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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… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 6, 2015

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

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

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

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… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 19, 2014

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

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 rebor… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 12, 2014

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'sMore »

By: James Rettig / June 29, 2014

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 hi… More »

By: Miles Bowe / May 12, 2014

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"… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 9, 2014

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 ha… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 31, 2014

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 song… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 24, 2013

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… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 20, 2013

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… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 16, 2013

The 50 Best Albums Of 2013

Earlier this year, New York Times pop critic Jon Caramanica wrote a piece about pop's Summer Of Smooth, about how many of this year's big warm-weather crossover hits were soft and breezy and immaculately produced and comforting pieces of throwbacky, slick pseudo-R&B. Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" drove the narrative, but it also encompassed Bruno… More »

By: Stereogum / December 3, 2013

Kurt Vile & Sore Eros – “Jamaica Plain” (Stereogum Premiere)

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 WakinMore »

By: Miles Bowe / November 1, 2013

Kurt Vile – “Feel My Pain”

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 OnMore »

By: Michael Nelson / October 21, 2013

Five Years In, Brooklyn Record Label Mexican Summer Deserves To Be Celebrated

This weekend, the Brooklyn-based record label Mexican Summer will celebrate five years in business with a two-day, indoor-outdoor festival featuring label artists, alumni, and friends at Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation in Red Hook. With a lineup that spans from living legends (Spiritualized, Ariel Pink) to underground mainstays (No Joy, the Fresh… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 11, 2013

Kurt Vile & Sore Eros – “Serum”

It's been a big year for Kurt Vile releases: full-length Wakin On A Pretty Daze was released back in April and is getting the deluxe-edition treatment next month, which will be accompanied by a new EP. "Serum" is from a much earlier period in the songwriter's career and features vocals from Sore Eros's Robert… More »

By: James Rettig / October 8, 2013

Stream Kurt Vile’s Mixtape Of Songs That Influenced Wakin On A Pretty Daze

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 ThereMore »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / September 24, 2013
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