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Kurt Vile Announces More Summer Tour Dates

By Rian on Monday, April 4th, 2016

(photo credit: @sinister_boy)

DON’T WORRY EVERYONE. Kurt’s hair is intact. It was just a little April foolery and trying to show off some budding Photoshop skills.

Earlier this morning there was another new batch of tour dates announced. They are listed below in BOLD. These tickets go on sale 1pm EST this Friday.

Tuesday, April 5 - Pabst Theater, Milwaukee, WI
Wednesday, April 6 - The Accord, Champaign, IL
Friday, April 8 - The Granada, Lawrence, KS
Saturday, April 9 - The Waiting Room, Omaha , NE
Sunday, April 10 - Mission Creek Festival, Iowa City, IA
Monday, April 11 - The Blue Note, Columbia, MO
Tuesday, April 12 - Cain’s Ballroom, Tulsa OK
Thursday, April 14 - House of Blues, Houston TX
Friday, April 15 - Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre, Austin  TX
Saturday, April 16 – Granada Theater, Dallas TX
Sunday, April 17 - Republic New Orleans, New Orleans
Friday, May 20 – Sunday May 22 – Hangout Music Festival, Gulf Shores
Saturday, May 28 - Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park, Burnaby BC &
May 27-30 - Sasquatch Music Festival, George, WA
Saturday, May 28 – Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park, Burnaby BC &
June 9-11 - Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Manchester TN
July 22-24 Wayhome Music & Arts Festival, Toronto, ONT
Monday, July 25 – The NorVA, Norfolk VA
Wednesday, July 27 – Deluxe @ Old National Theatre, Indianapolis IN
Thursday, July 28 – Lollapalooza, Chicago IL
Saturday, August 6 – Rialto Theatre, Tucson AZ
Sunday, August 7 – Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles CA
Tuesday, August 9 – House of Blues, San Diego CA
Wednesday, August 10 – Strummers, Fresno CA
Thursday, August 11 – The Catalyst, Santa Cruz CA
Friday, August 12 – Greek Theatre, Berkeley CA
Saturday, August 13 – Greek Theatre, Berkeley CA
Monday, August 15 – Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas NV
Wednesday, August 17 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison CO ^
Sunday, August 21 – Codfish Hollow Barn, Maquoketa IA
Tuesday, August 23 – The Pageant, St. Louis MO
Wednesday, August 24 – Manchester Music Hall, Lexington KY
Friday, August 26 – Madison Theatre, Covington KY
Saturday, August 27 – Chameleon Club, Lancaster PA
^ supporting Ryan Adams
& supporting Alabama Shakes

“New Haircut, Still Pimpin” – Kurt Vile Covers GQ

By Rian on Friday, April 1st, 2016

We are incredibly proud to share the news that Kurt is on the cover of the new issue of GQ.

Full interview soon.

Kurt Vile Announces New Tour Dates (including Lollapalooza), Releases Clip of Cameo in HBO’s Animals

By Rian on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

In addition to the handful of new tour dates below in bold, there is more news from the Kurt Vile front, something more exotic. As you can judge from the clip above, you’ve never seen Kurt like this before. Make sure to tune in to see the full episode this Friday at 11:30pm EST on HBO.

TOUR DATES:

Thursday, March 31 - Asbury Hall , Buffalo, NY
Friday, April 1 - Heights Grog Shop, Cleveland, OH
Saturday, April 2 - Newport Music Hall, Columbus , OH
Sunday, April 3 - The Bluebird, Bloomington, IN
Tuesday, April 5 - Pabst Theater, Milwaukee, WI
Wednesday, April 6 - The Accord, Champaign, IL
Friday, April 8 - The Granada, Lawrence, KS
Saturday, April 9 - The Waiting Room, Omaha , NE
Sunday, April 10 - Mission Creek Festival, Iowa City, IA
Monday, April 11 - The Blue Note, Columbia, MO
Tuesday, April 12 - Cain’s Ballroom, Tulsa OK
Thursday, April 14 - House of Blues, Houston TX
Friday, April 15 - Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre, Austin  TX
Saturday, April 16 – Granada Theater, Dallas TX
Sunday, April 17 - Republic New Orleans, New Orleans
Friday, May 20 – Sunday May 22 – Hangout Music Festival, Gulf Shores
Saturday, May 28 - Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park, Burnaby BC &
May 27-30 - Sasquatch Music Festival, George, WA
Saturday, May 28 – Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park, Burnaby BC &
June 9-11 - Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Manchester TN
July 22-24 Wayhome Music & Arts Festival, Toronto, ONT
Monday, July 25 – The NorVA, Norfolk VA
Wednesday, July 27 – Deluxe @ Old National Theatre, Indianapolis IN
Thursday, July 28 – Lollapalooza, Chicago IL
Sunday, August 7 – Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles CA
Friday, August 12 – Greek Theatre, Berkeley CA
Wednesday, August 17 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison CO ^
Sunday, August 21 – Codfish Hollow Barn, Maquoketa IA

Purling Hiss (Solo) supporting 3/31-4/17
^ supporting Ryan Adams
& supporting Alabama Shakes

Kurt Vile & The Violators : North American Tour Starts Today

By Gerard on Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

I was availling myself of those popular ride-sharing services in North Austin very late one night last weekend and Kurt Vile’s “Pretty Pimpin’” came on over the stereo courtesy of the local NPR affiliate. Thinking I was performing some sort of surreptitious market research, I quizzed the driver about how often the station in question play the song (non-stop, apparently) and whether or not he was a fan.

