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Kurt Vile

Philadelphia songwriter Kurt Vile was already recording himself at home by age 14, shortly after his bluegrass-loving father purchased him a banjo to encourage his youthful creativity. By age 17, Vile was self-releasing cassettes of his home recordings, which in the earliest days were strongly influenced by the raw slacker pop of the Drag City roster. He would continue to record prolifically, releasing cassettes and CD-Rs of his solo material while holding down a day job as a forklift operator.

After a brief move to Boston, Vile returned to Philadelphia in 2003 and began collaborating with singer/guitarist Adam Granduciel, and by 2005 their duo the War on Drugs was morphing from its nebulous beginnings into a fully realized band, growing to include more members, release albums, and tour to critical acclaim and larger audience. By 2008 Vile was splitting his time between the War on Drugs and his solo material, with his album Constant Hitmaker seeing release around the same time as tWoD's breakthrough full-length, Wagonwheel Blues. As tWoD's fame grew, Vile decided to leave the band, predicting their increased profile and expansive touring schedule would ultimately waylay his solo career.

Amicably parting with the band, but often still sharing members as backup musicians for his own shows, Vile concentrated on his own thing and released a steady stream of strong and increasingly more adoringly received albums. A 2009 reissue of Constant Hitmaker on the tastemaking Woodsist label got the ball rolling, and was followed shortly by God Is Saying This to You..., a collection of older tracks from CD-Rs as well as various EP releases. Childish Prodigy arrived in 2009 and marked Vile's most produced work to date. The lo-fi production and jagged drum-machine rhythms of his earlier self-released fare were replaced in part by fuzzy live instrumentation and songwriting that leaned both on his Drag City-emulating roots as well as the influence of Dinosaur Jr.'s guitar tone wizardry and Bruce Springsteen's blue-collar rock sentiments. The record drew favorable press and respectable sales, and buzz grew for Vile as he continued to tour.

By 2011 he had signed to Matador for the release of his more subdued fourth full-length, Smoke Ring for My Halo. This was Vile's best-received work yet, charting on Billboard and meeting with across-the-board critical praise. Ever prolific, Vile released the So Outta Reach companion EP; appeared as a guest on his former band the War on Drugs' second album, Slave Ambient; and toured ceaselessly in the wake of his ever-growing success. A fifth album, Wakin on a Pretty Daze, was released in 2013. Shortly following this relatively polished and well-produced release, the Jamaica Plain EP surfaced, a vinyl-only 10" release of early-2000s collaborative recordings by Vile and Sore Eros. Wakin on a Pretty Daze turned into a breakthrough for Vile, with its strong reviews and positive word of mouth helping to turn the album into a steady seller; it wound up peaking at 47 on Billboard's Top 200 and 41 in the U.K. Vile returned in the fall of 2015 with the hotly anticipated B'lieve I'm Goin Down.... ~ Fred Thomas
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Deluxe Daze (Post Haze)

Disc 1

1. Wakin On A Pretty Day

2. KV Crimes

3. Was All Talk

4. Girl Called Alex

5. Never Run Away

7. Too Hard

8. Shame Chamber

9. Snowflakes Are Dancing

10. Air Bud

11. Goldtone

Disc 2

1. Never Run Away (String Synth)

2. NRA Reprise

3. Feel My Pain

4. Snowflakes Extended

5. Wedding Budz

6. The Ghost Of Freddie Roach

7. (Reprise Reprise)

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Track List: Wakin On A Pretty Daze

1. Wakin On A Pretty Day

2. KV Crimes

3. Was All Talk

4. Girl Called Alex

5. Never Run Away

6. Pure Pain

7. Too Hard

8. Shame Chamber

9. Snowflakes Are Dancing

10. Air Bud

11. Goldtone

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Track List: Smoke Ring For My Halo

1. Baby's Arms

2. Jesus Fever

3. Puppet To The Man

4. On Tour

5. Society Is My Friend

6. Runner Ups

7. In My Time

8. Peeping Tomboy

9. Smoke Ring For My Halo

10. Ghost Town

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Track List: Childish Prodigy

1. Hunchback

2. Dead Alive

4. Freak Train

5. Blackberry Song

6. Monkey

7. Heart Attack

8. Amplifier

9. Inside Looking Out

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Track List: God Is Saying This To You...

1. God Is Saying This To You

2. My Sympathy

3. Red Apples

4. Beach On The Moon (Recycled Lyrics)

5. Can't Come

6. Overnite KV

7. Prom King

8. My Best Friends (Don't Even Pass This)

9. White Riffs

10. Song For John In D

11. Doctor Orgatron

12. Frip Job

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Track List: Constant Hitmaker

1. Freeway

2. Breathin Out

3. Space Forklift

4. Slow Talkers

5. Trumpets In Summer

6. Dont Get Cute

7. Intro In Z

8. Take My Advice

9. Deep Sea

10. Black Hands

11. American Folded

12. Best Love

13. Classic Rock In Spring / Freeway In Mind

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Track List: "It's A Big World Out There (And I Am Scared)"

1. Never Run Away (String Synth)

2. NRA Reprise

3. Feel My Pain

4. Snowflakes Extended

5. Wedding Budz

6. The Ghost Of Freddie Roach

7. (Reprise Reprise)

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Track List: B'lieve I'm Goin Down...

1. Pretty Pimpin

2. I'm An Outlaw

3. Dust Bunnies

4. That's Life, Tho (Almost Hate To Say)

5. Wheelhouse

6. Life Like This

7. All In A Daze Work

8. Lost My Head There

9. Stand Inside

10. Bad Omens

11. Kidding Around

12. Wild Imagination

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Track List: In My Time

1. In My Time

2. Sad Ghost

3. Early Dawnin

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Track List: Pretty Pimpin (Single)

1. Pretty Pimpin

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Track List: So Outta Reach

1. The Creature

2. It's Alright

3. Life's A Beach

4. Laughing Stock

5. Downbound Train

6. So Outta Reach

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Track List: Square Shells EP

1. Ocean City

2. Invisibility: Nonexistent

3. Losing Momentum (For Jim Jarmusch)

4. I Wanted Everything

5. I Know I Got Religion

6. The Finder

7. Hey, Now I'm Movin

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Track List: Wakin On A Pretty Day (Single)

1. Wakin On A Pretty Day

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Track List: Wakin On A Pretty Daze (Bonus Tracks)

1. Wakin On A Pretty Day

2. Never Run Away (String Synth)

3. KV Crimes

4. NRA Reprise

5. Was All Talk

6. Feel My Pain

7. Girl Called Alex

8. Snowflakes Extended

9. Never Run Away

10. Wedding Budz

11. Pure Pain

12. The Ghost Of Freddie Roach

13. Too Hard

14. (Reprise Reprise)

15. Shame Chamber

16. Snowflakes Are Dancing

17. Air Bud

18. Goldtone

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duhvidski
Nicely done props up
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He reminds me a Bit of Neil Young from Neil's early days!
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Mad love...mad respect...
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matthewpetta 7
You are simply the best! ...... Better than all the rest! No seriously... . y o u are good.
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Progression sounds awfully similar to green grass and high tides
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♡♡♡
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Very very good!
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Can't hear enough
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if you like him youd love The War on Drugs
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He's badass
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Soothing retro atrophy
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dang this dude has a unique sound without trying too hard.
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dlambert489
This is my jam!
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I smoke rocks.
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Dude is like Kurt Cobain, Tom Waits and John Fahey had a baby.
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I love you Kurt

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