Washer's Mike Quigley and Kieran McShane first met in Boy Scouts when they were just 10 years old. They're from the same town, went to different schools but had shared friends. They lived together in college. Kieran slept on Quigley's couch for a few months after graduating. Quigley wrote some songs inspired by Big Ups and Flagland and asked Kieran to play them with him. In 2013, Washer was born and the band has been busy ever since.
All Aboard, Washer's sophomore album, is a record that finds the duo reaching new heights, blending aggressive pop music together with off-kilter structures, earnest lyrics, and minimalist garage rock. They've described their sound as "trying to do a lot with a little" and the expansive nature of All Aboard builds on that promise with thoughtful and complex songs, contorting simple pop formulas into fuzzy punk hits. Built around themes of personal doubt, self-reflection, and being stuck in place, All Aboard is a dark record, but Washer continue to fight toward brighter days.
With a never-ending onslaught of ramshackle hooks, sing-a-long anthems, and unexpected shifts, Washer have made an album where every moment counts and every song is a single.