Daydreamers Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile’s first collaborative album Lotta Sea Lice is as rambling and aloof yet rocking as fans of either artist…Read More
Kurt Vile (born 1980) is an American musician and producer, best known for his solo material and as a founding member of indie rock band The War on Drugs.
Influenced by Bruce Springsteen, Pavement, Tom Petty, Beck and John Fahey, Vile began his musical career creating lo-fi home recordings with frequent collaborator Adam Granduciel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The duo subsequently formed the indie rock band The War on Drugs, with Vile departing following the release of their debut studio album, Wagonwheel Blues (2008).
Focusing on his solo career, Vile released two albums, Constant Hitmaker (2008) and God Is Saying This to You… (2009), before signing to Matador Records, in May 2009, and releasing Childish Prodigy that same year. In 2011, Vile released his fourth studio album, Smoke Ring for My Halo, which significantly increased his exposure and achieved considerable acclaim from most music publications.
Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, are releasing their collaborative album, Lotta Sea Lice on October 13th – at once a peek behind the studio…Read More
Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile will lead an all-star band on a tour of North America this fall. The announcement comes as the two…Read More
Yesterday, The Sadies premiered “It’s Easy (Like Walking)” featuring Kurt Vile from their forthcoming new album. The track is the second single to be…Read More
This year marked WayHome Music and Arts Festival second annual return to the rural township of Oro-Medonte, in Southern Ontario. Hosted within the sprawling,…Read More
We returned to brave the fields of dry grass and unbearable heat at Burl’s Creek Event Grounds for day two of WayHome Music and…Read More
In an era in which electronic music dominates, Kurt Vile has carved out his own trad-rock niche by recycling the heartland sounds of the…Read More
Today Kurt Vile has released details of his upcoming album, and is sharing the first single, “Pretty Pimpin.” b’lieve i’m goin down… will be…Read More
Established in 1997, Ypsigrock Festival has earned a reputation as one of the premiere independent European festivals and it returns this August for its 18th edition at its stunning location: the imposing Castle of Castelbuono,Read More
2013 was a great year in music. So many great albums to choose from! Coming up with only ten picks was nearly impossible. I…Read More
Kurt Vile and Robert Robinson were introduced to each other back in 2001 by a mutual friend because they were born on the same…Read More
Following 2012’s critically acclaimed Wakin’ On a Pretty Daze, Kurt Vile returns here with Jamaica Plain. The EP is an archival release, culled from tracks Vile recorded to tape in 2002-2003 with Sore Eros (Robert Robinson), a former member of Vile’ group,Read More