Anyhow, perhaps my tone wasn’t appropriately reverential ; maybe it was the way I passed out 3 minutes into my new friend’s explanation of how many Kurt Vile records he owns, but either way, I was politely asked to exit the vehicle several blocks (or was it miles?) from my destinations (we might’ve been in the woods). Maybe he thought we were reenacting a scene from “The Big Lebowski”, I really can’t tell you for sure. But this unpleasant experience has taught me a couple of important things :

a) KV and The Violators are hitting some big rooms starting tonight and unless you wanna have your nose pressed against a cold fence trying to hear what’s going on, you’ll procure a ticket ASAP.
b) don’t pester your ride share driver with any music or music-business related chit-chat. These men and women work very hard and who cares if they’re into Kool Moe Dee, Lady Pank or the Pointed Sticks? The important thing is they’re trying get you home in one piece without hearing some incoherent story about the time you beat Richie Kotzen in a game of H-O-R-S-E.

Wednesday, February 17 – College Street, New Haven CT
Thursday, February 18 – Pearl Street, Northampton MA
Friday, February 19 – Higher Ground, Burlington VT SOLD OUT
Saturday, February 20 – Corona Theatre, Montreal, QUE SOLD OUT
Sunday, February 21 - The Haunt, Ithaca NY SOLD OUT
Monday, February 22 – Mr. Smalls, Pittsburgh PA
Wednesday, February 24 – Headliners, Louisville TN
Thursday, February 25 – Marathon Music Works, Nashville TN
Friday, February 26 – Orange Peel, Asheville NC
Saturday, February 27 – Variety Playhouse, Atlanta GA SOLD OUT
Sunday, February 28 - Saturn, Birmingham AL
Monday, February 29 – Proud Larry’s, Oxford MS
Wednesday, March 2 – Bijou Theatre, Knoxville TN
Thursday, March 3 – Cats Cradle, Carrboro NC SOLD OUT
Friday, March 4 – Ottobar, Baltimore MD SOLD OUT
Tuesday, March 8 Paris, France – Alhambra
Wednesday, March 9 Ghent, Belgium – Handelsbeurs
Thursday, March 10 London, UK – Roundhouse
Friday, March 11 Brighton, UK – All Saint’s Church
Saturday, March 12 Utrecht, Netherlands – Tivoli
Sunday, March 13 Nijmegen, Netherlands – Doornroosje
Thursday, March 31 Buffalo Asbury Hall
Friday, April 1 Cleveland Heights Grog Shop
Saturday, April 2 Columbus Newport Music Hall
Sunday, April 3 Bloomington The Bluebird
Tuesday, April 5 Milwaukee Pabst Theater
Wednesday, April 6 Champaign The Accord
Friday, April 8 Lawrence The Granada
Saturday, April 9 Omaha The Waiting Room
Sunday, April 10 - Mission Creek Festival, Iowa City, IA
Monday, April 11 Columbia The Blue Note
Tuesday, April 12 Tulsa Cain’s Ballroom
Thursday, April 14 Houston House of Blues
Friday, April 15 Austin Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre
Saturday, April 16 Dallas Granada Theater
Sunday, April 17 New Orleans, Republic New Orleans
Friday, May 20 – Sunday May 22 – Hangout Music Festival, Gulf Shores
Saturday, May 28 Burnaby BC Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park (with Alabama Shakes)
May 27-30 George, WA Sasquatch Music Festival

June 9-11 Manchester TN Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
Sunday, August 7 – Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles CA
Friday, August 12 – Greek Theatre, Berkeley CA (with Alabama Shakes)
Wednesday, August 17 – Red Rocks, Morrison CO (with Ryan Adams)

Xylouris White supporting 2/17-28
Spacin’ supporting 2/28-3/4

(photo courtesy @flowerwheel76)

order ‘b’lieve I’m going down’ from the following :
The Matador Store
iTunes
Amazon
Kurt’s Store
Google Play

Kurt Vile online :

WEBSITE – http://kurtvile.com/
FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/kurtvileofphilly
TWITTER – https://twitter.com/therealkurtvile
INSTAGRAM – https://instagram.com/kurtvile/
TUMBLR (NEW) – http://therealkurtvile.tumblr.com/

Kurt Vile Spring U.S. Dates

By Gerard on Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

(photo by Stephen / Rag And Bone Photography)

The following Kurt Vile dates were announced today with the requisite ticket links / on-sale times found below. DON’T DAWDLE. Don’t even make us use that word ever again.

