Kurt Vile — at the First Unitarian Church, in Los Angeles, CA on No 21, 2014

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at the First Unitarian Church, in Los Angeles, CA on No 21, 2014

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Album of the Week: John Grant

Love Is Magic Out Now via Partisan and Bella Union

Oct 12, 2018

John Grant released a new album, Love Is Magic, today via Partisan in the U.S. (and Bella Union elsewhere) and it's our Album of the Week. It was a strong week for new albums and the new albums by Kurt Vile and Jaakko Eino Kalevi could've just as easily taken the crown and there are eight runner-ups this week in total.  More

Kurt Vile – Stream the New Album

Bottle It In Out Now via Matador

Oct 12, 2018

Kurt Vile has released a new album, Bottle It In, today via Matador. Now that the album is out, you can stream the whole thing here. More

Oct 10, 2018

Kurt Vile is releasing a new album, Bottle It In, this Friday (October 12) via Matador. Now he has stopped by SiriusXM to cover Tom Petty's "Learning to Fly." He covered it solo on guitar. He also performed his own single "Bassackwards." More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Courtney Barnett, Phosphorescent, Julia Jacklin, and More

Plus Moonface, Thom Yorke, Sharon Van Etten, Kurt Vile, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Oct 05, 2018

This week Sharon Van Etten and Moonface announced new albums and their lead singles both made this week's Songs of the Week list. Joining them are new standalone singles from Julia JacklinJessie Ware, and SOAK, as well as some singles from upcoming albums, and an eight-minute album track. But our #1 this week is a bonus track that probably shouldn't have been cut from an album released earlier this year. More

Kurt Vile Shares Lyric Video for New Song “One Trick Ponies”

Bottle It In Due Out October 12 via Matador

Oct 04, 2018

Kurt Vile is releasing a new album, Bottle It In, on October 12 via Matador. Now he has shared another song from the album, "One Trick Ponies." It was shared via a lyric video that features Vile singing the song out in nature and also in a row boat.  More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Kurt Vile, Villagers, Jaakko Eino Kalevi, Low, and More

Plus Danielson, Jungle, Django Django, Farao, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 14, 2018

We spent the week wondering if Hurricane Florence was going to hit us here at our headquarters in Southwest Virginia. Lucky for us, it seems to have angled further south, and while we may still get some heavy rains and winds in the coming days and week, it likely won't be as devastating to Virginia as feared. More

Sep 10, 2018

Kurt Vile has announced a new album, Bottle It In, and shared a new song from it, the near 10-minute long "Bassackwards," via a lyric video for the song. It includes "Loading Zones," a new song Vile shared in August via an amusing video for it (it was one of our Songs of the Week). The album features Cass McCombs, Kim Gordon, and others. More

11 Best Songs of the Last Two Weeks: Richard Reed Parry, Low, Kurt Vile, Suede, and More

Plus Cat Power, Wild Nothing, Still Corners, Mitski, Madeline Kenney, and a Wrap-up of the Last Two Weeks' Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 17, 2018

We took a break from Songs of the Week last week due to a little vacation by our publishers. So this week we are compiling the best songs of the last two weeks. Hence we couldn't contain the list to our usual Top 10, although we didn't do too badly, only expanding to a Top 11 and a few more honorable mentions than usual.  More

Kurt Vile Shares Video for New Song “Loading Zones,” Announces More Tour Dates

New Single Out Now via Matador; Video Also Stars Actor Kevin Corrigan and Pissed Jeans Frontman Matt Korvette

Aug 16, 2018

Kurt Vile has shared a brand new song, "Loading Zones," via an amusing video for the song. He has also announced some more tour dates. Drew Saracco directed the video, which features Vile evading two parking enforcement officers (played by Pissed Jeans frontman Matt Korvette and film/TV veteran Kevin Corrigan).  More

Kurt Vile Announces November and December Tour Dates

Shows Promoted As Hitting the Campaign Trail

Jun 19, 2018

Full on election season is approaching with midterm elections this fall and Kurt Vile has announced that he's hitting the campaign trail in November and December. In other words, he's announced some tour dates in an amusing way, with endorsements from various venues across the land. He is partnering with PLUS1 to donate one dollar from every ticket sold to the ACLU.  More

Kurt Vile and the Violators Announce Summer Tour Dates

June and July Dates Include Shows in the South and Northeast

Mar 20, 2018

Last fall American singer/songwriter/guitarist Kurt Vile and Australian singer/songwriter/guitarist Courtney Barnett teamed up for a collaborative album, Lotta Sea Lice, which came out last October via Matador, as well as a collaborative fall tour featuring an "all-star band." More

