out as they ring in a pulsing 8-bit soundtrack. The clean guitar lick, rushing drum machine beat and half yelped lyrics, followed by a big infectious chorus featuring distored guitars, catchy synths and that ever pulsating electronic beat rushes in. This is the basic template for Avenpitch's sound … [Read more...]