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Wakin On A Pretty Daze felt like a happy ending for Kurt Vile. The album’s blissed-out folk-rock jams doubled as portraits of a rock star who’d settled into an immensely appealing version of middle age: Get famous enough to draw big crowds, sell a new record to your constituents every couple years, tour enough to… More »

Have you watched Kendrick Lamar on Colbert? Because holy fuck. If you haven’t watched it, watch it. If you have watched it, watch it again. It’s really something. That’s the best piece of music-related video I’ve seen all week, easily. But regular music videos had a pretty good week, too, and our five picks are… More »

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 »

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Watch Kurt Vile Play “Lost My Head There” Solo In A Paris Restaurant For La Blogothèque

For years, the French website La Blogothèque has been filming musicians playing in public places around Paris for their Take Away Shows video series. The…
Tom Breihan | November 18, 2015 - 9:07 am

Hangout Festival 2016 Lineup

Here it is: The first major music festival lineup of the 2016 season. (SXSW, with its sprawling network of showcases, is a different kind of…
Chris DeVille | November 17, 2015 - 1:37 pm

Watch Kurt Vile Play B’lieve Songs For The First Time At Philly Tour Opener

Earlier this week Kurt Vile kicked off his tour in support of b'lieve i'm goin down at Philadelphia music scene hub Johnny Brenda's, and many…
Chris DeVille | October 2, 2015 - 4:20 pm

Watch Kurt Vile Perform Two b’lieve Tracks On Conan

Kurt Vile's new album, b'lieve i'm goin down, comes out today -- we're fans of it here -- and last night he stopped by Conan
James Rettig | September 25, 2015 - 10:16 am

Read Kim Gordon’s Interview With Kurt Vile

When Kurt Vile's latest album, b’lieve I’m goin down..., was announced, it was accompanied by a biography blurb from none other than Kim Gordon, who…
James Rettig | September 22, 2015 - 3:29 pm

Check Out Kurt Vile’s Levi’s Ad

Kurt Vile is one of the greatest living songwriters in America, which is probably why the Bank of America licensed one of his most poignant…
Caitlin White | September 11, 2015 - 11:14 am

Kurt Vile – “Life Like This” Video

The great laconic guitar hero Kurt Vile has a new album called b'lieve i'm goin down... coming out in a couple of weeks, and he's…
Tom Breihan | September 10, 2015 - 10:01 am

Preview New Kurt Vile Songs In Latest b’lieve i’m goin down… Trailer

As someone who's heard Kurt Vile's new album b'lieve i'm goin down... all the way through, let me assure you it's one of the best…
Chris DeVille | August 27, 2015 - 10:28 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

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…
Stereogum | July 24, 2015 - 4:25 pm

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…
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…
Tom Breihan | June 15, 2015 - 9:45 am

Streets Of Philadelphia: How The Former “Sixth Borough” Became Rock’s First City

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…
Michael Tedder | June 8, 2015 - 11:38 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…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
Ryan Leas | October 6, 2014 - 1:42 pm
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