never too early to anticipate a new Kurt Vile record - Wakin On A Pretty Daze? (2013)

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http://www.mxdwn.com/2012/12/22/news/kurt-vile-reveals-upcoming-album-title-wakin-on-a-pretty-daze-via-graffiti-art/

"You turn it on and it sounds like me," Vile recently told SPIN's David Bevan, describing the new record. "But the guitar playing is better and the ideas are new."

nostormo, Sunday, 23 December 2012 19:24 (1 year ago) Permalink

Wakin On A Pretty Daze?---> Wakin On A Pretty Daze!

nostormo, Sunday, 23 December 2012 19:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

mods, please correct

nostormo, Sunday, 23 December 2012 19:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

double album

Side A:
1. Wakin On A Pretty Day
2. KV Crimes
3. Was All Talk

Side B:
4. Girl Called Alex
5. Never Run Away
6. Pure Pain

Side C:
7. Too Hard
8. Shame Chamber
9. Snowflakes Are Dancing

Side D:
10. Air Bud
11. Goldtone

mizzell, Monday, 11 February 2013 15:53 (1 year ago) Permalink

opening/ almost title track is drifty/dreamy with some extended guitar. doesn't sound too different from smoke rings. looking forward to this album.

mizzell, Monday, 11 February 2013 15:58 (1 year ago) Permalink

sounds like a slow version of In My Time, and the electric guitar, and somewhat like War On Drugs

nostormo, Monday, 11 February 2013 16:42 (1 year ago) Permalink

Smoke Ring didnt have that breezy electric guitar.
great tune.

nostormo, Monday, 11 February 2013 16:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

awesome guitar solo at the end

nostormo, Monday, 11 February 2013 16:49 (1 year ago) Permalink

Between this, Mac DeMarco, Real Estate, and Cass McCombs, I think I've found my favorite "current" sound.

Evan, Monday, 11 February 2013 17:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

highly anticipating this

dmr, Monday, 11 February 2013 17:52 (1 year ago) Permalink

Mac DeMarco sounds a little like Vile early stuff

nostormo, Monday, 11 February 2013 18:02 (1 year ago) Permalink

Yeah all of those I've listed to me are very close in sound in one way or another. I'm seeking more of that sound as well.

Evan, Monday, 11 February 2013 18:42 (1 year ago) Permalink

ariel pink?

nostormo, Monday, 11 February 2013 18:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

I guess so, I wasn't sold with Haunted Graffiti but liked a track or two I heard here and there from the last record.

Evan, Monday, 11 February 2013 18:52 (1 year ago) Permalink

My impression is that Ariel Pink isn't as measured as the others, that's part of what I like about all of them.

Evan, Monday, 11 February 2013 18:54 (1 year ago) Permalink

cleaners from venus is good if you haven't heard 'em, early 80s brit diy stuff along these lines.

Spectrum, Monday, 11 February 2013 18:58 (1 year ago) Permalink

Have you heard Woods?

Trip Maker, Monday, 11 February 2013 18:58 (1 year ago) Permalink

have you heard Pavement?

nostormo, Monday, 11 February 2013 19:09 (1 year ago) Permalink

Have you heard The Fall?

Z S, Monday, 11 February 2013 19:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

Have you heard Mozart?

administrator galina (Matt P), Monday, 11 February 2013 19:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart?

administrator galina (Matt P), Monday, 11 February 2013 19:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

Larry Mozart yes, not W.A. Mozart though

Z S, Monday, 11 February 2013 19:20 (1 year ago) Permalink

Have you heard music?

nostormo, Monday, 11 February 2013 19:20 (1 year ago) Permalink

Thanks! Love Cleaners From Venus, kind of like Woods (they're from my home town area apparently- kind of a fun fact), love Pavement though they generally exude more hip angst than the cited bands in my opinion, love the Fall.

Evan, Monday, 11 February 2013 19:21 (1 year ago) Permalink

Mozart is too angst-y as well...

haven't listened to music in forever, should revisit.

Evan, Monday, 11 February 2013 19:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

Clientele is like the UK version of all this imo, too.

