Closeness is not something that can easily be faked, especially with the recent burst of lo-fi projects taking over lately. Washer may not possess that overwhelming lo-fi melancholy, but their recordings feel like they're being sung right in your ear. The second single from the Brooklyn-based duo's forthcoming EP is a builder—it begins intimately like an early demo, then moves into unpredictable guitar harmonies, malaise-filled laments about passing time, and drums to polish off the meandering ends. The track has that signature 90s inflection that we've been hearing so much about, but it also contains a little of the unfamiliar—perhaps a nod to the simultaneous importance and skill of history's best two-pieces, of which Washer is well on the way to becoming.
22 The Twisted Shamrock [Babylon, NY] w/ Flagland & Glen & The Boys
23 The John Ryle House Matinee [Haledon NJ] w/ Flagland, Party Cops, Winnebago | $5 | 4:20pm
24 O'Brien's Pub [Allston, MA] w/ Flagland, Trespasser, Idiot Genes
25 Monkey House [Burlington VT] w/ Flagland, Drawing, Jim Will Yell At You
28 Dog Morgue [Philadelphia, PA] w/ Snoozer, Flagland, Left & Right
01 Shea Stadium w/ Flagland (release show), Lost Boy?, Ovlov, Dead Tenants
14 Shea Stadium w/ California X, Sleepies & LVL UP