Thursday, March 31 Buffalo Asbury Hall Friday noon EST
Friday, April 1 Cleveland Heights Grog Shop Friday noon EST
Saturday, April 2 Columbus Newport Music Hall Friday 10am EST
Sunday, April 3 Bloomington The Bluebird Friday 10am EST
Tuesday, April 5 Milwaukee Pabst Theater Friday 12pm CST
Wednesday, April 6 Champaign The Accord Friday 12pm CST
Friday, April 8 Lawrence The Granada Friday 12pm CST
Saturday, April 9 Omaha The Waiting Room Friday 12pm CST
Monday, April 11 Columbia The Blue Note Friday 10am CST
Tuesday, April 12 Tulsa Cain’s Ballroom Friday 10am CST
Thursday, April 14 Houston House of Blues Friday 10am CST
Friday, April 15 Austin Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre Friday 10am CST
Saturday, April 16 Dallas Granada Theater Friday 10am CST
Sunday, April 17 New Orleans, Republic New Orleans Friday 11am CST

previously announced dates :

Wednesday, February 17 – College Street, New Haven CT
Thursday, February 18 – Pearl Street, Northampton MA
Friday, February 19 – Higher Ground, Burlington VT
Saturday, February 20 – Corona Theatre, Montreal, QUE
Sunday, February 21 - The Haunt, Ithaca NY
Monday, February 22 – Mr. Smalls, Pittsburgh PA
Wednesday, February 24 – Headliners, Louisville TN
Thursday, February 25 – Exit In, Nashville TN
Friday, February 26 – Orange Peel, Asheville NC
Saturday, February 27 – Variety Playhouse, Atlanta GA
Sunday, February 28 - Saturn, Birmingham AL
Monday, February 29 – Proud Larry’s, Oxford MS
Wednesday, March 2 – Bijou Theatre, Knoxville TN
Thursday, March 3 – Cats Cradle, Carrboro NC
Friday, March 4 – Ottobar, Baltimore MD
Tuesday, March 8 Paris, France – Alhambra
Wednesday, March 9 Ghent, Belgium – Handelsbeurs
Thursday, March 10 London, UK – Roundhouse
Friday, March 11 Brighton, UK – All Saint’s Church
Saturday, March 12 Utrecht, Netherlands – Tivoli
Sunday, March 13 Nijmegen, Netherlands – Doornroosje
April 5-10 Iowa City, IA Mission Creek Festival
Friday, May 20 – Sunday May 22 – Hangout Music Festival, Gulf Shores
Saturday, May 28 Burnaby BC Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park (with Alabama Shakes)
May 27-30 George, WA Sasquatch Music Festival

June 9-12 Manchester TN Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

Xylouris White supporting 2/17-28
Spacin’ supporting 2/28-3/4

 

(video courtesy VPRO)

order ‘b’lieve I’m going down’ from the following :
The Matador Store
iTunes
Amazon
Kurt’s Store
Google Play

Kurt Vile online :

WEBSITE – http://kurtvile.com/
FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/kurtvileofphilly
TWITTER – https://twitter.com/therealkurtvile
INSTAGRAM – https://instagram.com/kurtvile/
TUMBLR (NEW) – http://therealkurtvile.tumblr.com/

BBC 6 Music Festival announcement: SAVAGES & KURT VILE

By Blue on Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

b’lieve i’m goin down to Bristol with someone you ADORE to see Savages and Kurt Vile on Valentine’s weekend…

The 6 Music Festival will take place in various venues around Bristol from Friday 12 – Sunday 14 February.

Stage and dates below:

Savages: Friday 12th Feb @ Motion (Main room)
Kurt Vile: Sunday 14th Feb @ Motion (Room 2)

More details and info for tickets here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/eq6c8g

Savages are currently counting down the last few days until the release of their second album Adore Life, which is out this Friday 22nd January. It can be purchased online from the following (or ideally go to your nearest independent record store).

Matador Store- http://smarturl.it/savages_adorelife_lp
Amazon http://smarturl.it/savages_adorelife_a
iTunes http://smarturl.it/savages_adorelifei
Google Play http://smarturl.it/savages_adorelife_gp

Kurt Vile’s b’lieve i’m goin down is out NOW.

The Matador Store
UK orders
iTunes
Amazon
Kurt’s Store
Google Play

Kurt Vile – La Blogothéque Session, New North American Dates

By Gerard on Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Kurt Vile’s recent session for La Blogotheque‘s Take Away Shows (shot at Le Square Gardette – restaurant gastronomique / directed by Hugo Jouxtel) is available for viewing today (above). In addition to previously announced dates in Europe, Australian and New Zealand, Kurt’s next round of tour in support of ‘b’lieve I’m going down’ kicks off February 17 in New Haven, CT.

