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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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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,…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »