Kurt Vile – So Outta Reach EP and deluxe edition of album November 8, The Creature MP3 now

On November 8, Kurt Vile will be releasing a brand-new 6-song EP on the 12″ vinyl and digital formats, entitled So Outta Reach. The EP contains 5 original songs initially recorded during the sessions for Smoke Ring For My Halo but not used for the album, which were reworked with producer John Agnello this summer. In addition, the EP contains a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Downbound Train.”

On the same day there will be a deluxe 2-CD version of Smoke Ring For My Halo with a new color cover. The deluxe CD will include the So Outta Reach EP on a second disc, all at the same price as a regular CD.

Download new track “The Creature” here:

The Creature (192k mp3)

So Outta Reach EP track listing:

1. The Creature
2. It’s Alright
3. Life’s A Beach
4. Laughing Stock
5. Downbound Train
6. (so outta reach)

We have three preorder options, all of which come with a free poster:

Preorder the 12″ or digital EP
Preorder a special vinyl bundle of the 12″ EP plus the original vinyl LP of Smoke Ring For My Halo for only $20
Preorder the deluxe 2-CD set

Kurt Vile hits the road again with his full band starting at Austin City Limits on Friday, September, and then continuing through to the West Coast with Bright Eyes. He then plays Northeast dates with the Flaming Lips in October, followed by blowout year-end shows in New York and Philadelphia to celebrate the EP and deluxe edition release in November:

Fri – 9/16 – Austin TX – Austin City Limits
Sat – 9/17 – Austin TX – Stubb’s – Bright Eyes (ACL aftershow)
Sun – 9/18 – El Paso TX – Tricky Falls
Mon – 9/19 – Albuquerque NM – Sunshine Theatre – Bright Eyes
Wed – 9/21 – San Diego CA – SOMA – Bright Eyes
Fri – 9/23 – Los Angeles CA – Hollywood Forever – Bright Eyes
Sat – 9/24 – Las Vegas NV – Boulevard Pool at Cosmopolitan – Bright Eyes
Sun – 9/25 – Santa Barbara CA – Santa Barbara Bowl – Bright Eyes
Mon – 9/26 – Reno NV – Knitting Factory – Bright Eyes
Wed – 9/28 – Seattle WA – Paramount Theatre – Bright Eyes
Fri – 9/30 – San Francisco CA – Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
Mon – 10/24 – Portland ME – State Theater – The Flaming Lips
Tue – 10/25 – Rochester NY – Main Street Armory – The Flaming Lips
Thu – 10/27 – Norfolk VA – The NorVa – The Flaming Lips
Fri – 11/11 – New York NY – Webster Hall
Sat – 11/12 – Philadelphia PA – Union Transfer

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8 thoughts on “Kurt Vile – So Outta Reach EP and deluxe edition of album November 8, The Creature MP3 now”

  1. While I’m happy that there’s more KV on the way, this is shitty news for dumb suckers like me who bought Smoke Ring (with real American $$$!) the week it was released. I don’t understand why record companies wanna reissue months-old albums and reward latecomers. That just seems completely backwards.

  2. I completely understand your frustration. Unfortunately, deluxe reissues are one of the only ways to reignite media attention and store orders in a release when it’s 8-9 months old. Coverage is so focused on NEW-NEW-NEW that it can be very difficult to expand people’s attention in a record and an artist 8-9 months after release – particularly when you’re looking at going beyond an initial, much “cooler” perhaps audience that bought it the first time out.

    I look at it this way – because this happens to me all the time as a music consumer too – I got to own the album for almost a year before these other people got a shot at it. And I can buy the extra tracks digitally or on vinyl if I want.

    It’s not perfect, but it’s the business the way it’s currently constituted.

  3. I wish you would bring back the buy early get now more often, even if you held back some of the digital tracks for the months old reissues. It would seem much friendlier to people who pre-order/pick up albums when they’re first on sale.

  4. Hi bcpl,

    In this case, the tracks actually weren’t finished prior to release of Smoke Ring, so we couldn’t have released them then even if Kurt had wanted to. He finished them off in June and added the Springsteen cover.

    Very frequently we simply don’t have the extra material to offer to BEGN customers.

    Also, some people hate BEGN! They don’t like the extra complexity.

    We do our best to please everyone, but it’s not always possible. Frequently we’re stuck between what consumers want (music immediately) and what the media / stores want (3 months+ lead time), and we’re forced to try to find a middle ground to do our best for the record and the band.

    Thanks for your comments in any event – this kind of feedback is always useful.


  5. Sorry, just noticed that you suggested holding back the extra material. I get it – it’s just that we would have had to have known that there would be extra material, and that Kurt would eventually want to release it. So much future-predicting, and BEGNs are complex to set up and manage. When they work, they’re great – when they don’t, they’re a huge drain on resources here and with our participating stores and can create bad feelings. I think they’ve generally been successful, but we try to only do them when we definitely know what we’re going to have to offer people as extras. In this case, we didn’t.

  6. Just out of curiosity, why is the Springsteen track not included in the download that comes with the vinyl?

  7. Hi Brian,

    Springsteen controls the publishing on that track so a double mechanical royalty would need to be paid. It also opens all sorts of cans of worms when you “give away” (as publishers see it) other people’s compositions. Our policy is thus not to include cover songs on download coupons (same on Cat Power’s The Covers Album and Jukebox LPs).


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