(photo by Rachel Juarez-Carr)

Updated tour schedule (new U.S. dates in italics)

Wednesday, November 18 Manchester, UK – The Ritz *
Friday, November 20 Lucerne, CH – Sudpol *
Saturday, November 21 Lyon, France – Epicerie Moderne *
Sunday, November 22 Barcelona, Spain – Apolo *
Monday, November 23 Madrid, Spain – Penelope *
Tuesday, November 24 Lisbon, Portugal – Armazem F *
Wednesday, December 2 – New York – Webster Hall
Monday, December 28 – Friday January 1 – The Falls Music & Arts Festival – Lorne, Marion Bay + New South Wales, Bryon Bay
Friday, January 8 – Sunday January 10 Busselton, Western Australia – Southbound Festival
Sunday, January 10 – Tuesday January 12 – Tauranga, New Zealand – McLaren Falls Park, Echo Music & Arts Festival
Wednesday, January 13 – Wellington, San Fran, New Zealand
Thursday, January 14 - Sherwood Hotel, Queenstown, New Zealand
Friday, January 15 – Dunedin, New Zealand, Chicks Hotel
Wednesday, February 17 – College Street, New Haven CT
Thursday, February 18 – Pearl Street, Northampton MA
Friday, February 19 – Higher Ground, Burlington VT
Saturday, February 20 – Corona Theatre, Montreal, QUE
Sunday, February 21 - The Haunt, Ithaca NY
Monday, February 22 – Mr. Smalls, Pittsburgh PA
Wednesday, February 24 – Headliners, Louisville TN
Thursday, February 25 – Exit In, Nashville TN
Friday, February 26 – Orange Peel, Asheville NC
Saturday, February 27 – Variety Playhouse, Atlanta GA
Sunday, February 28 - Saturn, Birmingham AL
Monday, February 29 – Proud Larry’s, Oxford MS
Wednesday, March 2 – Bijou Theatre, Knoxville TN
Thursday, March 3 – Cats Cradle, Carrboro NC
Friday, March 4 – Ottobar, Baltimore MD

Tuesday, March 8 Paris, France – Alhambra
Wednesday, March 9 Ghent, Belgium – Handelsbeurs
Thursday, March 10 London, UK – Roundhouse
Friday, March 11 Brighton, UK – All Saint’s Church
Saturday, March 12 Utrecht, Netherlands – Tivoli
Sunday, March 13 Nijmegen, Netherlands – Doornroosje
Friday, May 20 – Sunday May 22 – Hangout Music Festival, Gulf Shores

* – with Lushes

order ‘b’lieve I’m going down’ from the following :
The Matador Store
iTunes
Amazon
Kurt’s Store
Google Play

Kurt Vile online :

WEBSITE – http://kurtvile.com/
FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/kurtvileofphilly
TWITTER – https://twitter.com/therealkurtvile
INSTAGRAM – https://instagram.com/kurtvile/
TUMBLR (NEW) – http://therealkurtvile.tumblr.com/

Kurt Vile – Spotify Session Available Now

By Gerard on Friday, November 6th, 2015

Kurt Vile’s exclusive session for Spotify is up today and features artwork designed by contest winner Travis Millard, the not-lucky-at-all-he-totally-earned-it victor of our contest that we’re just about done telling you about. Follow Travis on Instagram at @theotherfudge . Or don’t! He deserves privacy, too, as do all of you (Matador’s data-mining efforts aside).

Brandi Reeves is the winner of the Kurt Vile Fall Spotify Playlist contest, but if you ask me, you’re all winners.

updated tour schedule :

Friday November 6 Stockholm, Sweden – Munchenbryggeriet *
Saturday November 7 Copenhangen, Demark – Amerbio *
Monday November 9 Berlin, Germany – Postbahnhof *
Tuesday November 10 Koln, Germany – Gebaeude 9 *
Wednesday November 11 Brighton, UK – Concorde 2 *
Thursday November 12 London, UK – Electric Ballroom
Friday November 13 Bristol, UK – Motion *
Sunday November 15 Dublin, EIR – Vicar Street *
Monday November 16 Glasgow, UK – ABC1 *
Tuesday November 17 Leeds, UK – Leeds Uni Stylus *
Wednesday November 18 Manchester, UK – The Ritz *
Friday November 20 Lucerne, CH – Sudpol *
Saturday November 21 Lyon, France – Epicerie Moderne *
Sunday November 22 Barcelona, Spain – Apolo *
Monday November 23 Madrid, Spain – Penelope *
Tuesday November 24 Lisbon, Portugal – Armazem F *
Monday, December 28 – Friday January 1 – The Falls Music & Arts Festival – Lorne, Marion Bay + New South Wales, Bryon Bay
Friday, January 8 – Sunday January 10 Busselton, Western Australia – Southbound Festival
Sunday, January 10 – Tuesday January 12 – Tauranga, New Zealand – McLaren Falls Park Music & Arts Festival

Wednesday, January 13 – Wellington, San Fran, New Zealand
Thursday, January 14 – Sherwood Hotel, Queenstown, New Zealand
Friday, January 15 – Dunedin, New Zealand, Chicks Hotel
Tuesday March 8 Paris, France – Alhambra #
Wednesday March 9 Ghent, Belgium – Handelsbeurs #
Thursday March 10 London, UK – Roundhouse #
Friday March 11 Brighton, UK – All Saint’s Church #
Saturday March 12 Utrecht, Netherlands – Tivoli #
Sunday March 13 Nijmegen, Netherlands – Doornroosje #

* – with Lushes
# – with Imarhan

order ‘b’lieve i’m goin down’ from the following :

The Matador Store
UK orders
iTunes
Amazon
Kurt’s Store
Google Play

WEBSITE – http://kurtvile.com/
FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/kurtvileofphilly
TWITTER – https://twitter.com/therealkurtvile
INSTAGRAM – https://instagram.com/kurtvile/
TUMBLR (NEW) – http://therealkurtvile.tumblr.com/

KURT VILE 2016 EU TOUR DATES

By Blue on Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Photo courtesy of Pitchfork Festival Paris

Kurt Vile returns overseas in 2016 with some more European tour dates! See below.

