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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 beginning -- the moment that Vile's starry-eyed ebb-and-flow roadtrip-rock hit its stride completely. And now he's announced its follow-up, a new collection called Wakin On A Pretty Daze, set… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 11, 2013

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 slate of t-shirts, this time a set of designs created for Insound by UK artist Dominic Owen. The winner will receive the entire set, which include… More »

By: Corban Goble / April 11, 2012

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 ad-licensing money is one of the few economic things keeping many indie bands afloat. But when it comes to the much-hated Bank Of America, the rules, it seems, change. More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 7, 2011

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 nicely into whatever theme-heavy environment you're trying to create. Whether it's a spare spectralness (Atlas Sound), a haunted heaviness (Crystal Stilts), or just some aggro rap music with a titular… More »

By: Stereogum / October 28, 2011

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. Listen to "Life's A Beach," a breezy, carefree jam comfortably within Vile's wheelhouse. More »

By: Corban Goble / October 6, 2011

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 to anything that would feel right at a beach. So to help to fill the void created by expunging "sunny music" from your daily playlist, and to show solidarity with… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 23, 2011

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, Kurt Vile, Tinawiren, Lykke Li, Best Coast, the Walkmen and dozens of other notables. Elena Morelli was there to magnificently document the epic lineup. There's a peacock in one… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 7, 2011

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 than a Kurt Vile song, but it's pretty pleasant, and maybe a little more clear-sounding than previous efforts. The five songs on the EP were originally birthed from the SmokeMore »

By: Corban Goble / September 6, 2011

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 Vile and his lo-fi rambler buddies Woods. The 7" in question features two more Vile tracks, "Commercial Reject" and "Water Fingers," as well as the Woods tracks "Skull" and "Cold… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 22, 2011

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, Baths, Cut Copy, Deerhunter, How To Dress Well, Kurt Vile, Kylesa, Shabazz Palaces, Superchunk, TV On The Radio, Twin Sister, and Yuck. Sorry, no OFWGKTA. Check out the scene… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 18, 2011

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 addition to having what is arguably the greatest band name of all-time, Philly’s the War On Drugs are one of the most criminally underrated bands currently making music. This might be due to the… More »

By: T. Cole Rachel / July 14, 2011

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 out, ride bikes, BBQ, and tag a brick wall. The love story was shot entirely on a camera phone as part of Windows Phone Me series. Watch the video and… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 6, 2011

Alex Chilton Remembered, One Year After His Death

Alex Chilton passed away one year ago today. Big Star was scheduled to play SXSW in 2010, instead the show became a tribute, with friends and fans playing Chilton’s music and remembering his work. We posted a short obituary at the time, but I thought that a year later we could take a closer… More »

By: jessica / March 17, 2011

Stereogum Monthly Mix: January & February 2011

After a holiday break and an inclemently weathered January, our Monthly Mix series returns with a two-month/one-mix compilation that sets a defiant tone. If not for the year, then for the persistently re-accumulating, gut-checking frost. The key elements (aside from recency and excellence) are electronics and sequence, with a late-mix flip to stringed instruments, before… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 2, 2011

Kurt Vile – “Jesus Fever”

"Jesus Fever" joins "In My Time" on the list of advance listens from Kurt Vile's forthcoming Smoke Ring For My Halo, the Philly songwriter's second LP for Matador. The sedate jangle and strummer also joins "Overnight Religion" and "God Is Saying This To You" in evincing Vile's interest in exploring a thematic spirituality,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 7, 2011

Download Atlas Sound Bedroom Databank Vol. 1 Mixtape

No stranger to giving away his music for free, Bradford Cox has uploaded the 11-song Bedroom Databank Vol. 1 to his all-purpose blog for your downloading pleasure. The songs, recorded between August and November 2010, include his takes on Kurt Vile's "Freak Train" and Bob Dylan & The Band's "This Wheel's On Fire." Check it… More »

By: brandon / November 22, 2010

Kurt Vile – “In My Time”

The casual, scrubbed, and polished "In My Time" ostensibly offers a (mellow) taste of Kurt Vile's forthcoming John Agnello-produced album, due sometimes in 2011. More »

By: brandon / October 20, 2010

ATP NY 2010: Sleep, Sunn, Skinny Dipping

At this point people know what to expect from Kutscher's: The faded Catskills resort's crumbling walls held together by mold, broken everything (we were forced to do our own DIY toilet plumbing, heard about another one that flushed boiling water), that lost-in-time Tammy Faye Makeup Counter. What we didn't expect was the persistent skinny dipping… More »

By: brandon / September 8, 2010

Guided By Voices Reunite For Matador 21st Anniversary Party

Jesus Lizard put on great shows in the '90s. Just as intense, albeit in a different way, were Guided By Voices' acrobatic karate-kicking, beer-swilling collagist epics. It's unclear if Robert Pollard & Co. will have as much energy in 2010 (he will), but regardless, the "classic" '93-'96 lineup's getting back together in Las Vegas for… More »

By: brandon / June 29, 2010

Woodsist Fest @ The Echo & Echoplex, Los Angeles 6/15/10

Over the last few years the Woodsist label's put together an impressive roster : Real Estate, Kurt Vile, Ganglians, and, of course, 'Gum Bowl headliner Woods, whose Jeremy Earl founded the label. Worth celebrating, for sure. Last year they joined with Captured Tracks for a weekend festival in Bushwick, thi… More »

By: jessica / June 16, 2010