Mar 02, 2018

Australian singer/songwriter/guitarist Courtney Barnett and American singer/songwriter/guitarist Kurt Vile teamed up for a new collaborative album, Lotta Sea Lice, which came out last October via Matador, as well as a collaborative fall tour featuring an "all-star band."  More

Dec 08, 2017

Australian singer/songwriter/guitarist Courtney Barnett and American singer/songwriter/guitarist Kurt Vile have teamed up for a new collaborative albumLotta Sea Lice, which came out in October via Matador, as well as a collaborative fall tour featuring an "all-star band." Now they have stopped by NPR's offices to perform four songs as a Tiny Desk Concert. More

Nov 03, 2017

Last night the duo and band stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform "Over Everything" on the broadcast show (although the restrictions of TV performances means it's a shorter version of the song).  More

Album of the Week: Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile

Lotta Sea Lice Out Now via Matador

Oct 13, 2017

When news first broke that Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett were teaming up for a collaborative project, it was met with an unusually high amount of excitement. The last few years have seen dozens of reunions, team-ups and supergroups in the indie world, some of them good, most of them completely missable; yet even those who know the bare minimum about these two artists could see them for an unnaturally easy pair. More

7 Best Songs of the Week: Little Dragon, Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, and More

Plus Lindstrøm, First Aid Kit, The Weather Station, FAN, Wild Beasts, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 29, 2017

It wasn't the strongest week for truly compelling new tracks, but there was still enough of note to make us rally and put together a decent Songs of the Week post. To help you sort through the multitude of fresh songs released in the last seven days, we have picked the seven best this week had to offer, along with highlighting other notable new tracks shared this week.  More

Sep 26, 2017

Australian singer/songwriter/guitarist Courtney Barnett and American singer/songwriter/guitarist Kurt Vile have teamed up for a new collaborative album, Lotta Sea Lice, which is due out October 13 via Matador, as well as a collaborative fall tour featuring an "all-star band." Now they have shared a video for another song from the album, "Continental Breakfast." The video features footage of Barnett and Vile in their respective homes in their respective countries.  More

Nine Best Songs of the Week: Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, The National, Baxter Dury, and More

Plus Alex Lahey, Jessie Ware, Mathew Dear + Tegan and Sara, Ted Leo, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 01, 2017

What a packed week for great new tracks. We could have easily done a Top 15. Some artists that almost made the cut include A. Savage, Bully, John Maus, Father John Misty (remixed by The Haxan Cloak), Tricky, Wolf Parade, and Zola Jesus.  More

Aug 30, 2017

Australian singer/songwriter/guitarist Courtney Barnett and American singer/songwriter/guitarist Kurt Vile previously announced they were teaming up for a new collaborative album, as well as a collaborative fall tour featuring an "all-star band." More

Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile Announce Collaborative Album and Tour

Fall Tour to Feature an "All-Star Band" with Members of Sleater-Kinney and Warpaint

Jun 07, 2017

Australian singer/songwriter/guitarist Courtney Barnett and American singer/songwriter/guitarist Kurt Vile are teaming up for a new collaborative album, which will be supported by a collaborative fall tour featuring an "all-star band." More

Dec 02, 2016

Kurt Vile's last studio album, b'lieve i'm goin down..., came out last year via Matador. Now he has announced a fresh round of tour dates as well as a New Year's Eve show in Philadelphia.  More

Oct 03, 2016

Hope Sandoval of Mazzy Star and her band The Warm Inventions are releasing a new album, Until the Hunter, on November 4 via Tendril Tales. Previously Sandoval shared the album's first single, "Let Me Get There," which features Kurt Vile. More

Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions Announce New Album, Share Kurt Vile Collaboration

Until the Hunter Due Out November 4 via Tendril Tales, Listen to "Let Me Get There"

Sep 23, 2016

Hope Sandoval of Mazzy Star and her band The Warm Inventions have announced a new album, Until the Hunter, and shared its first single, "Let Me Get There," which features Kurt Vile. Listen to the song below, followed by the album's tracklist and cover art and the single's cover art. More

Apr 27, 2016

Wilco have announced some more tour dates. The June and August dates will include support from Kurt Vile and The Violators, Angel Olsen, William Tyler, Lucinda Williams, and Richard Tyler, depending on the show.  More

Kurt Vile Announces More Tour Dates

b'lieve i'm goin down... Out Now via Matador

Apr 04, 2016

Kurt Vile's last studio album, b'lieve i'm goin down..., came out last September via Matador. Now he has announced a fresh round of tour dates, which are below. They include one June date and then a lot of August shows. Vile recently appeared on HBO's new animated show Animals and there's a clip of that below. More

Mar 23, 2016

Kurt Vile has shaed a new clip  called "Eatin & Goin Nuts, Man," which was taken from Episode 8 of the HBO/Duplass Brothers show "Animals," airing this Friday. In the new episode Vile plays a squirrel that sings a song about nuts to some other squirrels. More

Panorama, New NYC Festival from Coachella Organizers, Announces Inaugural Lineup

LCD Soundsystem, Arcade Fire, and Kendrick Lamar to Headline Three-Day Event in July

Mar 01, 2016

The company behind Coachella, Goldenvoice, are launching a new festival in New York City named Panorama and today the festival's lineup has been announced. Panorama will go down at Randall's Island Park in New York City, from July 22-24. The headliners will be LCD Soundsystem (in their first NYC show since their Madison Square Garden farewell concerts five years ago), Arcade Fire, and Kendrick Lamar. More

Bonnaroo 2016 Lineup Announced: LCD Soundsystem, M83, Tame Impala, CHVRCHES, etc.

Father John Misty, HAIM, Death Cab For Cutie, Kurt Vile, Natalie Prass, Purity Ring, Pearl Jam, and Others

Jan 20, 2016

Bonnaroo have announced their 2016 lineup. The festival goes down in Manchester, Tennessee from June 9-12 and this year, their 15th year, the lineup includes LCD Soundsystem, M83, Tame Impala, CHVRCHES, Father John Misty, HAIM, Death Cab For Cutie, Kurt Vile, Natalie Prass, Purity Ring, Pearl Jam, and many others. More

Sasquatch! 2016 Line-up: The Cure, M83, Florence and the Machine, Sufjan Stevens, and More

Grimes, Wolf Alice, Julia Holter, and others on Memorial Day Weekend (May 27 - 30) in Quincy, Washington

Jan 12, 2016

The Sasquatch! Music Festival has revealed the lineup for their 2016 festival, their 15th year. Once again it will be going down Memorial Day Weekend (May 27 - 30) at the Gorge Amphitheater in Quincy, Washington. It's a stacked lineup, including The Cure, M83, Sufjan Stevens, Grimes, Florence and the Machine, Wolf Alice, Julia Holter, Jamie xx, Caribou, Yeasayer, Savages, Kurt Vile, Mac DeMarco, and others.

Dec 10, 2015

Kurt Vile's new studio album, b'lieve i'm goin down..., came out back in September via Matador. Last night he stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform a track from it, single "Pretty Pimpin." J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. guested. You can watch video of it below, followed by his upcoming tour dates.

Nov 18, 2015

Kurt Vile's new studio album, b'lieve i'm goin down..., came out back in September via Matador. Now he has announced a fresh round of 2016 tour dates, which are below. He also did a performance for La Blogothèque' "Take Away Show," performing on piano "Lost My Head There," and you can watch that below too. More

Under the Radar Announces November/December Issue with EL VY on the Cover

Issue 55 Also Includes Interviews with Julia Holter, Kurt Vile, Neon Indian, Martin Courtney, The Dears, John Grant, Bruce Campbell on Ash vs Evil Dead, the Cast of Back to the Future, and More

Nov 13, 2015

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of the November/December 2015 issue, which is available digitally now (via the magazine apps Zinio and Readly), has shipped out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon. It will also soon be available digitally via Under the Radar's app, as well as Readbug and Kindle. The issue features EL VY (Matt Berninger of The National and Brent Knopf of Menomena and Ramona Falls) on the cover.  More

Sep 25, 2015

Kurt Vile's new studio album, b'lieve i'm goin down..., is out today via Matador. On the eve of its release Vile stopped by Conan last night to perform "Pretty Pimpin'." More

Stream the New Album by Kurt Vile, “b’lieve i’m goin down…,” in Full

b'lieve i'm goin down... Due Out September 25 via Matador

Sep 21, 2015

Kurt Vile's new studio album, b'lieve i'm goin down..., is due out this Friday (September 25) via Matador. Now you can stream the whole thing below. Vile premiered a stream of the record this morning on the websites of four different independent radio stations: Philadelphia's WXPN, New York's WFUV, Minneapolis' KCMP (aka The Current), and Seattle's KEXP, as well the streaming player below being posted on the websites for Kurt Vile and Matador. More

