Washed Out and Toro Y Moi are teaming up for two double headline shows around their Laneway Festival performances. They will be playing shows at Manning Bar in Sydney with Guerre and The Hi Fi in Melbourne with Chet Faker and a Tig Huggins DJ set.
From the press release:
The friendship between Toro Y Moi’s Chaz Bundick and Washed Out’s Ernest Greene goes back to their high school days in South Carolina. Growing up in the south with a host of shared influences and aesthetics, both artists have maintained a mutual admiration and love of collaboration as they have followed their own trajectories, each wielding an increasingly resonant influence over the musical culture of today. Having remixed each oter’s tunes and toured together in the US, and now sharing a place on the Laneway Festival lineup, it makes perfect sense for Washed Out and Toro Y Moi to join forces for two special shows in Sydney and Melbourne.
The solo project of Ernest Greene, Washed Out has transformed under watchful eyes since his perpetually lush synth-pop took world stage in 2009. Borne from the back-porch of his parents’ rural Georgia home, his first recordings – the Life of Leisure and High Times EPs – saw him rise to the forefront of his genre, before a debut album, Within and Without was released to widespread acclaim this July.
Washed Out and Toro Y Moi 2012 Australian tour dates
Wednesday 8 February – Manning Bar – Sydney
Thursday 9 February – The Hi-Fi – Melbourne
Also playing Laneway Festival nationally.