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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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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…
Miles Bowe | August 12, 2013 - 1:03 pm

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…
Stereogum | August 5, 2013 - 1:28 pm

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.
Liz Pelly | August 4, 2013 - 4:17 pm

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,…
Amrit Singh | July 3, 2013 - 2:09 pm

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…
Tom Breihan | June 7, 2013 - 3:49 pm

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…
Tom Breihan | June 6, 2013 - 10:57 am

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…
Liz Pelly | May 18, 2013 - 1:06 pm

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
Tom Breihan | May 3, 2013 - 10:42 am

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"…
Miles Bowe | May 2, 2013 - 4:11 pm

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 on…
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