Watch Kurt Vile Get Animated in Trippy “Life Like This” Video

b'lieve i'm goin down... Due Out September 25 via Matador

Sep 10, 2015

The video for Kurt Vile's "Life Like This" starts out like a fairly standard clip, with the singer/guitarist performing the song in the studio. But soon bits of animation start creeping into the frame until Vile is fully animated. The things get really trippy. Adam Avilla directed and animated the clip. More

Kurt Vile Shares New Album Trailer Featuring Snippets of New Songs

b'lieve i'm goin down... Due Out September 25 via Matador

Aug 27, 2015

Kurt Vile will be releasing a new studio albumb'lieve i'm goin down..., on September 25 via Matador. Vile has already shared the video for the album's first single, "Pretty Pimpin.'" More

Kurt Vile Announces New Album Details and Shares “Pretty Pimpin’” Video

b'lieve i'm goin down... Due Out September 25 via Matador

Jul 21, 2015

Last month Kurt Vile announced that he'd be releasing a new studio album, b'lieve i'm goin down..., this fall via Matador. But at the time no release date, tracklist, cover art, or new music was shared, just a quick in-the-studio video. More

Kurt Vile Announces New Album and Fall Tour, Shares In-the-Studio Video

b'lieve i'm goin down Due Out This Fall via Matador

Jun 15, 2015

Kurt Vile has announced that he'll be releasing a new studio album, b'lieve i'm goin down, this fall via Matador. He's also shared a brief in-the-studio video and announced a fall tour. More

Check Out Photos of Kurt Vile in Los Angeles

Nov 21 as Part Of Rd Bull’s 30 Days in LA Series

Nov 27, 2014

On Nov 21, Kurt Vile performed at Los Angeles’ First Unitarian Church as part of Red Bull’s 30 Days in LA series. More

Jun 30, 2014

The cover art of Kurt Vile's 2013 album Wakin on a Pretty Daze features a giant mural in the songwriter's hometown of Philadelphia, created by artist Steve "ESPO" Powers. More

Listen: Kurt Vile - “Feel My Pain”

Featured on Wakin on a Pretty Daze Deluxe Edition

Oct 21, 2013

On Nov. 19 songwriter Kurt Vile will release Deluxe Daze (Post Haze), a deluxe edition of his most recent LP Wakin on a Pretty Daze. More

Listen: Kurt Vile & Sore Eros - “Serum”

On Forthcoming EP Jamaica Plain

Oct 08, 2013

Next month singer/songwriter Kurt Vile will release a trio of songs recorded with his longtime friend Robert Robinson, a.k.a. Sore Eros. More

Kurt Vile Announces More Fall Tour Dates

Wakin on a Pretty Daze out now

Jul 11, 2013

Kurt Vile has announced some fall tour dates supporting his recent album Wakin on a Pretty Daze. He will appear in cities across the USA and Canada before numerous European appearances in December.  More

Jun 06, 2013

Kurt Vile is king for the day in the video for Wakin on a Pretty Daze cut, “KV Crimes.”  More

Apr 01, 2013

Next week on April 9 Kurt Vile will release his fifth studio album Wakin On A Pretty Daze. More

Kurt Vile to Hold Parade in Philly

Happening This Saturday

Mar 26, 2013

In two weeks Kurt Vile will release his latest full-length album Walkin on a Pretty Daze. More

Watch/Listen: Kurt Vile - “Never Run Away”

Single Version Off New Album Wakin on a Pretty Daze

Mar 22, 2013

When you think about Kurt Vile the first thing that pops in your head probably isn't, "That guy looks like a dad." More

Kurt Vile Details New Album “Wakin on a Pretty Daze”

Listen to Opening Track "Wakin on a Pretty Day"

Feb 11, 2013

Kurt Vile come forth with the official details of his upcoming new album Wakin on a Pretty Daze. More

Kurt Vile to Release New Album

Wakin On A Pretty Daze Out This April

Jan 23, 2013

Kurt Vile will release a new album titled Wakin On A Pretty Daze this coming April. More

Kurt Vile Announces Tour

Joined By Black Bananas

Mar 12, 2012

Kurt Vile has announced a string of North American and European tour dates starting this month. More

Listen: “Life’s a Beach” by Kurt Vile

New EP So Outta Reach Due November 8

Oct 06, 2011

Kurt Vile’s new EP So Outta Reach streets November 8 via Matador. But as of today, fans can stream the second single, “Life’s a Beach.”  More

Sep 19, 2011

Check out photos from Day One of ACL Music Festival 2011 in Austin, TX including Big Boi, Bright Eyes, Fools Gold, Foster the People, Futurebirds, James Blake, Kanye West, Kurt Vile, Mavis Staples, Santigold, Smith Westerns and Wild Beasts. We sent photographer Robert Redfield down to capture the action. More

Kurt Vile Announces Tour Dates

Supports Bright Eyes/Flaming Lips.

