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,[2] 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.

Kurt vile has shared details of his forthcoming LP 'b’lieve i’m goin down', out Setember 25, on Matador

Kurt Vile reveals new LP

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…

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Established in 1997, Ypsigrock Festival has earned a reputation as one of the most suggestive European festivals, it returns in August for its 18th edition

Ypsigrock Festival 2014 announces lineup

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,

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Review of "Jamaica Plain EP" by Kurt Vile and Sore Eros. Album comes out November 9th on Care In The Community Recordings.
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Review – New EP By Kurt Vile & Sore Eros

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,

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