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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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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
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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 tha…
Chris DeVille | July 21, 2015 - 12:02 pm
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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
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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
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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 a…
Chris DeVille | March 6, 2015 - 10:34 am
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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
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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
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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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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…
Chris DeVille | September 19, 2014 - 12:48 pm
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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…
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…
Chris DeVille | August 12, 2014 - 11:46 am
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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…
James Rettig | June 29, 2014 - 12:52 pm
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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
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…
Chris DeVille | May 9, 2014 - 10:49 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | March 31, 2014 - 5:16 pm
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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
Chris DeVille | December 24, 2013 - 9:43 am
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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…
Chris DeVille | December 20, 2013 - 10:21 am
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