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Washed Out — Eyes Be Closed
Album: Within And Without
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7.1

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Total ratings: 1160









Released: 2011
Length: 4:40
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Inside your voice resounds,
Your thoughts realign
Your words recall to mind
Your short sweet life

Hear voices all in time?)
Hear the words calling
Feel the wave form now, ride the foam,
See the world clearly now

Rising up you float outside yourself
Find the source of light
You fly home, you go closer now
Rising towards the light..
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 tlbritton wrote:

Not bad but sounds like it's the theme from Portlandia!



I'm a Portlander and yes the shoegazer pop is popular here. For something a little less "meh" I would say give Cigarettes After Sex and Beachouse a listen.
 aleeti wrote:
Yes does sound  like Moby!  I had to look as well.

 
 wolverine wrote:

That's what I thought also when I first heard it. I had to check again just to make sure.{#Stupid}
 

This song is *meh.* But it will lead you to looking up the "Amor Fati" video again, which is perennially exceptional. EDIT: So I watched the "Amor Fati" video, again, then scrolled the comments. One by Luke Rathborne, who is the star of the video: "i took so many pills i cant remember being in this video anymore.." LMAO! 


 jamiehess60 wrote:
Sounds like a skipping record to me
 

Apparently this  music is in the genre of bedroom pop.
Not sure why, but I find that extremely amusing.
that cover...
Yes, I also thought this was Moby- sounds very Porcelain-esque.
Nice. It's on my favorites list (I'm having a first listen to my very own favorites channel- what a brilliant feature to add to the site Bill and Becca!)
Not bad but sounds like it's the theme from Portlandia!
 eveliko wrote:
I don't even know why I gave a 10 to this... I think I'm a reverb addict who needs a cure in an anechoic room.

 
:D Good one

Here's another one to relapse --> Washed Out - All I Know
Dreamy & different...I  like         
Sounds like a skipping record to me
{#Ask}
The INTRO!?! ~~~> i thought it was gonna be MADONNA.... ... Nobody's Perfect.

... lol.... then again...  I have NEVER heard a Madonna song on RP.   so, i would have been shocked in a trippin way.  123K{#Notworthy}
{#Dance}
gorgeous!!!
I have time for this, great journey.
 more like a contemporary Alan Parsons Project to me..with Phil Collins on electric drums  DJ_BellsEye wrote:
Very Moby-esque. I always try to guess the artists of the songs I hear on RP and mos def thought this Moby.
Never heard of them before. Quite nice.
{#Dancingbanana_2}

 
Very Moby-esque. I always try to guess the artists of the songs I hear on RP and mos def thought this Moby.
Never heard of them before. Quite nice.
{#Dancingbanana_2}
 wtango wrote:

I think you left out one possible scenario ...

 
Yes, Tyrion Lannister is just out of the frame.
 Zicatela wrote:
This song just like the Moby song played a little while ago.. 

 
That's what I thought also when I first heard it. I had to check again just to make sure.{#Stupid}
I don't even know why I gave a 10 to this... I think I'm a reverb addict who needs a cure in an anechoic room.
 wgsu_1978 wrote:
 I think it's over and he's backed out a little. Or a lot.
 
Or its just beginning....
7.3 another joke I guess. 1 is enough. I'm not bad. I just work for the music business for 30 years
 MusiqueMusique wrote:
Lazarus wrote: 

Either she's very tall, or he's very short, or this is not the most satisfying sex position.
Not a bad song.

 
I think you left out one possible scenario ...
 MusiqueMusique wrote:
Lazarus wrote: 

Either she's very tall, or he's very short, or this is not the most satisfying sex position.
Not a bad song.

  I think it's over and he's backed out a little. Or a lot.

from Roxy Music's "Over You" to this—perfect transition!
Doing smartly today Mr G. - Catherine Wheel, Roxy Music and now Washed Out.  Nice one, thanks for another top afternoon's tunes.  Can't find the Greene connection with Roxy though.....
This song just like the Moby song played a little while ago.. 
Lazarus wrote: 

Either she's very tall, or he's very short, or this is not the most satisfying sex position.
Not a bad song.
 Lazarus wrote: 

no....
 Lazarus wrote: 
To Hell With Georgia!
Everybody in my alien space craft loves this song...

Ernest Greene be from Perry, GA...  got his undergrad at UGA...

The cover for Within and Without uses an image that appeared in the May 2011 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine, accompanying an article titled "Is This the Most Satisfying Sex Position?".

Moby + Primitive Radio Gods x Younger Brother  = Washed Out
Heading to work early in the morning and listening to this song cheers me up
 TerryS wrote:
Lap Dancing is so 90's, or so I'm told

 
Nobody told me that.
This seems to remind me of lots of half-forgotten songs (some of which are mentioned in the comments below. I quite like it. I wonder though whether I would I like it more or less if it didn't remind me of so many other songs from my past.
I had the joy of seeing Washed Out live this summer at Firefly Music Festival...the sky was amazing; the evening, summer sun was coming through puffy clouds onto the audience and stage which made their music feel even more epic than usual. It was the last day of the festival, so most people were hanging out, relaxing on blankets for their set, and I felt bad at times because the applause was so subdued after each of their songs, but it was because they were putting all of us in this amazing trance-like state.  Great band, great show!
Lap Dancing is so 90's, or so I'm told
 NeuroGeek wrote:

B.F. Skinner danced buck-ass naked?  Huh.  That was not in the syllabus of any of my psych classes....it could have made them less boring, though.
 
