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This week was a stacked one, and plenty of great videos didn’t make the cut for this list, including Thundercat’s existential samurai joke and Carly Rae Jepsen’s joyous travelogue. But I only want to talk about one of them, and that’s the Black Eyed Peas’ giddily sacrilegious retro-rap odyssey “Yesterday.” I have no idea what… More »

Some weeks, choosing the 5 Best Songs can be difficult and polarizing. This was not one of those weeks. Of course, it’s hard to pit so many different genres against one another, which is why these lists are always so varied. This week wrangled in stoner folk, rap, and straight-up pop, and none of the… More »

There’s a small plastic turtle on the dashboard of Cayetana’s old blue van. Her name is Tracy. She wears red glasses and does a little side-to-side dance. The van’s name is “Fast Car,” after the Tracy Chapman hit that the band cranks every time they head out to the next show. They’re aware it’s a… More »

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Kurt Vile – “Pretty Pimpin” Video + b’lieve i’m goin down… Details

The first single from Kurt Vile’s heavily anticipated new album b’lieve i’m goin down… is the intriguingly titled “Pretty Pimpin.” It’s got more momentum than your average Vile song, though its urgent heartland rock sound is still tinged with his usual sighing melancholy. “All I want is to just have fun/ Live my life like… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 21, 2015 - 12:02 pm

Kurt Vile Announces New Album b’lieve i’m goin down…

It can’t be easy to top an album as expansively beautiful as 2013’s Wakin On A Pretty Daze, but Kurt Vile seems like he’s ready for it. In recent weeks, Vile has shared some intriguing info about his next album: It includes his “best song ever” and some of the songs are “sort of dark.”… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 15, 2015 - 9:45 am

Kurt Vile Talks More About All-Over-The-Place New Album

Last month Kurt Vile shared some intriguing information about his next record, which finds him toying around with new instruments and includes his “best song ever.” Spin’s headline quoted Vile’s assessment that the album was “all over the place,” and it turns out that it’s actually called All Over The Place. He revealed the title… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 3, 2015 - 12:25 pm

Kurt Vile’s Next Album Includes Piano And Banjo Songs And His “Best Song Ever”

Kurt Vile has been hard at work on the follow-up to 2013’s stoner-dad casual epic Wakin On A Pretty Daze, and he offered Spin an update. Among the revelations: Vile and bandmate Rob Laakso are co-producing without help from John Agnello, who helmed Wakin and 2011’s Smoke Ring For My Halo, but they’ll be “getting… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 6, 2015 - 10:34 am

Kurt Vile And The Violators @ First Unitarian Church, LA 11/21/14

All through November, Red Bull Sound Select is running the event 30 Days In LA, during which they schedule a show a night, always at a different venue, bundling some of their own RBSS artists with artists like Run The Jewels, Phosphorescent, Cut Copy, and a bunch of others. Last night, it was Air Review,… More »

By: Ryan Leas / November 22, 2014 - 1:37 pm

Watch Warpaint Perform With Kurt Vile In L.A.

Warpaint was joined by Kurt Vile last night during the encore of their show at the Echoplex in Los Angeles. He played guitar and sang backup vocals on “Baby,” a track from their 2010 debut album The Fool. The show was part of Red Bull Sound Select’s 30 Days In LA concert series, which Vile… More »

By: James Rettig / November 8, 2014 - 3:33 pm

Q&A: Steve Gunn On Kurt Vile, New York City, & Way Out Weather

There’s little about Steve Gunn that suggests he has trouble standing still. When you meet him, he’s a remarkably calm and soft-spoken man. His work, usually rooted in folk traditions, can range from experimental guitar music to spare, almost singer-songwriter material. His newest, Way Out Weather, finds him fleshing it all out more than ever… More »

By: Ryan Leas / October 6, 2014 - 1:42 pm

Watch Kurt Vile Jam With The War On Drugs In Philly

I saw the War On Drugs in concert Wednesday night in Columbus, and it was rad in its own right. (Who’d have thunk a pit full of kids would be moshing and crowdsurfing to “Red Eyes“? Who’d have thunk this band even counts anyone under 30 among its fan base?) But do you know what… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 19, 2014 - 12:48 pm