Evan, Monday, 11 February 2013 19:26 (1 year ago) Permalink

The potentially double album was written on the road, reunites the band with longtime Dinosaur Jr. producer and Smoke Ring tracker John Agnello, and features guests like Farmer Dave Scher of Beachwood Sparks, Warpaint drummer Stella Mozgawa, Jennifer Herrema of Royal Trux, and Woods frontman Jeremy Earl. In a interview with Spin, Vile called the album “our [Fleetwood Mac's] Tusk, but no cheese. Just rock.”

nostormo, Monday, 11 February 2013 19:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

Between this, Mac DeMarco, Real Estate, and Cass McCombs, I think I've found my favorite "current" sound.

yeah, i think the DeMarco album is the best of the lot

Old Boy In Network (Michael B), Monday, 11 February 2013 19:42 (1 year ago) Permalink

i just listened to the mac demarco album (2), and it has it's moments, but i'm not sure i'm going to be able to overcome my hatred of a few guitar strumming styles that he relies on too often. i have no idea how to explain in words what i mean, but i'm talking about the strumming style used at the very beginning of "Cooking up Something good", and also the strum where you mute the 2's and 4's, like at the beginning of ""Still Together". i have too many painful memories of being stuck in a room with a guy who played nothing but that style while staring intensely at me and repeatedly asking for feedback. i'll keep listening, though!

Z S, Monday, 11 February 2013 19:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

i shudder to say it, but i realized what it is: it's the dave matthews band guitar strum. i have trouble getting past it.

Z S, Monday, 11 February 2013 19:53 (1 year ago) Permalink

Yeah that is truly a very jam-band guitar style, though I think it is offset by the style of everything else around it in this case.

Evan, Monday, 11 February 2013 20:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

really don't get this guy (kurt v)

flopson, Monday, 11 February 2013 21:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

he doesn't get you either

nostormo, Monday, 11 February 2013 21:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

i've heard his solo live show is better but i saw him with the violators and it just dragged like nothing i've ever seen

flopson, Monday, 11 February 2013 21:48 (1 year ago) Permalink

never saw him live, but from what ive seen on youtube - it seems a bore

nostormo, Monday, 11 February 2013 21:50 (1 year ago) Permalink

i saw him live a couple of times a few years ago and hated him every time, but the records are great, especially the last one.

mizzell, Monday, 11 February 2013 22:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

Live was alright, but I didn't really get into him fully until afterwards.

Evan, Tuesday, 12 February 2013 01:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

this rules very hard

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 19 February 2013 23:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

http://www.thecurrent.org/feature/2013/03/04/kurt-vile

^live in-studio radio performance (solo)

in a chef-driven ambulance (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 4 March 2013 23:09 (1 year ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

new song ,Never Run Away, cool clip with his daughter:

http://pitchfork.com/news/50051-listenwatch-kurt-vile-debuts-new-single-never-run-away-in-commercial-featuring-his-daughter/

nostormo, Thursday, 21 March 2013 18:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

song is nice, i guess.not as good as the first one.

i like how he quietly plays air guitar with his fingers on that clip.

nostormo, Thursday, 21 March 2013 20:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

What's the first one, again? This is the first thing I've heard from the new release.

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nostormo, Thursday, 21 March 2013 20:42 (1 year ago) Permalink

it seems the new record is going to sound like Smoke Ring, but with a more "professional" production (by John Agnello)

fine by me!

nostormo, Thursday, 21 March 2013 20:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

first review of the new record (4.5 stars out of 5):

http://aestheticmagazinetoronto.com/2013/03/30/album-review-kurt-vile-wakin-on-a-pretty-daze/

nostormo, Sunday, 31 March 2013 13:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

i'm excited to hear this

teledyldonix, Sunday, 31 March 2013 16:09 (1 year ago) Permalink

whole album stream!
sounds AWESOME!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2013/apr/01/kurt-vile-pretty-daze-album-stream

nostormo, Monday, 1 April 2013 12:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

the production is rich and full of small details, as oppose to smoke ring which was more stripped down.
maybe he was jealous of War On Drugs?

anyway, sounds like the sort of an album it's hard not to love.
Vile for the Masses, in a good way.

nostormo, Monday, 1 April 2013 12:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

streaming on npr too, this sounds gorgeous

ums (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 1 April 2013 16:58 (1 year ago) Permalink

Is it wrong of me to suggest that this record sounds a LOT like Frank Black and the Catholics as a jam band? (I personally don't think that's a bad thing, by the way.)