Tuesday March 8 Paris, France – Alhambra
Wednesday March 9 Ghent, Belgium – Handelsbeurs
Thursday March 10 London, UK – Roundhouse
Friday March 11 Brighton, UK – All Saint’s Church
Saturday March 12 Utrecht, Netherlands – Tivoli
Sunday March 13 Nijmegen, Netherlands – Doornroosje

And also a huge thank you to everyone who submitted art work for the Kurt Vile Spotify Art Contest last month. There were so many incredible submissions. These below are dubbed honorable mention. The winning work will be announced on Friday.

Sasha Taran

Jason Green

Tomke Berning

Andreas Geier

 

Kurt Vile is currently touring across Europe. All upcoming dates below. b’lieve i’m goin down… is out now.

Wednesday November 4 Aarhus, Denmark – Voxhall
Thursday November 5 Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller
Friday November 6 Stockholm, Sweden – Munchenbryggeriet *
Saturday November 7 Copenhangen, Demark – Amerbio *
Monday November 9 Berlin, Germany – Postbahnhof *
Tuesday November 10 Koln, Germany – Gebaeude 9 *
Wednesday November 11 Brighton, UK – Concorde 2 *
Thursday November 12 London, UK – Electric Ballroom*
Friday November 13 Bristol, UK – Motion *
Sunday November 15 Dublin, EIR – Vicar Street *
Monday November 16 Glasgow, UK – ABC1 *
Tuesday November 17 Leeds, UK – Leeds Uni Stylus *
Wednesday November 18 Manchester, UK – The Ritz *
Friday November 20 Lucerne, CH – Sudpol *
Saturday November 21 Lyon, France – Epicerie Moderne *
Sunday November 22 Barcelona, Spain - Apolo *
Monday November 23 Madrid, Spain –
Penelope *
Tuesday November 24 Lisbon, Portugal – Armazem F *
Monday December 28 – Friday January 1 – The Falls Music & Arts Festival – Lorne, Marion Bay + New South Wales, Bryon Bay
Friday January 8 – Sunday January 10 Busselton, Western Australia - Southbound Festival
Sunday January 10 – Tuesday January 12 – Tauranga, New Zealand – McLaren Falls Park Music & Arts Festival
Tuesday March 8 Paris, France - Alhambra #
Wednesday March 9 Ghent, Belgium - Handelsbeurs #
Thursday March 10 London, UK - Roundhouse #
Friday March 11 Brighton, UK - All Saint’s Church #
Saturday March 12 Utrecht, Netherlands - Tivoli #
Sunday March 13 Nijmegen, Netherlands - Doornroosje #

* – with Lushes
# – with Imarhan

 

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Kurt Vile Art Contest

By Rian on Friday, October 9th, 2015

For those who might have missed this little nugget of a contest, here is all the information you need in order to submit art for “b’lieve i’m goin down… this fall.”

We have seen so much amazing fan art for Kurt over the years. This is an opportunity for those artistically inclined to have their design featured on an official Kurt Vile tour t-shirt. The winner will also get to meet Kurt at one of his headline shows on his 2015/2016 world tour. If you are anywhere in the world and want to enter, you can. There are no location restrictions.

Enter here: http://kurtvile.com/artwork-contest/

Good luck to all!

b’lieve i’m goin down… is out now.

VIDEO : Kurt Vile – “Pretty Pimpin’” & “Wild Imagination” From Thursday’s “Conan”

By Gerard on Friday, September 25th, 2015

Happy ‘b’lieve i’m goin down’ release day to one and all. From last night’s broadcast of TBS’ “Conan”, here’s Kurt with performances of “Pretty Pimpin’” and “Wild Imagination” (the latter being an internet exclusive) :

Tune in to KCRW today for Kurt Vile & The Violators live on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am PDT / 2:15pm EDT. (89.9FM in Los Angeles, or listen and watch on KCRW.com)

order ‘b’lieve i’m goin down’ from the following :

The Matador Store
UK orders
iTunes
Amazon
Kurt’s Store
Google Play

WEBSITE – http://kurtvile.com/
FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/kurtvileofphilly
TWITTER – https://twitter.com/therealkurtvile
INSTAGRAM – https://instagram.com/kurtvile/
TUMBLR (NEW) – http://therealkurtvile.tumblr.com/

Kurt Vile – b’lieve i’m goin down… Full Album Stream Premieres Today

By Gerard on Monday, September 21st, 2015

(photo by Marina Chavez)

This morning at 10am, the new Kurt Vile album, ‘b’ieve i’m going down…’ is co-premiering via Philadelphia’s WXPN, New York’s WFUV, Minneapolis’ KCMP and Seattle’s KEXP, along with the streaming player above. Later this week, Kurt will be appearing on TBS’ “Conan” on Thursday night, and performing the following day on KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic”.

