Kurt Vile


Slowly and quietly, Vile has become one of America’s finest guitarists and songwriters. His early self-distributed CDs were dreamy, psychedelic tangles of damaged-but-lyrical songcraft signaling a major new artist emerging from the hinterland. The Violators debuted on the 2009 The Hunchback EP, and created an intense, vivid, ecstatic sound on Childish Prodigy. His breakthrough Smoke Ring For My Halo was enticingly reflective and the recent double LP, Wakin On A Pretty Daze, blends fingerpicking and heavy guitar workouts to create timeless, expansive songs.

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