Life of Leisure

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Life of Leisure
EP by
ReleasedSeptember 8, 2009
LabelMexican Summer
Washed Out chronology
High Times
Life of Leisure
Within and Without

Life of Leisure is an extended play (EP) by American singer-songwriter and record producer Washed Out. Released on September 8, 2009, by Mexican Summer.[1] It is the second EP that the artist has produced, the first being High Times the same year.

Track listing[edit]

1."Get Up"3:01
2."New Theory"2:52
3."Hold Out"3:29
4."Feel It All Around"3:16
6."You'll See It"2:55
Total length:17:33


  • "Get Up" contains a sample of "Got To Get Up" (1983) by Change[2]
  • "New Theory" contains a sample of "Feel It" (1980) by Revelation
  • "Hold Out" contains a sample of "West Coast Drive" (1975) by V.I.P. Connection
  • "Feel It All Around" contains a sample of "I Want You" (1983) by Gary Low[3]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Pitchfork Media8.0/10[4]

Pitchfork Media's Marc Hogan gave the EP an 8 and stated that "Washed Out, the solo project of Georgia (via South Carolina) multi-instrumentalist Ernest Greene, fits in almost too well with the balmy lo-fi synth atmospherics of peers like Neon Indian, Toro Y Moi, Small Black, the higher-fi jj, or the darker, heavier SALEM, as well as the more guitar-based Real Estate, Best Coast, and Pearl Harbour. Washed Out's debut Life of Leisure EP isn't at the top of its class, but Greene so far is one of this fledgling aesthetic's most gifted students."[5]

The song "Feel It All Around" was released as a single, which became a definitive song of the chillwave genre and appeared on many best-of-2009 lists, including those from Pitchfork and NME.[6][7]

In popular culture[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^
  2. ^ Got to Get Up by Change – Topic on YouTube
  3. ^ I Want You by Gary Low-Topic on YouTube
  4. ^ "Washed Out: Life of Leisure EP | Album Reviews". Pitchfork. September 1, 2009. Retrieved February 28, 2012.
  5. ^ Hogan, Marc (September 16, 2009). "Washed Out: Life of Leissure". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved September 16, 2009.
  6. ^ Pitchfork Staff (December 14, 2009). "The Top 100 Tracks of 2009: 10–1". Pitchfork Media. Archived from the original on February 29, 2016. Retrieved December 14, 2009.
  7. ^ "50 Best Tracks of 2009: 40–31". NME.
  8. ^ Said video on Proenza Schouler 's official YouTube channel
  9. ^ Maletsky, Kiernan (January 1, 2011). "Portland isn't the only place with hipsters: Presenting Portlandia, Denver edition – Denver Arts – Show and Tell". Retrieved February 28, 2012.
  10. ^ Feel it All Around — IFC

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