Friday, April 20, 2012

Future Nostalgia: Washed Out playing Highline Ballroom this Sunday with Memoryhouse

Washed Out, the project of musician Ernest Greene, has pretty rapidly become staple in today's indie world since releasing their debut album Within and Without on Sub Pop last year. After giving it a few spins over the past few months, it's easy to understand why. The meticulously layered record is extremely accessible, and startlingly unique, easily differentiating itself from the current crop of synth-heavy bedroom projects by actually being just really good.

Earlier this week, Washed Out began its first headlining tour in support of the album, which will bring them to Highline Ballroom here in New York City this Sunday, April 22. They will be sharing the stage with their shoegazey labelmates Memoryhouse, a band I've twice caught randomly and have enjoyed both times (their cover of My Bloody Valentine's "When You Sleep" is particularly good). Tickets for the NYC show, unfortunately, are sold out. But take a look at the dates below to see where/when the tour may hit your city.

In related news, Memoryhouse were recently the victim of theft outside of their Washington, DC show on Wednesday. According to their Facebook page, "some" of their equipment was stolen, but if you take a look at the list on their website, you can see that A LOT of gear is missing. You can help out the band by donating to a PayPal account they setup and keeping an eye on craigslist or eBay for the equipment they listed. I'm certain every little bit will help.

Check out videos of both bands, listen to both of their albums on Spotify, and check out their respective tour dates below...

Washed Out 2012 Tour Dates
Apr. 20 – Boston, MA – Paradise*
Apr. 22 – New York, NY – Highline Ballroom*
Apr. 26 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theatre*
Apr. 27 – Aspen, CO – Belly Up Aspen*
Apr. 28 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
Apr. 30 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
May 02 – Seattle, WA – Neptune
May 04 – San Francisco, CA – Mezzanine
May 05 – Los Angeles, CA – The Music Box
May 07 – San Diego, CA – Porters Pub
May 10 – Austin, TX – Mohawk*
May 11 – New Orleans, LA – Parish @ House of Blues*
May 13 – Tampa, FL – Crowbar
May 14 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
May 15 – Orlando, FL – The Social
May 17 – Charleston, NC – Music Farm
May 18 – Asheville, NC – Asheville Music Hall
May 19 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
*w/ Memoryhouse

Memoryhouse 2012 Tour Dates
Apr 20 Paradise Boston, MA Sold Out RSVP
Apr 21 Public Assembly Brooklyn, NY Tickets RSVP
Apr 22 Highline Ballroom New York, NY Sold Out RSVP
Apr 23 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY Sold Out RSVP
Apr 26 Bluebird Theater Denver, CO Tickets RSVP
Apr 27 Belly Up Aspen, CO Tickets RSVP
Apr 28 The Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, UT Tickets RSVP
Apr 30 Doug Fir Lounge Portland, OR Sold Out RSVP
May 02 Neptune Seattle, WA Tickets RSVP
May 04 Mezzanine San Francisco, CA Sold Out RSVP
May 05 The Fonda Theatre Hollywood, CA Tickets RSVP
May 06 The Observatory Santa Ana, CA Tickets RSVP
May 07 Porters Pub San Diego, CA Tickets RSVP
May 08 Club Congress Tucson, AZ Free RSVP
May 10 The Mohawk Austin, TX Tickets RSVP
May 11 Club Dada Dallas, TX Tickets RSVP
May 12 Opolis Norman, OK Tickets RSVP
May 13 Hi-Tone Cafe Memphis, TN Tickets RSVP
May 15 The End Nashville, TN Tickets RSVP
May 16 Zanzabar Louisville, KY RSVP
May 17 The Gramaphone St Louis, MO Tickets RSVP
May 18 Radio Radio Indianapolis, IN Tickets RSVP
May 19 Beachland Tavern Cleveland, OH Tickets

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