Friday, February 27, 2009

mp3: Kurt Vile

"Before They Walk Away"
(photo by yapsnaps)
Kurt Vile makes drowsy folk with synthetic accents reminiscent of waking up in the middle of the night in a NyQuil haze, Christmas lights blurry in your foggy eyes. That in mind, it makes perfect sense that Vile is a friend and collaborator of fellow Philadelphian Adam Granduciel of The War on Drugs, who lends his talent to Vile's project, playing such luminary instruments as "memory man gtrs, take-the-edge-off effects and sweet loops." (Vile also plays on The War on Drug's phenomenal Wagonwheel Blues.) One listen to Vile's weary folk, which at points feels not so far away from Mexican Summer label mate and Dylan acolyte The Tallest Man on Earth, while also channeling the bedroom stoner folk Lou Barlow churned out in the 90's with Sebadoh, and it's clear he knows his psychedelic American music history quite well. Mexican Summer will release Kurt Vile's God Is Saying This to You, a collection of "tracks from Overnite KV, a tour-only CDR made in conjunction with a European tour of Kurt's other project (The War on Drugs), along with a handful of extra tracks recorded specifically for this release", on 12" vinyl in March. I'd go ahead and pre-order here while the gettings good.

WFMU is hosting a few cuts Vile laid down in Jersey City this summer, here.

Raven Sings The Blues has a few choice cuts from Vile's recent tour-only ep, here.

Kurt Vile- Breathing Away
Kurt Vile- Slow Talkers

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