Below are shots of what the triple LP edition of ‘b’lieve i’m goin (deep) down…’. Aside from the packaging being equal parts elaborate/awesome, we’re gonna blow our own label trumpet (for a change) about the very high quality of the pressing, as manufacturing by the Czech Republic’s CZ Media. We’re painfully aware there’s been a number of (justifiable) complaints regarding quality control in a number of titles you’ve faithfully purchased of late, but we feel pretty confident you’re gonna be pleased with the results this time. And then there’s the musical contents (for which we bear no responsibility whatsoever and insist you send complaints directly to Kurt and/or Yelp).

Preorder from :
The Matador Store
UK orders
iTunes
Amazon
Kurt’s Store
Google Play

Kurt Vile on tour :

Friday October 2 Boston, MA - The Paradise * #
Saturday October 3 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
Sunday October 4 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
Wednesday October 7 New York, NY – Webster Hall * #
Thursday October 8 Washington DC – 9:30 Club * #
Friday October 9 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer * #
Saturday October 10 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
Sunday October 11 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
Wednesday October 14 Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theater %
Friday October 16 San Francisco, CA – Filmore %
Saturday October 17 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom %
Sunday October 18 Seattle, WA – The Showbox %
Wednesday October 21 Minneapolis, MN - Mill City Nights * #
Friday October 23 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall * #
Saturday October 24 Detroit, MI - St Andrew’s Hall * #
Sunday October 25 Toronoto, ONT – Phoenix Theatre * #

Friday October 30 Paris, FR – Pitchfork Festival

Saturday October 31 Amsterdam, NL – London Calling @ Paradiso *
Sunday November 1 Brussel, Belgium – Autumn Falls @ AB-Box *
Tuesday November 3 Hamburg, Germany – Uebel & Gefahrlich *
Wednesday November 4 Aarhus, Denmark – Voxhall
Thursday November 5 Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller
Friday November 6 Stockholm, Sweden – Munchenbryggeriet *
Saturday November 7 Copenhangen, Demark – Amerbio *
Monday November 9 Berlin, Germany – Postbahnhof *
Tuesday November 10 Koln, Germany – Gebaeude 9 *
Wednesday November 11 Brighton, UK – Concorde 2 *
Thursday November 12 London, UK – Electric Ballroom*
Friday November 13 Bristol, UK – Motion *
Sunday November 15 Dublin, EIR – Vicar Street *
Monday November 16 Glasgow, UK – ABC1 *
Tuesday November 17 Leeds, UK – Leeds Uni Stylus *
Wednesday November 18 Manchester, UK – The Ritz *
Friday November 20 Lucerne, CH – Sudpol *
Saturday November 21 Lyon, France – Epicerie Moderne *
Sunday November 22 Barcelona, Spain - Apolo *
Monday November 23 Madrid, Spain –
Penelope *
Tuesday November 24 Lisbon, Portugal – Armazem F *
Monday December 28 – Friday January 1 – The Falls Music & Arts Festival – Lorne, Marion Bay + New South Wales, Bryon Bay
Friday January 8 – Sunday January 10 Busselton, Western Australia - Southbound Festival
Sunday January 10 – Tuesday January 12 – Tauranga, New Zealand – McLaren Falls Park Music & Arts Festival
Thursday March 10 – London, UK - Roundhouse

* – with Waxahatchee
# – with Luke Roberts
% – with Cass McCombs and Heron Oblivion

WEBSITE – http://kurtvile.com/
FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/kurtvileofphilly
TWITTER – https://twitter.com/therealkurtvile
INSTAGRAM – https://instagram.com/kurtvile/
TUMBLR (NEW) – http://therealkurtvile.tumblr.com/

VIDEO : Kurt Vile – “LIfe Like This”

By Gerard on Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Kurt Vile - “Life Like This”. Directed by Adam Avilla.

As we’ve hopefully impressed upon you several times already, on September 25, we’re releasing Kurt Vile’s new album, ‘b’lieve i’m goin down’. The album’s second video, the animation-heavy, “Life Like This” can be seen above.

