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2017 In Review

The 50 Best Music Videos Of 2017

In this space in past years, I've usually written about which music-video directors had the best years. It's a variation of the auteur theory, as…
Tom Breihan | December 18, 2017 - 11:23 am

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile Lotta Sea Lice

A working theory: Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile recorded a whole album together mostly just so they'd have an excuse to hang out. It's hard…
Tom Breihan | October 10, 2017 - 12:03 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

It's not on this list, but "Hi Bish" -- the new video from Bhad Bhabie, née Danielle Bregoli, née "Cash Me Ousside" girl -- fucking…
Tom Breihan | September 29, 2017 - 12:07 pm

More Kurt Vile stories

Kurt Vile’s Brother “Jelloman” Gets A Documentary

Kurt Vile's brother Paul is known around Philadelphia as "Jelloman," an urban legend-sounding name coined in conjunction with his habit of making Jell-O shots and…
James Rettig | June 18, 2018 - 5:18 pm

Political Yard Signs Tease New Kurt Vile Album

Kurt Vile hasn't released a proper solo album since 2015's idiosyncratically punctuated and truly awesome b'lieve i'm goin down, but he did team up with…
Chris DeVille | April 23, 2018 - 2:34 pm

Watch Yo La Tengo & Kurt Vile Cover The Cure In Philadelphia

New Jersey indie-rock royalty Yo La Tengo recently kicked off a tour in support of their very pretty new album There's A Riot Going On.
Peter Helman | April 8, 2018 - 11:03 am

Tinariwen – “Nànnuflày” (Feat. Kurt Vile & Mark Lanegan) Video

Tinariwen released their latest album, Elwan, early last year. And now the Tuareg desert blues masters are back with a new animated music video for…
Peter Helman | March 17, 2018 - 11:00 am

Watch Kurt Vile Play Carrie Brownstein’s Roadie On Portlandia

Portlandia's final season is currently airing, and Kurt Vile recently appeared during one of the skits, as promised. His cameo was pretty brief: He played…
James Rettig | March 9, 2018 - 11:36 am

Watch The Friends Of Wonder Documentary, Featuring Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile

Friends Of Wonder is a documentary about the Loew's Theatre in Jersey City, told through the framework of Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile's performance there…
James Rettig | March 2, 2018 - 10:39 am

Watch Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile’s Shaggy, Charming Tiny Desk Concert

Earlier this year, festival-circuit guitar-hero buddies Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile got together to release the loose, dazed, winning collaborative album Lotta Sea Lice. And…
Tom Breihan | December 8, 2017 - 9:33 am

Watch Animal Collective, Kurt Vile, & More Perform The Velvet Underground & Nico With John Cale

The Velvet Underground's seminal debut The Velvet Underground & Nico turned 50 this year, and to celebrate, former VU member John Cale is hosting two
Gabriela Tully Claymore | November 17, 2017 - 1:05 pm

Watch Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile Play A Couple Of Songs On Colbert

Last month, Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile got together to release the dazed, casual, delightful collaborative album Lotta Sea Lice. Barnett and Vile are touring…
Tom Breihan | November 3, 2017 - 9:45 am

Stream Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile Lotta Sea Lice

Despite geographical distance, the partnership of Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett always made a ton of sense. Here are two indie darlings regularly praised for…
Ryan Leas | October 13, 2017 - 12:06 am

Watch Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile Play Two Songs On KCRW

Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile's Lotta Sea Lice is our reigning Album Of The Week, and today, both of them made their live radio debut…
Peter Helman | October 10, 2017 - 9:32 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

It's not on this list, but "Hi Bish" -- the new video from Bhad Bhabie, née Danielle Bregoli, née "Cash Me Ousside" girl -- fucking…
Tom Breihan | September 29, 2017 - 12:07 pm

Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile – “Continental Breakfast” Video

In a few weeks, the shambling master songwriters Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett will release their new collaborative album Lotta Sea Lice. And after dropping…
Tom Breihan | September 26, 2017 - 10:12 am
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