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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Washed Out Refuses to Play Favorites, Says Playing Live and in the Studio Are Two Totally Different Things

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Spoken like a good parent, no favorites.

Ah, yes. So PC.

Would you consider doing a live album?

We've actually discussed that. I did the last record with a producer in Atlanta named Ben Allen. He has a really nice new studio and we talked about it a couple months ago, just because the songs are so different. It was just setting up in studio and doing a live run through of the set, recording it to have a really high fidelity version. Sadly, scheduling just didn't work out.

But it's almost a completely different take on the songs in most situations. We hope people have an open mind about it. Some people might approach our set just wanting to hear the record or wanting to hear whatever their favorite song is in the "true" version of the song. But the beautiful thing about a live performance to me is that things can be expanded. We have really long intros and outros; songs can flow together. That's the fun part.

Are there other projects in the near future?

I've done a couple of remixes that will be coming up shortly and I feel they're an extension of this newer sound. That Fleetwood Mac cover I did is sort of an indication of the ground I'm trying to explore. Unfortunately, we haven't had enough time to rehearse any of the new songs, so we probably won't be playing anything during these live shows. Although, we do have a few shows leading out to San Francisco so maybe we can work out some rehearsal time. But right now most of the stuff is at the demo stage at this point. Hopefully it'll be out sometime early next year. For now, we're just very excited to be out in San Francisco. A handful of our best shows have been there. I've only heard good things about Outside Lands, so I'm definitely psyched.

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