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Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile :: Lotta Sea Lice

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

On Lotta Sea Lice, their debut album of duets, Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile sound relaxed and unfussy. This is no overthought (or overwrought) “supergroup” type outing; it’s simply two pals, comfortable in their friendship and respective sonic identities, getting together to kick out some tunes, mutually. It wasn’t even intended to be an album, […]

Kurt Vile :: That’s Life, Tho (Almost Hate To Say)

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it. See, Philadelphia songwriter Kurt Vile has a way of saying things — understated phrases just tumble from his mouth, hovering over motoring heartland rock or spacey acoustic guitar drones. Vile’s shrugged shoulders, ah-I-dunno lyrical sensibility means he gets away with saying things other songwriters couldn’t. […]

AD Presents :: Kurt Vile – Berlin, Germany / @ Lido December 9th

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

We’re in Berlin for six months. Next up – AD presents Kurt Vile & The Violators, December 9th, at Lido. True Widow supports. We’re giving away a few pairs of tickets to AD readers. To enter, leave a comment below with you name and a valid email we can reach you at. Cuvrystraße 7 10997 […]

Kurt Vile :: Wakin On A Pretty Daze

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Wakin on a Pretty Daze is Philly rocker Kurt Vile’s 5th solo LP and new best. It is marked by maturity, craft, and confidence, evidence that Vile successfully cannibalized all the parts of his sturdy back catalog — the howling guitars, bedroom pop, his quizzical, drawling voice, and even the more fully-figured stuff on the excellent […]

Kurt Vile :: Wakin On A Pretty Day

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Clocking in at 9+ minutes, while effortlessly retaining its coziness, this unexpected dose of new Kurt Vile marks the first taste from his forthcoming LP, Wakin on a Pretty Daze, out April 9th via Matador. King of the 21st century loll, I expect this and the upcoming Phosphorescent record to dominate Spring listening. MP3: Kurt […]

Kurt Vile :: So Outta Reach (EP)

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Halloween may be over, but Kurt Vile’s new EP, So Outta Reach (hits shelves next Tuesday) leads off in true midnight-movie form with “The Creature.” According to the Matador blog the EP contains five unreleased original songs initially recorded during the sessions for Smoke Ring For My Halo plus a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Downbound […]

Kurt Vile :: Smoke Ring For My Halo

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Welcome to Kurt Vile’s best record yet. Perhaps your favorite song is culled from one of his earlier efforts; fair enough, but there is no denying that Smoke Ring For My Halo, his fourth LP, is the defining sum total of Vile’s craft. In short, he consistently nails it on the whole as Smoke Ring […]