Summer is here, so summer sounds are needed.

Everything about Ernest Greene’s music oozes summer. His nom de record–Washed Out–brings to mind the beach and the tide. His songs exude that mix of brightness and haze we associate with the summer sun. And the ambient noise at the opening of “Hard To Say Goodbye” evokes summer in the city, the streets alive with chatter and children. Summer is here, and this is the summer sound we need.