The First LouFest Lineup Clue Is Washed Out

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LouFest's organizers dropped their first lineup clue via social media today, and we can say with near certainty that the band it is hinting at is chillwave act Washed Out, perhaps best known for creating the opening theme music for IFC's Portlandia.

See also: LouFest Lineup: Here Are the First Nine Bands That Will Be Announced

Here is the clue:

Note how the image "washes out" and fades to white. More convincing, though, is the music itself, which seems to be a looped two-second snippet of this song:

I would guess the sample was pulled from somewhere around the 4:30 mark.

Washed Out is Georgia singer/songwriter Ernest Greene, who signed to Sub Pop Records in 2011. His music is sleepy, blissed-out dance pop; it feels like floating through the air on a cloud, and it's suitable for sunny days and lots of marijuana. He has said that he takes a healthy amount of influence from hip-hop.

Judge for yourself, but we are putting our degree of certainty at 99 percent. Come on, LouFest, give us a hard one!

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23 comments
Steve Scott
Steve Scott

Blackberry Smoke and Cake are the only bands I recognize on that list.

Scott Barboza
Scott Barboza

I'd rather see the Showbiz Pizza band with a solo by banjo bear. I heard they killed it at Pitchfork last year

Joe Copley
Joe Copley

I already bought early bird tickets. However, if they announce Justin Bieber is performing - I'm out.

Greg Katski
Greg Katski

Nice start. I wanted to see him at Firebird but it sold out. Now I get a second chance!

Jeet C. Chadha
Jeet C. Chadha

What's with all this "cloak and dagger" bullish*t, LouFest?!?

Jason Kanzler
Jason Kanzler

I have a feeling some of these commenters will hate every single band that plays.

Riverfront Times
Riverfront Times

Not unlocked yet though. Ten photos of wristbands from last year? Who takes a picture of a wristband? This could take a while.

Joshua Steinmetz
Joshua Steinmetz

I'm really optimistic about this LouFest with Washed Out as the first announces artist. Well done!

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