I’ve loved this album for a long time. I love the messiness of it - you really get the sense that it was DIY project. Coming from being perhaps the biggest musician in the world (and working on some of the most expensive and professional recordings of all time), I have so much respect for him for making an album like Ram or McCartney. The older I’ve gotten (and the more technical knowledge I’ve picked up) the more I value the uniqueness and idiosyncrasies of DIY projects like this. Maybe things don’t sound “perfect” but there is a unique charm at play that only could come from the one person who made it. That’s the idea I was really trying to embrace with Mister Mellow and Ram has loads of it. Check out this incredible doc on the backstory of the album (and notice the visual aesthetics match a lot of the MM material). -- Washed Out

Washed Out is the headliner + co-curator for this year's Gorilla vs. Bear VI show, tomorrow night (Saturday 8/12) at the Bomb Factory. Purchase tickets here.