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.

Comments (1)
  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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