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Kurt Vile touring w/ the Soft Pack & Purling Hiss (who has a new Woodsist album) — dates, MP3s & stuff

DOWNLOAD: Kurt Vile -Invisibility: Nonexistant (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Kurt Vile – Gagdad (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Purling Hiss – Don’t Even Try It (MP3)

Kurt Vile @ Terminal 5 in July (more by Matt Eisman)
Kurt Vile

Kurt Vile/Times New Viking/The Clean: That three-band bill looks so good, I’d probably have trouble sleeping the night before such a show came through Vegas. At Matador at 21, it was but the tiniest sliver of a giant, weekend-long musical pie. Beginning at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, the festival’s lone matinee event drew a solid crowd to the Palms Ballroom for its first two acts, then packed the place wall to wall for the third.

Kurt Vile, a rising singer/songwriter/guitarist from Philadelphia who’s released three albums in two years, kicked off the day’s music with his three-piece band, the Violators. The foursome delivered a satisfyingly dense curtain of psychedelically-hued classic-y rock. Really good tunes that sound even better live. If your tastes run toward Springsteen and Neil Young, track down a copy of 2009 Matador disc Childish Prodigy. [Las Vegas Weekly]

Philadelphia band Kurt Vile and the Violators (who recently played Matador 21 in Vegas) are heading out on a co-headlining tour on October 21st with The Soft Pack (who recently played two nights at Bowery Ballroom).

Both bands meanwhile have some dates of their own, and Kurt has some shows scheduled after then too. That includes a December 3rd show at Knitting Factory in Brooklyn with Philadelphia;s Purling Hiss (the side project of Birds of Maya’s Mike Polizze) who will also be opening the Soft Pack/Kurt dates. Tickets for the Soft Pack-less NYC show are on sale.

The above downloadable Kurt track comes from Kurt’s recent Square Shells EP. The Soft Pack one is a song from a limited edition, tour-only 7″, titled Gagdad, that you can pick up on their tour with Kurt. The Purling Hiss track is off a new full length called Public Service Announcement being released by Woodsist on October 26th. Full tracklist, the newest Soft Pack video and all dates below…


THE SOFT PACK- “MORE OR LESS” from gia coppola on Vimeo.


The Soft Pack – 2010 Tour Dates
10/12 – Old No 2. – Laredo, TX *
10/13 – Fitzgeralds – Houston, TX *
10/14 – Lochran’s Pub – Frisco, TX *
10/16 – Foro Sol – Mexico City, MEX *
10/19 – Juanita’s – Little Rock, AR *
10/20 – Proud Larry’s – Oxford, MS *
10/21 – The Earl – Atlanta, GA */
10/22 – The Nick – Birmingham, AL */
10/23 – Mercy Lounge – Nashville, TN */
10/26 – Mad Hatter’s – Cincinnati, OH */
10/27 – Skully’s – Columbus, OH */
10/28 – Blind Pig – Ann Arbor, MI */
10/29 – White Rabbit – Indianapolis, IN */
10/30 – Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL */
10/31 – Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL */
11/1 – Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN */
11/4 – Neumos – Seattle, WA */
11/5 – Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, BC */
11/6 – Berbatis Pan – Portland, OR */
11/9 – Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA */
11/11 – Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA *
11/13 – The Casbah – San Diego, CA */
* = Headlining Dates
*/ = Co-headline with Kurt Vile


Kurt Vile – other 2010 Tour Dates
Oct 19 Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar Charlottesville, Virginia
Oct 20 Local 506 Chapel Hill, North Caro
Nov 14 The Trunk Space Phoenix, Arizona
Nov 17 The Korova San Antonio, Texas
Nov 18 Emos Austin Austin, TX
Nov 19 Club Dada Dallas, Texas
Nov 21 Hi-Tone Cafe Memphis, TN
Nov 24 Black Cat backstage Washington, DC, Washington
Nov 26 Johnny Brenda’s Philly, Pennsylvan
Dec 3 Knitting Factory Brooklyn, New York


Purling Hiss – all 2010 Tour Dates
10/19 Charlottesville, VA Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar *
10/20 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506 *
10/21 Atlanta, GA The Earl * ^
10/22 Birmingham, AL The Nickw * ^
10/23 Nashville, TN Mercy Loungew * ^
10/25 Toledo, OH Mickey Finn * ^ !
10/26 Covington, KY Mad Hatters * ^
10/27 Columbus, OH Skully’s * ^
10/28 Ann Arbor, MI Blind Pig * ^
10/29 Indianapolis, IN White Rabbit Cabaret * ^
10/30 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle * ^
10/31 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle * ^
11/01 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock * ^
11/04 Seattle, WA Neumos * ^
11/06 Portland, OR Berbatis Pan * ^
11/09 San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Stop * ^
11/11 Los Angeles, CA Echoplex * ^
11/13 San Diego, CA Casbah * ^
11/14 Tempe, AZ The Trunk Space *
11/17 San Antonio, TX The Korova *
11/18 Austin, TX Emo’s (Inside) *
11/19 Dallas, TX Club Dada *
11/21 Memphis, TN Hi Tone *
11/24 Washington, DC Black Cat (Backstage) *
11/26 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s *
12/03 Brooklyn, NY Knitting Factory *
* = w/ Kurt Vile
^ = w/ The Soft Pack
! = w/ Jaill


Purling Hiss
Public Service Announcement
(Woodsist)
Street date: Oct. 26, 2010
1. Run From the City
2. Porch Dude/Slight Return
3. Don’t Even Try It
4. Bedroom
5. Ojos Locos
6. Gypsy
7. Zor
8. Goodbye Blue
9. Beautiful Earth Creature
10. Malice In Wonderland
11. Doghouse
12. 1976

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