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Kurt Vile & The Violators at Jabberwocky Festival

By Judge on Friday, March 28th, 2014

Kurt and his Violators have just been announced for the first ever Jabberwocky Festival - taking place at London’s Excel Centre on August 15 & 16.  The new festival is a co-promotion by ATP, Pitchfork and Primavera and the lineup is looking pretty, pretty great.  Kurt is in fine company on the bill alongside the previously announced DARKSIDE and Iceage as well as Matador family favourites, Thee Oh Sees.

Get your tickets here and for more info take a look at:

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Website: www.atpfestival.com

Jabberwocky 2014 | August 15th & 16th | Excel Centre London | Presented by All Tomorrow’s Parties, Pitchfork & Primavera

And here’s a reminder of where else you can find Kurt over the Summer:

March
Monday 31 Dudingen, EN Bad Bonn

April
Tuesday 01 Athens, NS Gagarin 205
Thursday 03 Milan, AN Biko Club
Friday 04 Rotterdam, AM Motel Mozaique
Saturday 05 Hamburg, RG Hafenklang
Sunday 06 Berlin, IN Hebbel Am Ufer 2
Monday 07 Dublin, IN Whelans
Wednesday 09 Cork, RK The Pavillion
Thursday 10 Paris, IS Cafe de la Danse
Friday 11 Gent, NT Vooruit
Saturday 12 London, ON St James Piccadilly
Sunday 13 Brighton, ON All Saints Church
Monday 14 Copenhagen, EN Bremen Theater
Tuesday 15 Oslo, LO Rockefeller
Wednesday 16 Istanbul, UL IKSV

May
Friday 23 Boston, MA Boston Calling
Saturday 24 Boston, MA Boston Calling Festival
Sunday 25 Boston, MA Boston Calling Festival
Friday 30 Nelsonville, OH Nelsonville Music Festival

June
Friday 06 New York , NY Governers ball
Saturday 07 New York, NY Governors Ball
Sunday 08 New York, NY Governors Ball

July
Friday 04 Seattle/George, WA Sasquatch Music Festival
Thursday 10 Keflavik, IK ATP Iceland
Friday 25 Philadelphia, PA Mann Center for The Arts

August
Saturday 16 London, UK Jabberwocky
Sunday 17 Powys, UK Greenman Festival
Wednesday 20 Zürich, CH Rote Fabrik
Friday 22 Bilbao, ES Kafe Antzokia
Saturday 23 Paredes de Coura, PT Festival Paredes de Coura
Sunday 24 Madrid, ES Joy
Monday 25 Barcelona, ES Apollo

Kurt Vile adds Euro summer shows

By Stuart on Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Filling in a few cities on his tour with The Violators this summer (who are missing out on the April solo tour), Kurt has added the below dates in bold to the already announced summer festival shows at ATP Iceland and Green Man Festival (UK):

10/07/14: ATP Festival, Reykjavík, Iceland – Tickets
17/08/14 : Greenman festival – Powys, UK – Tickets
20/08/14 : Rote Fabrik – Zurich, Switzerland – Tickets
22/08/14 : Kafe Antzokia – Bilbao, Spain – Tickets
24/08/14 : Joy – Madrid, Spain – Tickets
25/08/14 : Apolo – Barcelona, Spain – Tickets

Catch Kurt solo at the following European dates:

March
31st Bad Bonn – Dudingen, Switzerland* – Tickets

April
1st Gagarin 205 – Athens, Greece * – Tickets
4th Motel Mozaique – Rotterdam, Netherlands - Tickets
5th Hafenklang – Hamburg, Germany * (Tickets on sale 24/1)
6th Hebbel Am Ufer 2 (HAAU) – Berlin, Germany * (Tickets on sale 24/1)
7th Whelans – Dublin, Ireland * – Tickets
9th The Pavillion – Cork, Ireland  *- Tickets
10th Cafe de la Danse – Paris, France * – Tickets
11th Vooruit – Gent, Belgium  * – Tickets
12th St James Piccadilly – London, UK * – SOLD OUT
13th All Saint’s Church – Brighton, UK  * – Tickets
14th Bremen Teater – Copenhagen, Denmark – Tickets
15th Rockefeller – Oslo, Norway – Tickets
16th IKSV – Istanbul, Turkey – Tickets
*Pall Jenkins supports

