Kurt Vile - It's A Big World Out There And I Am Scared

Kurt Vile has been rightly celebrated everywhere for much of 2013, largely due to his fantastic recent LP, Wakin On A Pretty Daze. So I think it’s totally justified that Vile’s label, Matador, will indulge in such celebrations next month, via the release of an expanded edition of Wakin. The 2-disc Wakin On A Pretty Daze: Deluxe Daze (Post Haze) will include the full album as well as a bonus 7-song 12″ EP, It’s A Big World Out There (And I Am Scared). Fortunately, for those who already own the album, the EP will be available as a standalone, out on the same day. You can hear (and download) one of the new songs, “Feel My Pain,” and I recommend you do it, because the song is incredible. As Vile notes, the song “is a particularly meticulous guitar composition” — and Vile is a tremendous guitarist. Download and spin it below, followed by Vile’s notes on the song in full.

Says KV:

This track was recorded during the first cluster of sessions at Dreamland Studios, May 2012.
(same sessions that conjured up most of album opener “wakin on a pretty day” I should add!)
“Feel My Pain” is a particularly meticulous guitar composition that i remember playing over and over back when writing it and then even more so when i had finished it, sort-of possessed.
We added a lot to this later only to strip it back again favoring the raw to the chamber-pop this go ’round. Spectral arrangement and a mellow-ominous delivery (if such a thing is possible)…
KV- gtrs/vox
RL- bass
engineered by John Agnello
mixed by Rob Laakso
produced by KV & RL

It’s A Big World Out There (And I Am Scared) is out 11/19 via Matador, and you can preorder it here; Wakin On A Pretty Daze: Deluxe Daze (Post Haze) is also out the same date, and you can cop that one here.

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  1. This track is fantastic. Wakin’ is on my short list for AOTY, and needless to say I’m rather excited for the EP.

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