‘b’lieve i’m goin down..’is available on standard CD and double LP. A limited-edition triple LP expanded version*, b’lieve i’m goin (deep) down…, features 6 bonus tracks. iTunes and Amazon MP3 pre-orders both have an instant grat download of “Pretty Pimpin,” as well as two pre-order-only bonus tracks that disappear on release: “b’lieve i’m goin down” and “bad omens (no faders)”

(* – folks, we’ve taken some deserved heat for a number of quality control issues — some might say debacles, thanks for the bluntness — with some vinyl pressings in the last calendar year, but we’ve gone all the way to the Czech Republic to get this one right and feel really fucking great about the results)

Preorder from :
The Matador Store: http://smarturl.it/blieve_im_goin_down
UK orders
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/blieve_im_goin_downi
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/blieve_im_goin_downa
Kurt’s Store: https://kurtvile.merchtable.com/
Google Play: http://smarturl.it/blieve_im_goin_dwng
Streaming: http://smarturl.it/blieve_im_goin_downs

Friday October 2 Boston, MA - The Paradise * #
Saturday October 3 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
Sunday October 4 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
Wednesday October 7 New York, NY – Webster Hall * #
Thursday October 8 Washington DC – 9:30 Club * #
Friday October 9 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer * #
Saturday October 10 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
Sunday October 11 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
Wednesday October 14 Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theater %
Friday October 16 San Francisco, CA – Filmore %
Saturday October 17 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom %
Sunday October 18 Seattle, WA – The Showbox %
Wednesday October 21 Minneapolis, MN - Mill City Nights * #
Friday October 23 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall * #
Saturday October 24 Detroit, MI - St Andrew’s Hall * #
Sunday October 25 Toronoto, ONT – Phoenix Theatre * #

Friday October 30 Paris, FR – Pitchfork Festival

Saturday October 31 Amsterdam, NL – London Calling @ Paradiso *
Sunday November 1 Brussel, Belgium – Autumn Falls @ AB-Box *
Tuesday November 3 Hamburg, Germany – Uebel & Gefahrlich *
Wednesday November 4 Aarhus, Denmark – Voxhall
Thursday November 5 Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller
Friday November 6 Stockholm, Sweden – Munchenbryggeriet *
Saturday November 7 Copenhangen, Demark – Amerbio *
Monday November 9 Berlin, Germany – Postbahnhof *
Tuesday November 10 Koln, Germany – Gebaeude 9 *
Wednesday November 11 Brighton, UK – Concorde 2 *
Thursday November 12 London, UK – Electric Ballroom*
Friday November 13 Bristol, UK – Motion *
Sunday November 15 Dublin, EIR – Vicar Street *
Monday November 16 Glasgow, UK – ABC1 *
Tuesday November 17 Leeds, UK – Leeds Uni Stylus *
Wednesday November 18 Manchester, UK – The Ritz *
Friday November 20 Lucerne, CH – Sudpol *
Saturday November 21 Lyon, France – Epicerie Moderne *
Sunday November 22 Barcelona, Spain - Apolo *
Monday November 23 Madrid, Spain –
Penelope *
Tuesday November 24 Lisbon, Portugal – Armazem F *
Monday December 28 – Friday January 1 – The Falls Music & Arts Festival – Lorne, Marion Bay + New South Wales, Bryon Bay
Friday January 8 – Sunday January 10 Busselton, Western Australia - Southbound Festival
Sunday January 10 – Tuesday January 12 – Tauranga, New Zealand – McLaren Falls Park Music & Arts Festival
Thursday March 10 – London, UK - Roundhouse

* – with Waxahatchee
# – with Luke Roberts
% – with Cass McCombs and Heron Oblivion

WEBSITE – http://kurtvile.com/
FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/kurtvileofphilly
TWITTER – https://twitter.com/therealkurtvile
INSTAGRAM – https://instagram.com/kurtvile/
TUMBLR (NEW) – http://therealkurtvile.tumblr.com/

Kurt Vile – ‘b’lieve i’m goin down…’ Trailer

By Gerard on Thursday, August 27th, 2015

The above clip was directed by Danny Perez.

‘b’lieve i’m goin down..’is available on standard CD and double LP. A limited-edition triple LP expanded version, b’lieve i’m goin (deep) down…, features 6 bonus tracks. iTunes and Amazon MP3 pre-orders both have an instant grat download of “Pretty Pimpin,” as well as two pre-order-only bonus tracks that disappear on release: “b’lieve i’m goin down” and “bad omens (no faders)”

Preorder from :
The Matador Store: http://smarturl.it/blieve_im_goin_down
UK orders
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/blieve_im_goin_downi
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/blieve_im_goin_downa
Kurt’s Store: https://kurtvile.merchtable.com/
Google Play: http://smarturl.it/blieve_im_goin_dwng
Streaming: http://smarturl.it/blieve_im_goin_downs

Friday October 2 Boston, MA - The Paradise * #
Saturday October 3 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
Sunday October 4 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
Wednesday October 7 New York, NY – Webster Hall * #
Thursday October 8 Washington DC – 9:30 Club * #
Friday October 9 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer * #
Saturday October 10 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
Sunday October 11 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
Wednesday October 14 Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theater %
Friday October 16 San Francisco, CA – Filmore %
Saturday October 17 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom %
Sunday October 18 Seattle, WA – The Showbox %
Wednesday October 21 Minneapolis, MN - Mill City Nights * #
Friday October 23 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall * #
Saturday October 24 Detroit, MI - St Andrew’s Hall * #
Sunday October 25 Toronoto, ONT – Phoenix Theatre * #

