Life of Leisure

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Life of Leisure
Washed Out - Life Of Leisure.jpg
EP by Washed Out
Released September 8, 2009
Genre
Length 17:33
Label Mexican Summer
Washed Out chronology
High Times
(2009)
Life of Leisure
(2009)
Within and Without
(2011)

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. It is the second EP that the artist has produced, the first being High Times the same year.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Get Up" 3:01
2. "New Theory" 2:52
3. "Hold Out" 3:29
4. "Feel It All Around" 3:16
5. "Lately" 2:02
6. "You'll See It" 2:55
Total length: 17:33
  • "Get Up" contains a sample of "Got To Get Up" (1983) by Change
  • "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

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Pitchfork Media 8.0/10 [1]

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."[2]

The song 'Feel It All Around' was released as a single, and appeared on many best-of-2009 lists, including those from Pitchfork and NME.[3][4]

In popular culture[edit]

  • "Feel It All Around", is featured in a Proenza Schouler campaign video for the Fall of 2010.
  • "Feel It All Around", is also featured as the opening theme for TV series Portlandia on IFC.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Washed Out: Life of Leisure EP | Album Reviews". Pitchfork. 2009-09-16. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 
  2. ^ Hogan, Marc (September 16, 2009). "Washed Out: Life of Leissure". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved September 16, 2009. 
  3. ^ Pitchfork Staff (December 14, 2009). "The Top 100 Tracks of 2009: 10-1". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved December 14, 2009. 
  4. ^ "50 Best Tracks of 2009: 40-31". NME. 
  5. ^ Maletsky, Kiernan (2011-01-19). "Portland isn't the only place with hipsters: Presenting Portlandia, Denver edition - Denver Arts - Show and Tell". Blogs.westword.com. Retrieved 2012-02-28.