Last month we heard “The Creature”, a new cut off Kurt Vile’s So Outta Reach EP, out November 8 through Matador. Today, Vile’s offering up a new, janglier track from the EP called “Life’s a Beach”, via NME. Stream it below.

So Outta Reach will also include a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Downbound Train”. On the day the EP is released, Matador will also put out a deluxe version of the BNM’d Smoke Ring for My Halo, which will include the new EP on a second disc.

[info via Pitchfork]

Kurt Vile – Smoke Ring For My Halo is out now
via Matador/Remote Control
Smoke Ring for My Halo (Bonus Track Version) - Kurt Vile


The Strange Boys return with third album Live Music (as in, living the music), set for release 21 October 2011 via Rough Trade/Remote Control.

Live Music is the follow-up to The Strange Boys and Girls Club (2009) and Be Brave (2010). Half (side A) of Live Music was recorded in April 2011 at the Austin home of producer/Spoon drummer Jim Eno. The second half (side B) was recorded in December 2010 at producer Mike McHugh’s Distillery, the same studio that Be Brave was recorded in.

The core of the band features brothers Ryan Sambol (vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano) and Phillip Sambol (bass), Greg Enlow (guitar) and Mike La Franchi (drums). Jenna Thornhill-DeWitt (Mika Miko) and Tim Presley (White Fence) contributed saxophone and guitar respectively, with both adding vocals on various tracks.

Watch the brand new video for ‘Me And You’, co-directed by Ryan Sambol and Daniel Hill.

The track is also available to download:

[info via Rough Trade]