Kurt Vile

We already know that Kurt Vile has an insane record collection, thanks to the almost painfully adorable preview video for the single “Never Run Away” off of this year’s Wakin On A Pretty Daze. Today, he released the KV Mixtape in anticipation of his forthcoming EP titled It’s A Big World Out There (And I’m Scared) and the deluxe edition of Wakin On A Pretty Daze. Vile’s influences are pretty easy to pick up on, but it’s rewarding for any music nerd to hear exactly what tracks inspired one of the best records of 2013. On his website, Vile wrote:

I don’t want to dissect all my favorite music for everyone. But I sent this mix to my friends involved in my record for the purpose of loose/good vibes. And then I sent it to some other friends and loved ones. Some of whom complimented it, and of course I was flattered cuz I did work hard on it like a total dork, hah… I didn’t just throw it together.

Listen to the mixtape and check out Kurt Vile’s tour dates below.

TRACK LIST

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – “No Second Thoughts”
Gary Numan – “Are ’friends’ Electric?”
David Byrne – “My Big Hands (Fall Through The Cracks)”
Randy Newman – “Baltimore”
Tim Buckley – “Home To Stay”
The Byrds – “Ballad of Easy Rider”
The Byrds – “Truckstop Girl”
The Flamin Groovies – “Whiskey Woman”
Rowland Howard and Nikki Sudden – “A Quick Thing”
Syd Barret – “Opel”
Pink Floyd – “Green Is The Colour”
Aphrodite’s Child – “Take Your Time”
Bill Fay – “Warwick Town”
Big Star – “Stroke It Noel”
Michael Chapman – “You Say”
Miles Davis – “Here Come De Honey Man”
David Bowie – “Art Decade”
Depeche Mode – “Everything Counts”
Prince – “Something In The Water (Does Not Compute)”
Lou Reed – “Charley’s Girl”
Royal Trux – “Waterpark”
The Rolling Stones – “100 Years Ago”
Aphrodite’s Child – “Valley Of Sadness”
Ween – “Lullabye”

09/25 Pittsburgh, PA @ Carnegie Lecture Hall
09/26 28 Cincinnati, OH @ Midpoint Music Festival
09/27 Urbana, IL @ Pygmalian Music Festival
10/12 13 Mexico City, Mexico @ Festival Corona Capital
10/25 New York, NY @ Terminal 5
10/26 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
10/27 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
10/28 Charlotte, NC @ Chop Shop
10/29 Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club
10/30 Charleston, SC @ The Pour House
11/01 Miami, FL @ Grand Central
11/02 Orlando, FL @ The Social
11/03 Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder, Florida State University
11/04 Mobile, AL @ Alabama Music Box
11/05 New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
11/06 Houston, TX @ Walter’s On Washington
11/08-10 Austin, TX @ FUN FUN FUN Fest
11/11 Oxford, MS @ Proud Larry’s
11/12 Chattanooga, TN @ JJ’s Bohemia

It’s A Big World Out There (And I’m Scared) is out 11/19 via Matador.

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Comments (16)
  1. is there a track list?

  2. That’s my picture you’re using without my permission. Could you either credit me and/or pay me for it, or else remove it? Thank you.

  3. Tim Buckley song is ‘Happy Time’, not ‘Home To Stay’

  4. I can definitely see the Warwick Town influence. Such a good track from Bill Fay.

  5. Thank goodness the tracklisting didn’t feature Beyonce, R. Kelly, Mariah Carey, etc… I’m getting tired of hearing about how much indie artists adore pop music.

  6. some serious man jams on this one…

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