 

Matador Artists Celebrate To Austin’s Traffic Jams, Poor Cell Reception

By Gerard on Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

The following is a (nearly) complete list of what our dear friends EMA, Fucked Up, Perfume Genius, Kurt Vile and The Young are doing in Austin, TX this week (on stage, anyway). Please be advised that events marked “*” are considered official SXSW presentations and will likely require a badge, wristband or cover charge for entry (unless you are so incredibly good looking that such requirements are always waived on your behalf). I wish you a very pleasant week in my town of residence and thank you in advance for not parking in front of my fucking driveway.

EMA

Wednesday March 12 Flamingo Cantina, 5pm (Under The Radar)
Thursday, March 13, Mohawk (inside) 4pm (Stereogum/House Of Vans)
Friday March 14, Central Presbyterian Church, 7:20pm* (Pitchfork)
Saturday March 15 Elysium, 11:30pm * (Switched On/Moog)

Fucked Up

Thursday March 13 – Mohawk, 2:15pm (Stereogum/House Of Vans)
Thursday March 13 – Scoot Inn, 4pm (Converse/Thrasher)
Thursday March 13 – French Legation, 6pm (Pitchfork)
Friday March 14 – Empire Control Room, 5:15pm (Blundertown)

Perfume Genius

Thursday March 13 – St. David’s Historic Society, 7:30pm* (Turnstile Music)

Kurt Vile

Wednesday March 12 – Cheer Up Charlie’s, midnight*
Thursday March 13 – Weather Up (1808 East Cesar Chavez), 2:30pm
Thursday March 13 – Clive Bar, 8pm*
Thursday March 13 – Red 7, 12:50am*

The Young

Saturday, March 15 – Yellow Jacket Social Club, 2:30pm
Saturday March 15 – Museum Of Human Achievement (Third Man Records), 4:15pm

Kurt Vile, solo in Europe

By Stuart on Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Despite airing his agoraphobic fears last year (with his EP “it’s a big world out there (and i am scared)” – out now), Kurt Vile’s taking on a large chunk of the world alone, as he ventures out for a headline solo tour of Europe this March/April, for a series of unique shows in a more intimate setting than usual.  Support for most dates comes from Pall Jenkins of The Black Heart procession and tickets for shows are on sale now, unless noted.

March
31st Bad Bonn – Dudingen, Switzerland* – Tickets

April
1st Gagarin 205 – Athens, Greece * – Tickets
4th Motel Mozaique – Rotterdam, Netherlands - Tickets
5th Hafenklang – Hamburg, Germany * (Tickets on sale 24/1)
6th Hebbel Am Ufer 2 (HAAU) – Berlin, Germany * (Tickets on sale 24/1)
7th Whelans – Dublin, Ireland * – Tickets
9th The Pavillion – Cork, Ireland  *- Tickets
10th Cafe de la Danse – Paris, France * – Tickets
11th Vooruit – Gent, Belgium  * – Tickets
12th St James Piccadilly – London, UK * – Tickets
13th All Saint’s Church – Brighton, UK  * – Tickets
14th Bremen Teater – Copenhagen, Denmark – Tickets
15th Rockefeller – Oslo, Norway – Tickets
16th IKSV – Istanbul, Turkey – Tickets
*Pall Jenkins supports

Currently on tour in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore with The Violators, catch Kurt down under at the following shows:

January
25th St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Singapore, Singapore
27th St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Auckland, NZ
31st St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Fortitude Valley, Australia

February
1st St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Melbourne, Australia
2nd St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Sydney, Australia
5th Corner Hotel, Richmond, Australia
6th Corner Hotel, Richmond, Australia
7th St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Adelaide, Australia
8th St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Fremantle, Australia

Cleaning up at The Fly awards

By Stuart on Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Not content with The NME and Grammy nominations already circulating, The Fly magazine in London have  their inaugural awards show taking place on February 6th, with Thurston Moore to receive their “Living Legend” award, with the following Matador acts also up for nomination.  Voting is, of course,  demanded encouraged and can be done so here, with the chance to win tickets to the award show.