Aug 17, 2011

Kurt Vile is hitting the road. We have the dates.  More

Artists Participate in Japan Benefit Compilations

Love is All, Casiokids, Ariel Pink, Chairlift and More

Jul 29, 2011

There’s a whole lotta music going on to benefit Japan. Two major complations were announced today featuring (among others): Love is All, Casiokids, Ariel Pink, Chairlift, Deerhoof and more. We have the detials.  More

Feb 28, 2011

Preview the singer-songwriter's latest hazy recordings courtesy of NPR. We have the details. More

Matador Records’ 21st Birthday Party in Vegas to Feature Guided By Voices Original Lineup

Other “Attendees” Include Pavement, Sonic Youth, Bell & Sebastian, and Cat Power

Jun 30, 2010

In the grand tradition of 21-year-olds everywhere, Matador Records is heading to Las Vegas to celebrate their 21st birthday October 1-3rd.  We have the impressive birthday concert lineup.  More

Woodsist Announces June 12 & 15 Mini Fests in Big Sur & LA

Welcome Woods, Real Estate, Kurt Vile, Abe Vigoda, The Fresh & Onlys, All Saints Day (Cat Power/Vivian Girls supergroup)

Apr 27, 2010

Warwick, NY's indie imprint, Woodsist, is bringing its rays of lo-fi folk-pop to the West Coast this June. Fans of Real Estate, L.A.'s Abe Vigoda, Woods (helmed by Woodsist leader Jeremy Earl), Kurt Vile, and The Fresh & Onlys can pick from a one-two punch of miniature California festivals. More

Los Angeles’ Fuck Yeah Fest Announces 2009 Lineup

WAVVES, The Thermals, The Black Lips, No Age, Kurt Vile, Har Mar Superstar, and More

Aug 04, 2009

Six years in, the festival now has a single designated location and a lineup with oomph. FYF 2009 will take place in the Los Angeles Historic State Park on September 5th, and tickets are already on sale. Lineup includes: Lightning Bolt, Black Lips, Tim and Eric (comedy duo from Adult Swim), Fucked Up, Glass Candy, WAVVES, Times New Viking, No Age, Crystal Antlers, Cold Cave, The Thermals, Japanther, Kurt Vile, Darker My Love. and others. More


Interviews

Dec 08, 2017

A strange sort of math seems to underlie the chemistry of creativity. Any time two great artists are added to each other in equal measures, the product of their union almost always yields something less than what either of them could create on their own.  More

Kurt Vile

Believing is Art

Jan 25, 2016

Kurt Vile's sixth full-length album, b'lieve i'm goin' down, is rife with songs about hard-living drifters, informed by the works of authors ranging from Flannery O'Connor to Cormac McCarthy. Yet Vile, particularly enthralled by McCarthy's Blood Meridian, couldn't manage to read the latter's most famous work, The Road, primarily due to its subject manner dealing explicitly with a young boy's travails with his father through the apocalypse. More


Reviews

Bottle It In

Bottle It In

Matador

Oct 12, 2018

Kurt Vile's latest album, Bottle It In, stretches across a long-winded 79 minutes. An album of such length would typically meet a great deal of criticisms, a drawn-out and wearisome divergence of windows-down freeway rock: this is Vile's forte, though, and his musters and oddball sentences are revered and cherished, his vocal presence undemanding but completely addictive. More

b’lieve i’m goin down…

b’lieve i’m goin down…

Matador

Sep 25, 2015

Smoke Ring for My Halo remains a lasting statement of purpose and Wakin on a Pretty Daze was a massively generous comfort blanket of an album, but with b'lieve i'm goin down...Kurt Vile finally has gotten down to the essence of what he's been searching for since the beginning.  More

Wakin on a Pretty Daze

Wakin on a Pretty Daze

Matador

May 15, 2013

On Wakin on a Pretty Daze, the tension between self-consciousness and bliss permeates every aspect of every song. More