Kurt vile- Childish Prodigy.
Constant HitmakerGulcher Records #ad - Kurt has shared bills-as well as wiped the floor-with the likes of Blues Control, Pink Reason, Times New Viking, Magik Markers, Clock Cleaner, to name a few. In other words, a real globe trotter. Kurt vile is the nom de plume of philadelphian kurt vile ! whose shimmering home recordings reflect the artists admiration of everything from delta blues to the minimalist agro of Suicide, the downer psyche of 39 Clocks as well as the skiffle hum of Strapping Fieldhands.
Bottle It InMatador Records #ad - I would record in between all that stuff. As vile prepares for another round of lengthy tours and countless shows, these songs should prove good company, reminders of the love and responsibility he has toward those he leaves at home and those he meets along the way. If vile has become something of a rock guitar god—a mantle he would dismiss out of humility but also out of a desire to keep getting better, to continue absorbing new music, new sounds, new ideas—it’s due to his precise, witty playing style, which turns every riff and rhythm into points on a map and takes the scenic route from one to the next.
That makes the sentiments resonate more strongly and lends Bottle It In an emotional weight. He revels in the minutiae of the music—not simply incorporating new instruments but emphasizing how they interact with his guitar and voice, how the glockenspiel evokes cirrocumulus clouds on “Hysteria, ” how Kim Gordon’s “acoustic guitar distortion” her term engulfs everything at the end of “Mutinies, ” how the banjo curls around his guitar lines and backing vocals from Lucius to lend a high-lonesome aura to “Come Again.
Bottle It In #ad - These journeys took vile more than two years to navigate, 000 people in quebec, recorded a duets album with Australian singer-songwriter-guitarist Courtney Barnett, hung out with friends, famously became a clue on Jeopardy, during which time he toured behind his breakout 2015 album b’lieve I’m goin’ down, opened for Neil Young in front of 90, took vacations with his wife and daughters.
Every song, circuitous melodic avenues, becomes a journey unto itself, whether it’s a concise and catchy pop composition or a sprawling guitar epic, taking unexpected detours, or open-highway solos. My family would meet me in the middle of America, and we’d go on a road trip somewhere. It’s like that moment on the airplane, ” Vile says, “when you’re on your way somewhere and you have that burst of panic.
Smoke Ring For My HaloMatador Records 15977729 #ad - Ranging from the tender breezy folk in "jesus fever" to the tuff urban guitar riff of "Puppet To The Man, " Vile's distinctive Philly-accented vocal ties together a sweeping & evocative project - a true American psychedelic folk album. Kurt vile- smoke Ring For My Halo. Philadelphia singer/songwriter kurT VILE returns with his second proper album 2008's Childish Prodigy was a compendium of sorts.
Kurt vile- Bottle It In. Smoke ring for My Halo is a gorgeously layered record.
Wakin On A Pretty DazeMatador Records 26361263 #ad - Beautifully produced by john Agnello, beatific, the record is filled with hazy, swooning guitar lines and dreamy, and occasionally sardonic vocals. Kurt vile- smoke Ring For My Halo. Kurt vile- Bottle It In. Kurt vile- wakin On A Pretty Daze. Kurt vile is slowly, quietly becoming one of the great American guitarists and songwriters of our time.
This 69-minute double album is comprised of sweeping, expansive songs that are both very intimate and conversational. Wakin on a pretty daze is a timeless record that would have sounded great 30 years ago, sounds great today, and will still sound great in another 30 years' from now. It is summed up by the staggeringly gorgeous 9-minute opener.
b'lieve i'm goin down...Matador Records 35218268 #ad - Recorded and mixed in a number of locations, including Los Angeles and Joshua Tree, b’lieve I’m goin’ down. I really wanted it to sound like it’s on my couch -- not in a lo-fi way, just more unguarded and vulnerable. It’s a weird, adult, accepting, mature record, musician, acknowledging the inherent immaturity of being a person whether father, partner, husband, not perfect, but compelling for its understanding … that’s life though so sad to say… — Kim Gordon Kurt vile- Bottle It In.
b'lieve i'm goin down... #ad - Kurt vile does his own myth making; a boy/man with an old soul voice in the age of digital everything becoming something else, which is why this focused, brilliantly clear and seemingly candid record is a breath of fresh air. Kurt vile- smoke Ring For My Halo. Kurt vile- b'lieve I'm Goin Down. Is a handshake across the country, east to west coast, thru the dustbowl history “valley of ashes” of woody honest strait forward talk guthrie, and a cali canyon dead still nite floating in a nearly waterless landscape.