@GracieLoPan #fyi (Display Name (this cannot be changed):), Monday, 1 April 2013 17:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

dang, i was kinda hoping there was a chopped and screwed version floating around out there

your holiness, we have an official energy drink (Z S), Thursday, 11 April 2013 15:42 (1 year ago) Permalink

kurt takes-a-while

乒乓, Thursday, 11 April 2013 15:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

Yeah, I was definitely hoping it was some kind of secret "Hot Buttered Vile" version or something.

slagterm, Thursday, 11 April 2013 15:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

were my ears deceiving me or was one tune a heavy "boys of summer" homage?

never thought of it that way but i totally get what you mean. i really like that one.

teddy dominatrix (dyl), Thursday, 11 April 2013 17:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

Shame chamber is great but I always expect J Mascis to start singing when it comes on

Heez, Saturday, 13 April 2013 02:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

great album - after 'Halo', I thought this was the kind of artist from whom one album was enough but I've been proved wrong. Great sunny highway driving music too. Surprised no one has mentionned 'Stoned & Dethroned' as a reference.

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Wednesday, 24 April 2013 14:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

crestfallen aaaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnnnd

j., Saturday, 27 April 2013 03:38 (1 year ago) Permalink

damn, this is good:

http://www.spin.com/reviews/kurt-vile-wakin-on-a-pretty-daze-matador/

j., Saturday, 27 April 2013 03:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

"Wakin on a Pretty Day" sound a lot like "Major Leagues"

Old Boy In Network (Michael B), Saturday, 27 April 2013 09:54 (1 year ago) Permalink

I'd never previously listened to Kurt Vile, but Wakin' on a Pretty Daze is my favorite album of 2013 so far.

jaymc, Monday, 29 April 2013 17:50 (1 year ago) Permalink

better than mbv? no way. compared to that it's a little bit of a bore i'd say.

it's the distortion, stupid! (alex in mainhattan), Tuesday, 30 April 2013 21:05 (1 year ago) Permalink

I'd never previously listened to Kurt Vile, but Wakin' on a Pretty Daze is my favorite album of 2013 so far.

Same here, loving this album, went out and bought the vinyl after two listens.

Gavin, Leeds, Tuesday, 30 April 2013 21:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

Got this on vinyl the other day. Absolute perfection. Less of a...'vibe' to it than Smoke Ring had/has, but the songs are incredible. I could listen to Goldtone all day.

the Shearer of simulated snowsex etc. (Dwight Yorke), Tuesday, 30 April 2013 22:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

new video for 'never run away' with a slightly different mix! http://www.npr.org/blogs/allsongs/2013/05/01/180361194/kurt-viles-hazy-philadelphia-adventure?sc=tw&cc=share

diamonddave85, Thursday, 2 May 2013 16:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

lol why didn't i notice one of these songs was called "Air Bud", classic flick

jay-z's ansari (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 3 May 2013 19:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

air bud owns (in both incarnations)

ciderpress, Friday, 3 May 2013 19:02 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah i'm kinda hungover and bummed out and this record is really great right now, it's better when you're kinda zone out

jay-z's ansari (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 3 May 2013 19:04 (1 year ago) Permalink

It's us a nice day for this in New York

calstars, Friday, 3 May 2013 19:54 (1 year ago) Permalink

I like to think a part of this records success is due to Stella

calstars, Tuesday, 7 May 2013 19:03 (1 year ago) Permalink

this is a great record, it has a positive vibe, something few records seem to have over-all.

it's the distortion, stupid! (alex in mainhattan), Wednesday, 8 May 2013 20:20 (1 year ago) Permalink

I just listened to this on an airplane, good traveling music, zen & poignant

jay-z's ansari (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 11 May 2013 05:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

this album is so awesome. he brings the golden tones

reggie (qualmsley), Saturday, 11 May 2013 06:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

Video for "KV Crimes" is out, and I like it a lot.

http://youtu.be/uGTwH8eCn5o

Maria Tesla Pizzeria, Friday, 7 June 2013 11:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

Just realized his initials are 'KV'

More Than a Century With the Polaris Emblem (calstars), Friday, 7 June 2013 12:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

str8 up, is that Ned Ragget's photo on side D of the vinyl set?

the Shearer of simulated snowsex etc. (Dwight Yorke), Friday, 23 August 2013 20:54 (11 months ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

i love this record so much

lucille baller (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 19 September 2013 23:01 (11 months ago) Permalink

i've come around on this one, had to be in the right mood to get it i guess

Spectrum, Thursday, 19 September 2013 23:05 (11 months ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

for reasons beyond my control i have to see this dude play tonight. i like his records just fine but i am not expecting much from the show. anyone caught this tour?

also something called "beach fossils" is opening which sounds pretty terrible

adam, Tuesday, 5 November 2013 18:10 (9 months ago) Permalink

This album sounded great in the spring, a little less so when I listened to it again recently, but still one of my favorites of the year.

