As if the incredible Wakin On A Pretty Daze wasn’t enough, Kurt Vile’s got two new EPs out before the year’s over. One that shows where he’s going, and another that shows where he came from. The former, It’s a Big World Out There (And I Am Scared)), is part of the deluxe Wakin and you can hear a track from it here. Today we’ve got “Jamaica Plain,” the title track from the latter EP, recorded in the Boston neighborhood of the same name with Sore Eros (and former Violator) member Robert Robinson in the early ’00s. We already heard “Serum,” but this title track is a little different. Nearly twice the length and filled with winding guitar figures, it captures Vile’s easy drift in early days. It’s a good reminder that before Vile was great, he was still pretty damn great.
Jamaica Plain is out 11/4 via Care In The Community Recordings.