Kurt vile- wakin On A Pretty Daze. The record is all air, bodyless, but grounded in convincing authenticity, weightless, in the best version of singer songwriter upcycling. In kurt’s words, “i wanted to get back into the habit of writing a sad song on my couch, with nobody waiting on me.
Lotta Sea LiceMatador Records #ad - Harmonies and guitarmonies galore. Kurt vile- Bottle It In. I love working with Courtney, the collaboration was laid back with less pressure. Kurt vile: we ran into each other on the road in various continents and talked about the recordings. Kurt vile- b'lieve I'm Goin Down. Courtney barnett: now we finished the album, we dreamt up an amazing band which we’ve called THE SEA LICE inspired by a Stella Mozgawa beach-side-story and me n Kurt will be standing there out front with our guitars singing songs together.
Lotta sea lice is the result of 8 days in the studio spread over almost 15 months when Courtney and Kurt’s respective touring schedules allowed for them to be in the same place at the same time. Courtney barnett & Kurt Vile- Lotta Sea Lice. Songs from this album we did, a handful of our own songs from previous albums, maybe some old folk songs n what not.
Lotta Sea Lice #ad - . Kurt vile- wakin On A Pretty Daze. Kurt vile- smoke Ring For My Halo. I guess it wasn’t till i had another tour booked for the following summer in Australia that we thought we should record as much as we can, no major goal to make it a full length but it came together that way because the vibe was so strong.
Ode To JoydBpm Records #ad - Ode To Joy #ad - The album features 11 new songs written and produced by Jeff Tweedy and recorded by Wilco at the bands' own Chicago studio dubbed The Loft. Ode to joy - the 11th studio album from the pioneering Chicago rock band Wilco - will be released Oct. Kurt vile- b'lieve I'm Goin Down. Kurt vile- smoke Ring For My Halo.
Courtney barnett & Kurt Vile- Lotta Sea Lice. Wilco- Ode to Joy. 4 via dBpm Records. Kurt vile- wakin On A Pretty Daze. Kurt vile- Bottle It In.
Tell Me How You Really FeelMom & Pop Music #ad - Courtney barnett & Kurt Vile- Lotta Sea Lice. The grammy and brit nominated Courtney Barnett returns with her second album - Tell Me How You Really Feel. Kurt vile- smoke Ring For My Halo. Wilco- Ode to Joy. Kurt vile- b'lieve I'm Goin Down. Kurt vile- wakin On A Pretty Daze. Kurt vile- Bottle It In. One of the most distinctive voices in music, courtney is known for mixing witty observations with unflinching self-assessment - fast forward to now and although all of the cleaver turns of phrase and an eye for story telling are still there; this new collection of songs see a more serious and outwardly tone capturing the current social landscape yet still retaining moments of intimacy and warmth.
Courtney barnett- Tell Me How You Really Feel. As the world becomes more familiar with Courtney Barnett these songs feel comforting and emphatic yet that raw energy and the ability to make the listener think still remain. It follows her critically acclaimed 2015 debut album sometimes I Sit And Think And Sometimes I Just Sit, and a recent top 10 collaborative record, 'Lotta Sea Lice', with Kurt Vile.
Down The Road WhereverBlue Note #ad - Kurt vile- smoke Ring For My Halo. Kurt vile- Bottle It In. Kurt vile- b'lieve I'm Goin Down. Kurt vile- wakin On A Pretty Daze. Shrink-wrapped. Courtney barnett- Tell Me How You Really Feel. Mark has a poet’s eye for telling details that infuse his songs with his unique psychogeography – ‘where the Delta meets the Tyne’ as he describes it – and his warm Geordie vocal tone and his deft, richly melodic guitar playing are as breathtaking and thrilling as ever.
Courtney barnett & Kurt Vile- Lotta Sea Lice. Wilco- Ode to Joy. Mark knopfler’s ninth solo studio album ‘down the road wherever’ features unhurriedly elegant new songs inspired by a wide range of subjects, including his early days in Deptford with Dire Straits, a stray football fan lost in a strange town, and the compulsion of a musician hitching home through the snow.