Geoffrey Schweppes (jaymc), Tuesday, 5 November 2013 18:39 (9 months ago) Permalink

"a little less so when I listened to it again recently"

otm

nostormo, Tuesday, 5 November 2013 18:47 (9 months ago) Permalink

he's great live.

Defund Phil Collins (stevie), Tuesday, 5 November 2013 19:31 (9 months ago) Permalink

The last time I played this record in whole was sitting on my dad's pontoon boat at his lakehouse over the summer and it was pretty much A+ perfect and I'm afraid to spoil the magic by playing it again.

JACK SQUAT about these Charlie Nobodies (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 5 November 2013 20:02 (9 months ago) Permalink

the first half is way better than the second

nostormo, Tuesday, 5 November 2013 20:17 (9 months ago) Permalink

wrong

sleeve, Tuesday, 5 November 2013 20:30 (9 months ago) Permalink

I could listen to Goldtone all day.

― the Shearer of simulated snowsex etc. (Dwight Yorke), Tuesday, April 30, 2013

sleeve, Tuesday, 5 November 2013 20:31 (9 months ago) Permalink

Might be seeing him tonight as well but not super fussed. Someone get me excited. Favourite song of his is that remix of Runner Ups. :/

Insane Prince of False Binaries (Gukbe), Tuesday, 5 November 2013 21:15 (9 months ago) Permalink

just crank the first track on this album, if that doesn't get you jammin g out then probably not gonna happen

ciderpress, Tuesday, 5 November 2013 21:20 (9 months ago) Permalink

ennui is a motherfucker right guys?

Defund Phil Collins (stevie), Tuesday, 5 November 2013 21:26 (9 months ago) Permalink

it's not so bad but it can get to you

j., Wednesday, 6 November 2013 03:17 (9 months ago) Permalink

man

j., Wednesday, 6 November 2013 03:17 (9 months ago) Permalink

I like him live but the best part is often the acoustic solo bit to start the encore imo. not that the band is bad but he's great by himself.

dmr, Thursday, 7 November 2013 17:03 (9 months ago) Permalink

http://store.matadorrecords.com/wakin-on-a-pretty-daze-deluxe-daze-post-haze

deeluxe versh comes w/ EP

BONUS DISC
1. Never Run Away (string synth)
2. NRA Reprise
3. Feel My Pain
4. Snowflakes Extended
5. Wedding Budz
6. The Ghost Of Freddie Roach
7. (reprise reprise)

out next week

j., Saturday, 16 November 2013 01:32 (9 months ago) Permalink

...cue chorus of outrage from the folks who bought it the first time around, or on vinyl.

sleeve, Saturday, 16 November 2013 01:46 (9 months ago) Permalink

outraged kurt vile fans

j., Saturday, 16 November 2013 01:54 (9 months ago) Permalink

bogue

CANONICAL artists, etc., etc. (contenderizer), Saturday, 16 November 2013 02:39 (9 months ago) Permalink

looks like that bonus disc is available separately, it is credited to Kurt Vile & The Violators.

sleeve, Thursday, 21 November 2013 18:24 (9 months ago) Permalink

yeah it's on spotify...one real keeper is the ghost of freddie roach, good tune

some longer/alt version of album tracks...the last song is a cool little instrumental snippet but it's only about 1:30 long...

no one that bought the vinyl is really missing out that much imo

lorde willin' (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 21 November 2013 19:02 (9 months ago) Permalink

5 months pass...

Kuer Vile + The Violators Live:
are they boring as the youtube live clips suggests?

nostormo, Thursday, 15 May 2014 15:28 (3 months ago) Permalink

pretty much

Number None, Friday, 16 May 2014 09:19 (3 months ago) Permalink

bummer..

nostormo, Friday, 16 May 2014 14:13 (3 months ago) Permalink


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