Think of it as disco conditioning...  this song is marvelous...  we be dancing bowlegged...

hope you have a spring in your step, NeuroGeek, this summer night in the northern hemisphere... 
 Hippostar wrote:

 

The reverb control on the tom drums goes to 11.



 
Very funny? 😄

 

The reverb control on the tom drums goes to 11.


so many was to describe this, but I imagine coasting down a hill on my bicycle...
 lily34 wrote:

i like this. yeah. i agree.

i like the cover, too.

 
yes - the cover has a certain je ne sais quois.
 suesblues wrote:
If that album cover had a picture of a tomato on it, would anyone like this song...?  {#Beat}
 
I liked the song before I saw the cover. Kinda dreamy ambient style. Gonna give it a 7 for now. 

But the typographics is weird: "WAS HED OUT?"

 
 suesblues wrote:
If that album cover had a picture of a tomato on it, would anyone like this song...?  {#Beat}

 
Beefsteak or heirloom?

I like it less than when I first heard it. Kind of conventional. Which is to say, not all that unique.  
I like this "new" dream ambient wave style
 suesblues wrote:
If that album cover had a picture of a tomato on it, would anyone like this song...?  {#Beat}

 
Yes of course. Why you ask?
If that album cover had a picture of a tomato on it, would anyone like this song...?  {#Beat}
 NeuroGeek wrote:

B.F. Skinner danced buck-ass naked?  Huh.  That was not in the syllabus of any of my psych classes....it could have made them less boring, though.

 
Whence the phrase "Skinner dipping." No, really.
My first listen, this is very, very cool. Thanks Bill!!
Ahh...thank you. ?
 albertocrea wrote:
Nice Moby - Porcelaine cover ;)

 
Knew I'd heard it somewhere before..... still very likeable.
 NeuroGeek wrote:

B.F. Skinner danced buck-ass naked?  Huh.  That was not in the syllabus of any of my psych classes....it could have made them less boring, though.

 
I took great pleasure in asking my Ed Psych lecturer whether this P.Aggot was gonna be important and suggesting I felt Pavlov had the greatest influence on my classroom management techniques.
 Lazarus wrote:
Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches be dancing buck ass naked all across the holy moly world like bowlegged gypsy muleskinners and B.F. Skinner...  we love this splendiferous song...  love sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll...

 
B.F. Skinner danced buck-ass naked?  Huh.  That was not in the syllabus of any of my psych classes....it could have made them less boring, though.
The synth is awesome here...this much maligned instrument is wonderful
really bad sound really bad song!! please never play again this shitty song... PLEASE!! 
Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches be dancing buck ass naked all across the holy moly world like bowlegged gypsy muleskinners and B.F. Skinner...  we love this splendiferous song...  love sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll...
love it! wanna hear more from him/them
Nice Moby - Porcelaine cover ;)
Can we have more "Washed Out" please?
 scraig wrote:

You beat me to it...

 
...ba-dum TISH  {#Drummer}
 Ballzak wrote:
Yeah, it is a nice album cover but dang, that girls got some skinny arms.  Me thinks she could hurt someone with those elbows.  She needs a man to cook her up some ribs or something...

 

{#Tongue} Definitely some ribs....grits, too. You nailed that one. I do like the cover, tho....
Nice-ish. Reminds me of Moby's "Porcelain" a bit.
I want to be involved in that album cover someday.  Hot.  ðŸ’¥
 phlattop wrote:
love the Phil Collins-esque drums on this.

 
You beat me to it...
hearing some cars in there
 jsumnergar wrote:
Feels good
 

 kcar wrote:

This definitely has an 80s feel, esp. with the EPIC synth drums. But trippy, like someone slipped acid into the orange juice of the frustrated-musician-turned-record-label-exec.

8/2/13 Edit: great segue from The Shins' "The Rifle's Spiral."  {#Notworthy}

 
Dude, I was SO happy when I heard those drums after that build-up. It was so needed there I would have been immensely disappointed if it hadn't happened.

Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches be dancing buck ass naked... love this song... love sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll...

Eye to Eye
by David Bottoms

Suddenly I noticed the silence—the robins, jays,
   mockingbirds
all gone quiet, the cardinals and song sparrows quiet.

Then, as Jack and I turned onto the homeward loop of our
   walk,
the sky startled us with a shriek—

two hawks circling above the pines, screaming from tree to
   tree,
two hawks from the heavy nest

above our neighbor's house, screaming then going silent
in the branches of a Brandford pear.

We crossed under that tree and stopped to catch
the larger hawk, the female, eye to eye.

