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Kurt Vile

November 2, 2009

Kurt Vile promo
Is this guy some kind of indie superstar I just never heard of? To be honest I like stumbling upon an artist with an already established back catalogue via their most recent release. It gives you a lot of potential exploring to do which is quite exciting. If you, like me, didn’t know; Kurt Vile is also lead guitarist and vocalist in The War on Drugs, from Philadelphia, who have been kicking around for a few years.

His new album Childish Prodigy has clicked pretty well with me. It’s drenched with reverb and sludgy garage guitar. Just a touch of “the current lo-fi trend” and healthy set of influences from blues, psychedelic rock and even a bit of bedroom pop. It’s all very atmospheric and surprisingly catchy. “Blackberry Song” is a kind of night time driving song with eerie looped guitars and off centre vocals. Relying on finger picked guitars for rhythm as it steadily rolls along until slightly building and then slowly drifting off to leave you alone with your thoughts.

"Blackberry Song" mp3

2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 6, 2009 5:20 am

    Very nice !


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