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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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
Scott Lapatine | December 16, 2013 - 12:38 pm

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…
Stereogum | December 3, 2013 - 10:58 am

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…
Miles Bowe | November 1, 2013 - 11:16 am

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…
Michael Nelson | October 21, 2013 - 10:19 am

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…
Chris DeVille | October 11, 2013 - 10:21 am

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…
James Rettig | October 8, 2013 - 12:02 pm

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"…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | September 24, 2013 - 12:19 pm

Watch Kurt Vile Cover The Clash’s “Guns Of Brixton”

Audio Ammunition is a new five-part documentary about legendary UK punk band the Clash put out this week by Google Play. The series was launched…
Claire Lobenfeld | September 10, 2013 - 2:40 pm

Watch Kurt Vile Receive Philadelphia’s Highest Honor And Play City Hall

Kurt Vile is maybe the only native Philadelphia son who can sing in a full-on mushmouthed Philly accent and make it sound pretty, so the…
Tom Breihan | September 4, 2013 - 11:45 am

Watch Kurt Vile Cover Nine Inch Nails For A.V. Club

"Well I don't remember all the songs on your list, but I was like, 'I'll do it cause it's Nine Inch Nails and it's the…
Miles Bowe | August 27, 2013 - 11:50 am

The 10 Best Things At Outside Lands 2013

Between music, comedy, food, and artwork, Outside Lands really is one of the more interesting American summer festivals. You checked out our coverage and photos…
Miles Bowe | August 12, 2013 - 5:41 pm