Jack sat by the curb and stared. I stared.
And, head cocked, leaning forward, she stared incredulous,

working her jaw, quietly, nervously.
I made faces, snarled, bared my teeth, and the hawk

never flinched. Only stared until those orange inflamed
   eyes
became the terrible jaundiced eyes of my father

that final moment he raised his lids.
(The silenced voice tells the truth.)

Like my father's jaw, her jaw trembled.
 


if you like this, give a listen to "Feel it all around' the great groovy theme song for Portlandia. love the music, the vocals not so much.
but thanks RP for turning me on to this guy!

very orgasmic....  love it intensely...
 
 subgyro wrote:
Am I the only one that thought this was The Cars "Who's Gonna Drive You Home, Tonight" when it started? And, kinda, all the way through?

 
This definitely has an 80s feel, esp. with the EPIC synth drums. But trippy, like someone slipped acid into the orange juice of the frustrated-musician-turned-record-label-exec.

8/2/13 Edit: great segue from The Shins' "The Rifle's Spiral."  {#Notworthy}
Gets better every time I hear it.  Some good tracks on the album, too.  Thanks RP.  Up to a 9 from me.
i can feel it coming in the air tonight......
{#Cowboy}
 grant wrote:
Sounds like a soothing sonic brew that 10CC might have concocted back in the day . . .

 
i like this. yeah. i agree.

i like the cover, too.
Am I the only one that thought this was The Cars "Who's Gonna Drive You Home, Tonight" when it started? And, kinda, all the way through?
 Way to Go ! malvey254 wrote:

After seven straight instant "Sorry's" I finally got one through on LRC!



 


 phlattop wrote:
love the Phil Collins-esque drums on this.
 
Ouch! Why did you have to spoil this lovely track for me. Now Uncle Phil is leering at me every time 'he' plays them.
 grant wrote:
Sounds like a soothing sonic brew that 10CC might have concocted back in the day . . .
 
Good call.  Vocals sound like they were recorded from the far end of an echo chamber, very like 10cc.  

Gotta say its schmoooooveness fits mighty fine right now. 
 DaidyBoy wrote:
Superb for my Friday afternoon.  Thanks, Folks xx

 
And superb for our Friday morning here in the Sunshine State!  {#Sunny}
Superb for my Friday afternoon.  Thanks, Folks xx
Sounds like a soothing sonic brew that 10CC might have concocted back in the day . . .
 mread wrote:

Congrats.  I gave this a big thumbs up while it was on LRC.  Fingers crossed for "Amor Fati" . . .

 

Still languishing after a couple of years, not a good sign. I have never had one added after being in review and do not expect this one to be the first.{#Sad}
love the Phil Collins-esque drums on this.
 mread wrote:
 malvey254 wrote:

After seven straight instant "Sorry's" I finally got one through on LRC!


... and it's still on LRC; got to hear it twice today.  'Course on LRC there's no album art upon which to gaze.



 

Thanks for pointing that out - I just assumed that it's recent addition was from my LRC upload, but you are right, it is still "Reviewing" (with a damn high rating) after over a year in LRC-land.  Now I'm going to get an "Already Have" and my soul will be crushed once again...


  
 malvey254 wrote:

After seven straight instant "Sorry's" I finally got one through on LRC!


... and it's still on LRC; got to hear it twice today.  'Course on LRC there's no album art upon which to gaze.


This is such a good song - it was a free I-tunes download at one point, which is one of my methods of musical discovery. 
Yeah, it is a nice album cover but dang, that girls got some skinny arms.  Me thinks she could hurt someone with those elbows.  She needs a man to cook her up some ribs or something...
like a
 Boy_Wonder wrote:
I likes my dose of chill, I does!!

(But seriously, really reminds me of something  - can't immediately think what, though,,, suggestions)
 
Click the "larger cover art" button.  Did that help?

Everybody in my church be dancing...  love it...
 

marvelous...

post-orgasmic...
 malvey254 wrote:

After seven straight instant "Sorry's" I finally got one through on LRC!

 
Congrats.  I gave this a big thumbs up while it was on LRC.  Fingers crossed for "Amor Fati" . . .
Probably thinking of this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LikkcIgr2Jc
 
Sounds like it's straight out of the 80s. I am not into electronica, though. Would be a pretty boring concert to watch live. 3 
I likes my dose of chill, I does!!

(But seriously, really reminds me of something  - can't immediately think what, though,,, suggestions)

 
Good choice.
 

malvey254 wrote:

After seven straight instant "Sorry's" I finally got one through on LRC!

 


After seven straight instant "Sorry's" I finally got one through on LRC!


 cedrozor wrote:
Nice cover {#Kiss}
 

Looks like they had fun creating it...
Never heard of this artist. Love it!
First listen. That's a pretty cool tune for something like my 'back and forth to work' iPod mix.

This is very groovy...  we be dancing...
 
Nice cover {#Kiss}
This album is excellent! Excited to hear Washed Out on RP. Thanks Bill!