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Washed Out – New Theory

August 30, 2012 2 Comments

Similar sound to: M83, Beach House, Panda Bear

Hi there, Dr. Whuzzerface here,

For most of us, the upcoming weekend is a holiday (yipee), and even though it’s a time of relaxation, I actually find that I’m more busy on “Chill” holidays than others such as Thanksgiving or Christmas. Am I alone in this observation? I think not. But in honor of the non-“Chill” holiday ahead, I’ve decided that we can still listen to a song that embodies everything that a 3-day weekend should be.

Let me introduce you to Chillwave. Chillwave music is simplistic, filled with ambient tones, a simple melody, and is meant to invoke a laid-back feeling. It incorporates bits of new wave and dream pop to fulfill the overall “chill”. Listening to the song below, I know you’ll imagine several things: relaxing at a bon fire on the beach, driving on a road trip, or if you’re a little deranged you’ll imagine a slideshow of photos that you took using Instagram which make you feel incredibly hipster.

Washed Out doesn’t really need an introduction. He’s an American fella who likes to make tunes that are dialed back from regular pop. That’s about it! One thing I love about Chillwave music – it’s complex but not complicated. With that, may you be able to steal a few peaceful moments this weekend and hopefully, this song will help you get there. ENJOY!

Washed Out – Official Site


Vacationer – Trip

April 18, 2012 1 Comment

This song is rated: 1 Pill – entry-level for music novices

Hi everyone, Dr. Whuzzerface here!

It’s around this time of the year that I start getting a traveling itch. Maybe it’s the fact that in the summer, it’s hot enough here to blister your feet walking in the grass, but really, there’s something about this particular location of Earth in the solar system that makes me want to hit the road and skip outta town. That’s exactly how  I came across this song, I was prepping a playlist for a road trip and this song found its’ way to my ears. It was PERFECT!

While reading through a post, I saw that Vacationer himself had an accurate synopsis of the reason for the song, the way it will make you feel, and work behind it:

“Most people do not take vacations often enough, some not at all. Quality vacations let us recapture that feeling of childlike exploratory freedom, which we seem to experience less and less frequently as we age. We can have fun without worrying about the familiar consequences presented to us regularly in life. Taking a good amount of time away from our daily stresses allows us to return to our lives refreshed and better equipped to handle whatever comes next.

The eastern seaboard’s foremost relaxation specialists have teamed up to compile this unique collection of serenity-inducing sonic arrangements. The audio program you are about to experience was designed with the sole purpose of relaxing the listener and sending their mind on a well-deserved trip. No airfare needed, no reservations. Simply settle in, relax and enjoy; Vacation from anywhere at anytime.”

Couldn’t, can’t, and won’t say it better myself. And on that note, may listening to this song take you on a much-needed trip from reality!