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Kurt Vile – Hunchback MP3

September 8th, 2009 at 9:25 am by Patrick

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The second MP3 from Kurt Vile’s upcoming album Childish Prodigy is the dark and intense “Hunchback.” Not to be confused with other versions of the song floating around, “Hunchback” opens the record, and is a definite departure from the beginning of the last album, the ebullient “Freeway.” Check it out, and if you haven’t already gotten it, also take a listen to Overnite Religion which we put out a couple months ago. If you like what you hear, go and preorder the album, in stores on October 6, and get a free copy of the 7″ “He’s All Right.”

Hunchback (192k MP3)

Kurt will be on tour from early October through early November, as per below. Stay tuned for European dates to be announced shortly.

October
Saturday 03 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie
Wednesday 07 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
Thursday 08 Poughkeepsie, NY Vassar College w/Indian Jewelry
Saturday 10 Oberlin, OH The ‘Sco (Dionysus Disco) at Oberlin College
Sunday 11 Lexington, KY Al’s Bar
Monday 12 Bloomington, IN Video Saloon
Tuesday 13 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
Wednesday 14 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry
Friday 16 Missoula, MT The Palace
Saturday 17 Seattle, WA High Dive w/Crystal Stilts
Sunday 18 Portland, OR Holocene w/Crystal Stilts
Tuesday 20 Arcata, CA Jambalaya
Wednesday 21 San Francisco, CA Hemlock Tavern
Thursday 22 San Diego, CA Crepe Place
Friday 23 Los Angeles, CA Spaceland
Sunday 25 San Diego, CA Casbah
Tuesday 27 Phoenix, AZ Modified Arts
Thursday 29 Lubbock, TX Bash Riprocks
Friday 30 Austin, TX Mohawk
Saturday 31 Dallas, TX Lounge on Elm Street

November
Monday 02 Memphis, TN Hi-Tone Cafe w/Lovvers
Tuesday 03 Dallas, TX The Loft
Thursday 05 Washington, DC Black Cat

Kurt Vile on MySpace
Preorder “He’s All Right” 7″ (out September 22)
Preorder Childish Prodigy (out October 6))

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3 Responses to “Kurt Vile – Hunchback MP3”

  1. eastside Says:

    This is an epic song. I can’t wait for Kurt\’s Matador debut to, in the parlance of the times, drop. As usual, I was late to the party on Kurt, but I have managed to acquire Constant Hitmaker and God is Saying This to You on vinyl. Any regular Matablog readers who are interested in KV should seek these out immediately–they are epic, too.

  2. Doobious451 Says:

    I thought The Hunchback from the ep was pretty awesome, but this version is so totaly different, it could be another song. Also a great tune. Gonna see him tonite in Philly at Kung Fu Necktie can’t wait. Been a fan for a while and so glad he’s hooked up with Matador…a perfect fit.

  3. Colin Says:

    Awesome song!!! Australia is calling.