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Kurt Vile @ Silent Barn (more by Jacob Blickenstaff)
Kurt Vile

Matador reported on Friday that, they are, "REALLY pleased to announce -- perhaps more than ever before in label history -- an addition to the label roster we currently consider to be one of the more important figures in American music circa 2009. Philadelphia guitarist/vocalist Kurt Vile first came to our attention (and possibly yours as well) with the release of the 2008 CD 'Constant Hitmaker' on the Gulcher imprint (a label whose paw prints extend to dusty genius recordings by the Gizmos and MX80-Sound and contemporary stuff from Home Blitz and Magik Markers). What the homemade 'Hitmaker' (recently reissued on vinyl by Woodsist) lacked in fidelity it more than made for in scope --- to dub the album "psych pop" barely scratches the surface of a work that's as impossibly catchy as it is wildly experimental... Subsequent exposure to Kurt's live shows in a variety of settings, both on his own and with crack ensemble The Violators, made it abundantly clear that we'd either have to sign this guy or find someone else who sounded exactly like him. Since the latter task proved impossible, here we are. Having signed a worldwide, multi-album pact with Matador, Kurt Vile's first full-length for the label, 'Childish Prodigy' will be released on LP/CD and digital formats in Autumn 2009."

Kurt Vile's next show is June 13th at the Shank in Brooklyn. The show is part of the Northside Festival. It's also his only upcoming show. A live video below...



Comments (16)


Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2009 1:30 PM


Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2009 1:40 PM

also a Todd P show:

Saturday August 15th @ SILENT BARN

:: Kurt Vile
:::: Tommy Jay
:::::: Blues Control

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2009 1:47 PM

Paul Mehcartmeh

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2009 1:55 PM

Mehrry Christmas

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2009 2:25 PM

You're all so clever

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2009 2:30 PM

don't you're all so Mehver?

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2009 2:37 PM

oh yeah, that's what I MEHnt. Wow, it really is infectious.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2009 2:44 PM

you all suck
kurt vile rules

Posted by moop | June 1, 2009 2:48 PM

Whoa weird. I didn't know this guy was big time. He crashed at our place once with Ape School. I think he stayed up all night playing the guitar instead of sleeping and all through my roommate cooking tator tots. I don't remembering seeing him perform, but do remember him being really good on my roommate's beatup unicorn guitar with 2 strings left. Are links allowed? There's a picture on my food blog sans unicorn-tar

Posted by Jason Lam | June 1, 2009 5:56 PM

Props for rad LP title

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2009 9:45 PM

Here's a flyer for the show at the shank:

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2009 2:45 PM

the shank? what a fucking terrible place to see a show. stop organizing shows there dumbshits!

Posted by Anonymous | June 3, 2009 1:02 AM

i like!

Posted by Anonymous | October 17, 2009 2:12 PM

i like!

Posted by Anonymous | October 17, 2009 2:14 PM

hi. heres a interview with kurt vile while he was in ireland late dec last year. theres some live footage as well with the great 'overnight religion' as a backing track. its around 10 minutes into Analogue Episode 2 so Enjoy!
vimeo dot com/9099189

Posted by tim gannon | February 2, 2010 8:15 PM

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