Echoes / Eyes Be Closed (Grimes Remix)
A double portion of Washed Out to brighten up your Friday. A month from the release (on 12th July), Ernest Greene keeps offering advance tracks of “Within And Without”, his first album for Domino and Sub Pop. As a second appetiser, we give you “Echoes”, a song on which Greene shows he’s still one of the best students of the Balearic rhythms and synthetic pop school, as close to chill-wave as it is to shoegaze. If you’re one of those people who need two lumps of sugar in their tea, this is your track. His friend Claire Boucher (alias Grimes) has transformed “Eyes Be Closed” into an esoteric-ghostly mantra (at least in its first minutes), which is the perfect leveller for any work stresses. The original and the remix will be out on 12” on 4th July, accompanied by remixes by Star Slinger and Lovelock.