Stoner lullaby “Invisibility: Nonexistent” comes from Kurt Vile’s upcoming Square Shells EP. Across its seven minutes and change, it floats to very different spaces: The track opens with a drum machine, distorted guitar drones, cleaner strums, and Kurt Vile’s spacey, almost awkward vocal intonations before it blasts off (gently) into an extended undulating instrumental. I hear some Spaceman 3 in there, but Vile keeps lacing it with bits of American blues-rock to keep things earthy.
Square Shells is out 5/25 as a 12″/digital EP via Matador. Vile & his Violators are at work on a Fall 2010 followup to Childish Prodigy. Here are some shows … There’ll be more September.
06/05 – Seattle, WA @ High Dive #
06/06 – Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo #
06/07 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir #
06/18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool %
# w/ the Sadies
% w/ The Mad Scene