Artist of the Year: Kurt Vile, Queens of the Stone Age, Savages

Song of the Year: Kurt Vile ‘Air Bud‘, Queens of the Stone Age ‘My God Is The Sun‘, Savages ‘She Will

Live act of the year: Queens of the Stone Age

Label of the year: Matador (amongst others).

Kurt VIle – ‘It’s A Big World Out There (And I Am Scared)’ EP and ‘Waking On A Pretty Daze (Deluxe Haze)’ 2XCD Out Today

By Gerard on Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

(photo by Johnny Payne)

OK, brace yourselves for a succession of Matablog posts this morning, either heralding titles out today, out a week from Friday or out the Tuesday following. We probably should’ve spaced this out a little more carefully, but we realize we’re competing with new video game consoles, Furbys, Cabbage Patch Graven-Idols and the like this Holiday season so there’s NO TIME FOR SUBTLETY.

The new Kurt Vile & The Violators 12″ EP, ‘It’s A Big World Out There (And I Am Scared)’ is out today, and the entire EP is available as a bonus CD inside the just released ‘Wakin On A Pretty Daze (Deluxe Haze)’ double CD(shown above). Kurt, who appears on tonight’s episode of “The Best Show On WFMU”, graciously provided us with the following liner notes :

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Kurt Vile To Appear On The Next-To-Next-To-Next-To-Next-To Last Episode Of “The Best Show On WFMU”

By Gerard on Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

“Lonestar Statesman” – photo by Aaron Sainz

How does a fellow follow being named one of GQ Magazine’s Men Of The Year? I don’t know how Daniel Craig, Tom Brady or Justin Timberlake might answer that question, but if you’re KURT VILE the answer is so blatantly obvious I can’t believe you didn’t see it coming from the goddamn headline above. Next Tuesday night, November 19 at 9pm eastern, Kurt will be be a guest on WFMU‘s “The Best Show On WFMU“, as host Tom Scharpling enters his final month of toiling for free weekly programs for the station. It’s hardly Kurt’s first appearance on “The Best Show”, but given the respective trajectories of their careers —- Kurt entering an orbit only occupied by the entertainment world’s biggest stars, Tom preparing for a transition his handlers say might make him “the next Pat O’Brien” — this could be the final time these two icons are in the same room.

Or maybe they do something similar in a few months. Either way, you won’t want to miss it.

Tour Tapes

By Gerard on Sunday, November 10th, 2013

Matador blew off Cassette Store Day this year — something about our misplacing our calendar. But that hasn’t stopped Kurt Vile and Chelsea Light Moving from putting together tour cassettes (splits with Merchandise and VBA, respectively).

Kurt Vile – “Feel My Pain” MP3 – from the ‘It’s A Big World Out There (And I Am Scared)’ EP

By Gerard on Monday, October 21st, 2013



As previously touted in this space
, on November 19, we’re releasing a new, 7-song 12″ EP from Kurt Vile, ‘It’s A Big World Out There (And I Am Scared)’ (preorder here) ; all 7 tracks will comprise the bonus disc on the 2XCD, ‘Wakin On A Pretty Daze: Deluxe Daze (Post Haze)’, also in stores November 19 (preorder here).  Here’s an MP3 from from the new EP, “Feel My Pain”

“Feel My Pain” – MP3

Kurt writes :

This track was recorded during the first cluster of sessions at Dreamland Studios, May 2012.
(same sessions that conjured up most of album opener “wakin on a pretty day” I should add!)

“Feel My Pain” is a particularly meticulous guitar composition that i remember playing over and over back when writing it and then even more so when i had finished it, sort-of possessed.

