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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 to celebrate the release of massive Clash 12-disc box set Sound System which comes with a ton of goodies (and we're giving one away for free here). On to… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / September 10, 2013

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 city clearly owes him a lot, and they know it. Philadelphia has already given Vile a parade and his own Kurt Vile Day, and now they've presented him with… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 4, 2013

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 weirdest thing we could do.'" That's Kurt Vile's explanation for picking Nine Inch Nails' "Down In It" in the AVClub's covers series. Even though he's correct about it being weird,… More »

By: Miles Bowe / August 27, 2013

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 from Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and now we have The 10 Best Things we experienced at the festival, music-related or otherwise. Check out the countdown here. More »

By: Miles Bowe / August 12, 2013

Outside Lands 2013 Sunday: Vampire Weekend, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Willie Nelson, & More

The final day of Outside Lands was definitely a more mellow affair than Saturday with its NIN headlined attack. Most people entering in the afternoon were greeted by Kurt Vile's excellent set on the Sutro Stage. Later a small, but dedicated group headed to an unlisted secret show by The Head And The HeartMore »

By: Miles Bowe / August 12, 2013

Photos: Pickathon 2013

This past weekend, the yearly roots-influenced music festival Pickathon took place at the Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, Oregon, just outside of Portland. Feist, Divine Fits, Kurt Vile, and Pure Bathing Culture were among the many bands that performed at this unique festival. Check out live photos from the event from Colin McLaughlin. More »

By: Stereogum / August 5, 2013

Dessners’ Grateful Dead Tribute To Feature Members Of Vampire Weekend, Bon Iver, The Walkmen, Kurt Vile & The Violators

Aaron and Bryce Dessner of the National are about to record a Grateful Dead tribute album. The band will also include Scott and Bryan Devendorf. The name of the album will be Dead Hot, a nod to Red Hot, an AIDS charity organization that started curating comps in the '90s. As Relix reports, the… More »

By: Liz Pelly / August 4, 2013

Stereogum’s Cruel Summer 2013 Mix

This week, for the 237th time, our country tis of thee will celebrate its Miss Independence. Which means that this week, for the fourth time, our blog will celebrate the arrival of Cruel Summer, our annual heartbreak of a mixtape. Tradition. Times have changed since our 2010, 2011, and 2012 installments. Namely,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 3, 2013

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Earlier today, I posted a bigass list of my favorite music videos of the year. That should honestly be enough to keep your optic nerves crammed full for the day. But if you're done with it, or you're somehow low on viewing options this weekend, please note that plenty of other good music video… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 7, 2013

Kurt Vile – “KV Crimes” Video

Kurt Vile has already pulled off the near-impossibly feat of making a Philadelphia accent sound cool, and now he seems determined to do the same with the rest of his hometown. In director Tom Scharpling's new clip for "KV Crimes" -- after "Never Run Away," the second great video that Vile's excellent new… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 6, 2013

Watch Kurt Vile Play Letterman

Last month, Kurt Vile released his fifth studio album Wakin on A Pretty Daze via Matador. In support of its release, Vile and his band stopped by Late Show With David Letterman last night to play "Wakin On A Pretty Day." Head to CBS.com to stream last night's episode of Letterman; the performance… More »

By: Liz Pelly / May 18, 2013

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

You know this was a good week for music videos when 4Minute made a K-pop video with dancing zombies in it, one where they fight the dancing zombies by spraying hairspray at them, and it didn't even crack my top five. The videos that did crack my top 5 are below. Enjoy. More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 3, 2013

Steve Gunn – “Water Wheel”

Steve Gunn, who is one of the Violators in Kurt Vile And The Violators, is obviously a good guitarist. But there's being a "good guitarist" and then there's that rare special quality where people, at a loss for words, start name-dropping the practically supernatural John Fahey in order to describe you. That is one… More »

By: Miles Bowe / May 2, 2013

Kurt Vile – “Never Run Away” Video

Kurt Vile's wonderful new album Waking On A Pretty Daze, one of the year's best, is a languorous sprawl, and you wouldn't expect it to lend itself to elegant graphic design or stark iconography. But in making the proper video for Vile's song "Never Run Away" (which isn't to be confused with the adorable… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 2, 2013

Album Of The Week: Kurt Vile Wakin On A Pretty Daze

Three or four years ago, I saw Kurt Vile play one of the worst live sets of my life. He was the second act on a triple-bill at Chicago's Empty Bottle, one that also featured Fucked Up and Zola Jesus, two strong and dynamic and ferocious live acts. Vile, by contrast, stood up there with… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 9, 2013

Stream Kurt Vile Wakin On A Pretty Daze

He's already four albums deep into his career, but the cloudy-eyed singer-songwriter and languid guitar hero Kurt Vile seems like he could just be hitting his stride. Vile's new album Wakin On A Pretty Daze arrives next week, and the two songs we've heard from it, "Wakin On A Pretty Day" and "NeverMore »

By: Tom Breihan / April 1, 2013

Stereogum Monthly Mix: March 2013

Remember last month when we made a hand-wringing post about the death of the MP3 and thereby the end of the downloadable Monthly Mix? Well, fuck it -- ZIP FILE BACK. Thank you for your comments and opinions! This is blog-in-action. But, we know some of you enjoyed the ease and increased songchoice represented… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 29, 2013

Philly Gets A Kurt Vile Parade This Weekend

Philadelphia does love a parade and this weekend they will extend their streets with open arms to their indie rock son Kurt Vile for a Tom Sharpling-hosted affair. I am not going to accuse the dude of being the current King Of Whimsy, but between last week's informercial for "Never Run Away" starring… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / March 26, 2013

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Increasingly, this is a weird column to write, since the list of things that fall under "music video" parameters includes big-budget extravaganzas, weird little no-money larks, clips of people's kids, stitched-together performance footage, barely-disguised product-placement commercials, and bits of barely-edited stock footage. Since all of these things can be pretty great on their own term… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 22, 2013

Kurt Vile – “Never Run Away”

Well, if this isn't the cutest darn thing I've ever seen. Last night, Kurt Vile debuted his new single "Never Run Away" on the CW network in Philly via infomercial. As he explains in the beginning of the video, they weren't able to pay for a real commercial, so instead Vile just made a video… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / March 21, 2013