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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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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…
Tom Breihan | May 2, 2013 - 12:27 pm

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 o…
Tom Breihan | April 9, 2013 - 3:34 pm

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…
Tom Breihan | April 1, 2013 - 10:34 am

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,…
Amrit Singh | March 29, 2013 - 2:19 pm

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…
Claire Lobenfeld | March 26, 2013 - 3:03 pm

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…
Tom Breihan | March 22, 2013 - 1:00 pm

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…
Claire Lobenfeld | March 21, 2013 - 2:42 pm

Progress Report: Kurt Vile

Kurt Vile will release his new album, Wakin On A Pretty Daze, in April … much to the delight of folks like myself who have…
T. Cole Rachel | February 26, 2013 - 3:11 pm

Kurt Vile – “Wakin On A Pretty Day”

He'd already released three relatively lo-fi solo albums, but stoned Philly strummer Kurt Vile's 2011 album Smoke Rings For My Halo felt like a new…
Tom Breihan | February 11, 2013 - 10:24 am

Win 4 Insound Exclusive Band T-Shirts (Cloud Nothings, Black Lips, Das Racist, Kurt Vile)

Last year, we gave a batch of t-shirts away from Insound’s Delicious Design League project, and this year, we’re doing the same with a new…
Corban Goble | April 11, 2012 - 9:49 am

A Trip Through The Kurt Vile/Bank Of America Controversy

This isn't the '90s, and these days no indie bands are getting cards pulled for licensing songs to advertisers. In fact, it's generally accepted that…
Tom Breihan | November 7, 2011 - 5:15 pm

Stereogum’s Monthly Mix: October 2011

Alright, y'all know what time it is. It's the Halloweekend, and today we've got some of the best tracks from the last month that fit…
Stereogum | October 28, 2011 - 5:20 pm

Kurt Vile – “Life’s A Beach”

Kurt Vile recently put out a track from his forthcoming EP So Outta Reach called "The Creature," and today another track from that release surfaced.
Corban Goble | October 6, 2011 - 1:52 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: September 2011

Save a bit of humidity, it is an undeniably autumnal day in NYC. It's gray, it is wet, and it feels positively gauche to jam…
Amrit Singh | September 23, 2011 - 6:03 pm

End Of The Road Festival 2011 In Photos

Last week, the UK’s Larmer Tree Gardens hosted a hilariously deep bill for the End Of The Road Festival, a lineup that featured Joanna Newsom,…
Corban Goble | September 7, 2011 - 10:39 am

Kurt Vile – “The Creature”

Earlier today, Kurt Vile put out a new song from his just-announced EP, So Outta Reach. You won't exactly mistake this track for something other…
Corban Goble | September 6, 2011 - 3:05 pm

Kurt Vile – “In/Out Blues”

"In/Out Blues" is a woozy new acoustic jam from Philly space cadet Kurt Vile, and it shows up on a new tour-only split 7" from…
Tom Breihan | August 22, 2011 - 1:30 pm

Pitchfork Festival 2011: Sunday Recap

Pitchfork Fest’s final day was a scorcher. We’re still recovering, but our tireless photog Graeme Flegenheimer braved the heat to deliver pics of Ariel Pink,…
Scott Lapatine | July 18, 2011 - 10:54 am

Progress Report: The War On Drugs

NAME: The War On Drugs PROGRESS REPORT: Adam Granduciel discusses Slave Ambient, his band's first full-length in nearly four years. In additio…
T. Cole Rachel | July 14, 2011 - 9:59 am

Kurt Vile – “Baby’s Arms” Video

For Kurt Vile's "Baby's Arms" video fashion photographer Todd Cole followed a day in the life of a young couple in East LA. They make…
Scott Lapatine | July 6, 2011 - 11:55 am