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Apr 17, 2013

Wakin On A Pretty Daze

Kurt Vile, Wakin’ On A Pretty Daze

And hey! While we’re talking about great records — new Kurt Vile!

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Feb 11, 2013


Yessssssss: new Kurt Vile.

Raining here in Austin for a change. This sounds great

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Nov 23, 2011

Smoke Ring For My Halo

Kurt Vile, “Runner Ups,” off Smoke Ring For My Halo (2011)

"My best friend’s long gone / but I’ve got / runner ups / yeeeah"

Okay, so Smoke Ring was one of those records that wasn’t clicking, but it was because I just wasn’t listening to in the right context—I was trying to listen to it on the bus on ear buds, and that was a bad idea because:

  1. this album will make you fall asleep and/or slit your wrists if you listen to it on the bus
  2. you can’t hear all the beautiful sonic things going on in the recording without a good set of cans or a quiet room

(For bus listening, I recommend something loud and brash—maybe punk rock or this year’s favorite, Rick James’ Street Songs.)

But this record is really great. Listen at home with some whiskey, or while working—someplace warm and quiet.

I really like Kurt Vile. Here’s him performing “Baby’s Arms” on his Take Away Show:

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Slave Ambient

The War On Drugs, “Best Night,” off Slave Ambient (2011)

Read this sentence earlier this morning: “Kurt Vile had such a good 2011 that even the band he left released a great record.”

Oh, indeed!

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