Friday October 30 Paris, FR – Pitchfork Festival

Saturday October 31 Amsterdam, NL – London Calling @ Paradiso *
Sunday November 1 Brussel, Belgium – Autumn Falls @ AB-Box *
Tuesday November 3 Hamburg, Germany – Uebel & Gefahrlich *
Wednesday November 4 Aarhus, Denmark – Voxhall
Thursday November 5 Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller
Friday November 6 Stockholm, Sweden – Munchenbryggeriet *
Saturday November 7 Copenhangen, Demark – Amerbio *
Monday November 9 Berlin, Germany – Postbahnhof *
Tuesday November 10 Koln, Germany – Gebaeude 9 *
Wednesday November 11 Brighton, UK – Concorde 2 *
Thursday November 12 London, UK – Electric Ballroom*
Friday November 13 Bristol, UK – Motion *
Sunday November 15 Dublin, EIR – Vicar Street *
Monday November 16 Glasgow, UK – ABC1 *
Tuesday November 17 Leeds, UK – Leeds Uni Stylus *
Wednesday November 18 Manchester, UK – The Ritz *
Friday November 20 Lucerne, CH – Sudpol *
Saturday November 21 Lyon, France – Epicerie Moderne *
Sunday November 22 Barcelona, Spain - Apolo *
Monday November 23 Madrid, Spain –
Penelope *
Tuesday November 24 Lisbon, Portugal – Armazem F *
Monday December 28 – Friday January 1 – The Falls Music & Arts Festival – Lorne, Marion Bay + New South Wales, Bryon Bay
Friday January 8 – Sunday January 10 Busselton, Western Australia - Southbound Festival
Sunday January 10 – Tuesday January 12 – Tauranga, New Zealand – McLaren Falls Park Music & Arts Festival
Thursday March 10 – London, UK - Roundhouse

* – with Waxahatchee
# – with Luke Roberts
% – with Cass McCombs and Heron Oblivion

WEBSITE – http://kurtvile.com/
FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/kurtvileofphilly
TWITTER – https://twitter.com/therealkurtvile
INSTAGRAM – https://instagram.com/kurtvile/
TUMBLR (NEW) – http://therealkurtvile.tumblr.com/

VIDEO : Kurt Vile – “Pretty Pimpin”, From ‘b’lieve i’m goin down… ‘ (Coming September 25)

By The Management on Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

(photo by Marina Chavez)

“Pretty Pimpin“, directed by Daniel Henry

Having been the subject and willing conspirator of many intentional lies planted in Sonic Youth bios over the years, I know first hand the way album lore can bend reality to its truth. After the infamous Byron Coley originated the SY “Trilogy” myth in the Murray Street bio, we had no choice but to fulfill those expectations with Sonic Nurse. “Why did you decide to make a trilogy?” was always the first question asked in interviews around that time.

But this is Kurt Vile’s bio, and I wont do that to him. Anyway, Kurt does his own myth making; a boy/man with an old soul voice in the age of digital everything becoming something else, which is why this focused, brilliantly clear and seemingly candid record is a breath of fresh air.  Recorded and mixed in a number of locations, including Los Angeles and Joshua Tree, b’lieve i’m goin down… is a handshake across the country, east to west coast, thru the dustbowl history (“valley of ashes”) of woody honest strait forward talk guthrie, and a cali canyon dead still nite floating in a nearly waterless landscape. The record is all air, weightless, bodyless, but grounded in convincing authenticity, in the best version of singer songwriter upcycling. In Kurt’s words, “I wanted to get back into the habit of writing a sad song on my couch, with nobody waiting on me. I really wanted it to sound like it’s on my couch — not in a lo-fi way, just more unguarded and vulnerable.”

For a record that plays like a cohesive acoustic experience, its musicality marks Kurt’s departure from an electric guitar experience to include a range of instrumentation with a large group of players. From the banjo he plays on “I’m an Outlaw” to the piano and lapsteel on “Life Like This,” and the myriad other instruments on other songs, including farfisa, resonator, arps, horns and synth, one never thinks about what exactly yr listening to as it all serves the song.

The heart of the record is “Stand Inside.” The music is quiet and the melody, like a hymn, folds in on itself, and embraces full strength in a sexy, floating forcelessness that slowly gathers into a wave that doesn’t go where you think it will or rather gives in to itself and celebrates a man willing to be defined by a woman and his love for her as witness to each other’s lives… Don’t stand by my side, stand inside gives up roleplaying for true exposure and vulnerability.

It’s a weird, accepting, mature record, acknowledging the inherent immaturity of being a person whether father, husband, partner, adult, musician, not perfect, but compelling for its understanding … that’s life though so sad to say… I love this record,
b’lieve i’m goin down.

Kim Gordon

TRACK LISTING – b’lieve i’m goin down…
1.Pretty Pimpin
2.I’m an Outlaw
3.Dust Bunnies
4.That’s Life, tho (almost hate to say)
5.Wheelhouse
6.Life Like This
7.All in a Daze Work
8.Lost my Head there
9.Stand Inside
10.Bad Omens
11.Kidding Around
12.Wild Imagination