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Kurt Vile

Back to Moon Beach

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It might be going under the guise of an EP but this 40 minute collection from Mr Vile is as packed full of ideas and wistful magic as a full length from the nea...
Kurt Vile

Wakin on a Pretty Daze (10th Anniversary "Matador Revisionist History" Edition)

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Mr Vile was on our radar before this one hit but this is where our adulation really took off - there's charm exuded with every strum & each drawled voca...
Kurt Vile

(watch my moves)

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A sumptious record comprised of exceptional further explorations of a glorious furrow that Vile has made entirely (and unequivocally) his own.
Kurt Vile

Childish Prodigy (10th Anniversary Edition)

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Reissued with the original 7” for the first time since its original pressing, and printed on coloured vinyl for the first time ever, Kurt Vile’s Mat...
Kurt Vile

Bottle It In

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yet another stunning display of songwriting prowess from the Pennsylvanian guitar maestro, delivered with an inventive & meticulously honed musicianship.

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The War On Drugs

Slave Ambient

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*** RESIDENT ALBUM OF THE YEAR - 2011 *** 1 - resident top picks of 2011 Slave Ambient : a brilliant 47-minute sprawl of rock ‘n’ ro...
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wagonwheel blues

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their debut brings a dose of the west coast to the hard streets of philadelphia.
Smoke Ring For My Halo

Disc 1
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            
11.     Untitled

Disc 2 (So Outta Reach Ep - deluxe only)
1.     The Creature            
2.     It's Alright            
3.     Life's a Beach            
4.     Laughing Stock            
5.     Downbound Train            
6.     (So Outta Reach)

Kurt Vile

Smoke Ring For My Halo

  • LP

    Released: 7th Mar 2011


3 - resident top picks of 2011

let’s not faff around - this album is the dog’s... well, you know what.

whereas on his previous projects in his band the war on drugs or 2009’s ‘childish prodigy’ there have been hints of springsteen-esque rocking out, this album focuses on his more acoustic ruminations & it’s a wonderful set of slacker-folk tinged songs that swell & shine the more you listen. ‘baby’s arms’ is a misty eyed far away paean to love that remains heartfelt but rock steady with backing by meg baird. ‘on tour’ sees vile’s chord progression fleshed out with piano by blues control’s lea cho & is subtley lyrical in its tale of inter band pressure whilst on the road, ‘society is my friend’ borrows some choice ringing keyboards from tusk-era fleetwood mac, whilst ‘runners up’ uses his laid back vocal drawl to great effect. ‘smoke ring for my halo’ gives vile the platform he needs to be appreciated as an awesome songwriter – unpretentious, unflinching & unrelenting in quality with a great grasp of melody, space & delivery. recommended. “fast growing in stature” 4/5 – uncut, ‘a meditative set of hypnotic pop with a folk rock heart” 4/5 – mojo, “electrifying” 8/10 – nme.

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