Tag Archives: Kurt Vile

Tuesday Music News

It’s been three years since we’ve heard new music from Gregg Gillis, better know by his stage name Girl Talk and the wait will soon be over. He has enlisted the help of rapper Freeway for the upcoming album, Broken Ankles, which will feature Gillis’ signature mash-up style. The two of them announced their collaborationRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Kurt Vile does a surprising cover of “Down In It” by Nine Inch Nails for A.V. Club – while the pairing seems totally odd the result actually works well as a Vile/Reznor hybrid. Where Reznor’s original felt like a something from a 90s action sci-fi movie, Vile’s take is fuzzier and has a slightly psychedelicRead more…

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Live Video: Kurt Vile

As far as guitarists who have stopped by KEXP recently go, Kurt Vile is the most-laid back of the bunch, letting his gauzy guitar playing do the talking as he hides behind his now-trademark long, brown hair. (In fact, one of the few points in the video where you can actually see his face isRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis made an appearance on The Colbert Report last night to play “Same Love” and also dish on various questions about their independent release of The Heist, the music biz, fame, and how hip-hop is evolving from its misogynistic and homophobic past. Colbert asks the poignant question “Old rap people say thingsRead more…

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Out This Week 4/9

To call James Blake‘s second LP “greatly anticipated” may be a bit of an overstatement, but only because it’s been hardly two months that we’ve even known that a new album would be available some time this year. Despite the short time to process the news, fans certainly were eager to hear what the angelicallyRead more…

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Thursday Music News

While the official website remains mum about Lollapalooza 2013 lineup confirmations, rumors and confirmations as to who will play the Chicago music festival are popping up every day. But now the artists have started confirming appearances themselves, and it looks like the headliners this year will be The Postal Service, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, and TheRead more…

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Pickathon 2013 Announces Dates and Lineup

Now in its 15th year, Oregon music festival Pickathon has announced its lineup, dates and location for 2013 — and it’s one of their best lineups yet! On August 2-4 at the Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, OR, the festival will host Feist, Andrew Bird, Divine Fits, The Devil Makes Three, Sharon Van Etten, KurtRead more…

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Thursday Music News

photo by Jesse Trbovich. art by Steve Powers.

Kurt Vile is commemorating his upcoming album┬áby commissioning a mural in his hometown of Philadelphia. Violators guitarist Jesse Trbovich posted a photo of Steve Powers’ mural on Facebook yesterday and confirmed that Wakin’ on a Pretty Daze is, in fact, the title of the record. When asked if Vile was trying to upstage the RockyRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Is Paul McCartney to play with the remaining members of Nirvana? In a media frenzy set off by British paper The Sun the facts have become a bit obscured, but the chance that the Beatle will play with Grohl and Novoselic at a Hurricane Sandy benefit tonight at Madison Square Garden has not been ruledRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

The Drums‘ frontman Jonny Pierce has dropped a video for “I Didn’t Realise”, which will be released early next year on his first album as a solo artist (title and exact release date are still unknown). The pop song is, as you might expect when a member of a band goes solo, more electronic thanRead more…

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