‘Wakin On A Pretty Day’ is the first track to be taken from the forthcoming album Wakin On A Pretty Daze, out 5 April via Matador/Remote Control. Click here to download the mp3.
The front cover for Kurt’s new album was painted by Legendary Philadelphia artist ESPO (Steve Powers) check out the video below:
The La Blogotheque crew take Kurt Vile and his band down a small cobble street in Paris to perform ‘Baby’s Arms’ for A Take Away Show:
Kurt Vile will be in Australia very soon. Check all the dates here.
His latest album Smoke Ring For My Halo has been released as a deluxe edition. The album comes with the additional CD EP So Out Of Reach, which features five unheard songs including a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Downbound Train’.
Melbourne & Sydney fans who missed out on Kurt Vile tickets worry no more. Extra shows in each city have been announced. Tickets available from venues now.
KURT VILE AUSTRALIAN TOUR
SATURDAY 3 DECEMBER – THE BAKERY, PERTH
SUNDAY 4 DECEMBER – THE CORNER HOTEL, MELBOURNE – SOLD OUT
MONDAY 5 DECEMBER – NORTHCOTE SOCIAL CLUB, MELBOURNE *new show
TUESDAY 6 DECEMBER – OXFORD ART FACTORY, SYDNEY – SOLD OUT
WEDNESDAY 9 DECEMBER – RED RATTLER THEATRE, SYDNEY *new show
THURSDAY 8 DECEMBER – WOODLAND, BRISBANE
FRI 9 DEC – SUN 11 DEC – MEREDITH MUSIC FESTIVAL
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]
On November 8, Kurt Vile will be releasing a brand-new 6-song EP on the 12″ vinyl and digital formats, entitled So Outta Reach. The EP contains 5 original songs initially recorded during the sessions for Smoke Ring For My Halo but not used for the album.
Kurt Vile_’The Creature’ [mp3]
[info via Matador]
Philadelphia’s Kurt Vile and his band, The Violators are heading to Australia for the very first time as part of the 21st Meredith Music Festival and will also embark on national headline tour.
Kurt Vile might belong to a long lineage of classic American songwriters, but he’s the only one who’s alive and in his prime today. He has been on a slow burn accent since 2008, steadily rising from the American underground through relentless touring and the release of four smashing albums. His latest release Smoke Ring For My Halo perfectly showcases the amazing range of Kurt’s voice.
[info via Mistletone]
KURT VILE & THE VIOLATORS TOUR DATES
SATURDAY 3 DECEMBER
The Bakery, Perth w/ Split Seconds & The Long Lost Brothers
TUESDAY 6 DECEMBER
Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
w/ Royal Headache & Step-Panther
SUNDAY 4 DECEMBER
The Corner Hotel, Melbourne w/ Fabulous Diamonds & Chook Race THURSDAY 8 DECEMBER Woodland, Brisbane w/ Blank Realm
FRIDAY 9 DEC – SUNDAY 11 DECEMBER
Meredith Music Festival