Red Bull Sound Select Lines Up Run The Jewels, Kurt Vile, DFA1979 For 30 Days In LA

While music fans in New York are used to Red Bull Music Academy taking over the city during the month of May, it looks like fans on the West Coast will be getting a similar treatment this fall. November will see the arrival of Red Bull Sound Select, featuring 30 days of events geared toward… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 10, 2014 - 6:09 pm

Watch Matt Sweeney And Kurt Vile Share Guitar Techniques

Last year indie-rock journeyman Matt Sweeney (Chavez, Zwan, Superwolf, etc.) started hosting an online show called Guitar Moves on Noisey in which he interviewed great guitarists about playing guitar; we posted his interview with St. Vincent. It was a great, head-slappingly simple concept, and it lives on. Guitar Moves seems to have been reborn a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 12, 2014 - 11:46 am

Some Guy Painted Over Philly’s Kurt Vile Mural

According to WXPN, the Philadelphia mural that was commissioned for the cover of Kurt Vile’s Wakin On A Pretty Daze has been defaced and painted over by a local man who said that it was “attracting graffiti to the neighborhood.” The mural was created by renowned artist Steve “ESPO” Powers. According to Vile’s Facebook, they’re… More »

By: James Rettig / June 29, 2014 - 12:52 pm

Listen To Kurt Vile On The Bret Easton Ellis Podcast

Bret Easton Ellis often brings artists he enjoys onto his podcast for wide-ranging discussions. Beginning with Kanye, and following that with others including Matt Berninger and Ezra Koenig, Ellis’ latest guest is Kurt Vile. Vile doesn’t show up until about 14 minutes in, but as usual Ellis’ lengthy lead-up to introducing his guest is part… More »

By: Miles Bowe / May 12, 2014 - 4:56 pm

Watch Kurt Vile Cover Neil Young’s “Albuquerque” On RocKwiz

Per Facebook, “RocKwiz is Australia’s premier live music trivia quiz TV program featuring an entertaining mix of celebrities, chat, music, and comedy.” On Monday, that mix included Kurt Vile and Phoebe Baker, the Ellie Goulding-esque lead singer of Australian indie rockers Alpine. The pair closed the show with a cover of Neil Young’s “Albuquerque” i… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 9, 2014 - 10:49 am

Nothing – “Bent Nail” Video (Feat. Kurt Vile)

Last month, Philly shoegaze badasses Nothing ripped a hole in the universe with their album Guilty Of Everything. In the new video for the heavy-as-anything album track “Bent Nail,” the band rocks out in front of an actively hostile crowd, playing on as the audience pelts them with food. Fellow Philadelphian Kurt Vile has a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 31, 2014 - 5:16 pm

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Songs Of 2013

Oh, what a Gummy Awards it’s been! As Stereogum and Videogum’s readers poll has rolled on, we’ve seen your picks for 2013’s best albums, new bands, music videos, TV shows, movies, and viral videos. Now it’s time to conclude the festivities with a rundown of the 10 best songs of 2013 as voted by you. More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 24, 2013 - 9:43 am

The Year In Unconventional Album Launches, From artRave to Indiegogo To SNL

The literary giant Alexis Krauss said it best: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. From big-budget campaigns to no-budget crowdfunding, the haves and have-nots alike made selling albums an art unto itself this year, staving off the format’s impending extinction for now and turning music fandom into an exceptionally… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 20, 2013 - 10:21 am

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 50 Albums Of 2013

Starting today we’re rolling out the winners of the Gummy Awards, Stereogum & Videogum’s annual readers’ poll. Earlier this month we asked you to vote for 2013’s best album, song, music video, new act, TV show, movie, and viral video. And you did! Thank you for listening! Best Album is the first category we’re revealing… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 16, 2013 - 12:38 pm
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