We added a lot to this later only to strip it back again favoring the raw to the chamber-pop this go ’round. Spectral arrangement and a mellow-ominous delivery (if such a thing is possible)…

KV- gtrs/vox
RL- bass

engineered by John Agnello
mixed by Rob Laakso
produced by KV & RL

(photo by Shawn Brackbill)

Kurt Vile & The Violators are at New York’s Terminal Five this Friday night, October 25, with support from Lee Ranaldo & The Dust and Beach Fossils.   Beach Fossils open the rest of the tour – dates after the jump  ; we’ll have 100 copies of the ‘It’s A Big World Out There’ 12″ EP on translucent red vinyl at the Terminal 5 show and another 100 on red at the Union Transfer show (Philadelphia) Saturday night.

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Kurt Vile: New EP, deluxe album and studio mixtape

By Stuart on Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

“it’s a big world out there (and i am scared)” is the new digital and 12″ vinyl EP from Kurt Vile and The Violators, out on November 19th with six of the seven new tracks previously unreleased.  The EP was recorded during the same sessions as the latest album and doubles as the bonus content for the newly announced 2xCD and digital album version of Wakin On A Pretty Daze: Deluxe Daze (Post Haze), also out November 19th.

Today Kurt shares a playlist at KurtVile.com of the mix CD he handed to the Violators and producer John Agnello before heading in to the studio for the recording of Wakin On A Pretty Daze, along with a message from Kurt (here) on the process of compiling the mix and its influence on recording.

Still out on the road for shows across North America and Europe, Kurt and The Violators continue touring, with European dates below.

“it’s a big world out there (and i am scared)” track-listing:
Side A
1. Never Run Away (string synth)
2. NRA Reprise
3. Feel My Pain
Side B
4. Snowflakes Extended
5. Wedding Budz
6. The Ghost of Freddie Roach
7. (reprise reprise)

Pre-order the “it’s a big world out there (and i am scared)” EP and Wakin On A Pretty Daze: Deluxe Daze (Post Haze) Album from the Matador Store.

North American tour dates:
September 25 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Warhol Sound Series @ Carnegie Music Hall
September 26 – Cincinatti, OH – Midpoint Music Festival
September 27 – Urbana, IL – Pygmalian Music Festival
October 12 – Mexico City, Mexico – Corona Capital Music Festival
October 25 – New York, NY – Terminal 5 ! %
October 26 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer !
October 27 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar !
October 28 – Charlotte, NC – Chop Shop !
October 29 – Athens, GA – 40 Watt !
October 31 – Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits !
November 01 — Miami, FL – Grand Central !
November 2 – Orlando, FL – The Social !
November 3 – Tallahassee, FL – Club Downunder !
November 4 – Mobile, AL – Alabama Music Box !
November 5 – New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jack’s !
November 6 – Houston, TX – Walter’s ! #
November 8 – Austin, TX — Fun Fun Fun Fest
November 11 – Oxford, MS – Proud Larry’s !
November 12 – Chattanooga, TN – JJ’s Bohemia !

! = Beach Fossils support
% = Lee Ranaldo and The Dust support
# = Merchandise support

European Tour Dates:
December
2nd – Autumn Falls @ Cirque Royale – Brussels, Belgium
3rd – Tivoli – Utrecht, Netherlands
4th – Zoom – Frankfurt, Germany
5th – Vega (main hall) – Copenhagen, Denmark
6th - Pustervik – Gothenburg, Sweden
7th – Debaser Medis – Stockholm, Sweden
8th – Mejeriet – Lund, Sweden
9th – Lido – Berlin, Germany
10th – Effenaar – Eindhoven, Netherlands
11th – Shepherds Bush Empire – London, UK
13th – Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, UK (SOLD OUT)
14th – Academy 2 – Manchester, UK
15th – Arches – Glasgow, UK
16th – The Fleece – Bristol, UK
17th – Concorde 2 – Brighton, UK
18th – Patronaat – Haarlem, Netherlands
19th – La Gaité Lyrique – Paris, France
20th – Le Grand Mix – Tourcoing, France