His fifth studio album, Wakin on a Pretty Daze, was released in 2013, with Laakso replacing Granduciel in his backing band. Now, … Regarding the current line-up of his backing band, Vile noted, "I’m playing with Jesse [Trbovich] and Rob [Laakso]. Kurt Vile and Cate Le Bon have pushed their spring tour to the summer. Travel can inspire in surprising ways: Kurt Vile discovered as much making his first record in three years, the eclectic and electrifying Bottle It In, which he recorded at various studios around the country over two very busy years, during sessions that usually punctuated the ends of long tours or family road trips. I like to climb it really slowly. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. "[7] Vile began writing songs on the banjo, describing his first self-penned track as: "a joke song. I was really into writing pretty primitive tunes, and really into recording. But that's just the way it looks. Born To Lose 24. So I'd kind of just play it like a guitar anyway. I got depressed so many times by my blue-collar life, and self-conscious about the fact that I didn't go to college. [9] After shipping the record to various labels, Vile signed with Matador Records in May 2009. "[21] Still in Rock ranked this LP as the 2nd best of 2015. Produced by Rob Laakso & Kurt Vile. "[7] Despite Vile's departure, Granduciel remained a member of his backing band, The Violators, with Granduciel noting, "There was never, despite what lazy journalists have assumed, any sort of falling out, or resentment. I had seen this cartoon about Superman and Lex Luthor; it was like the back history of why Lex Luthor hated Superman. Overview ↓ … "—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory. He was backing me up in my band when he started working on his own music, so I thought I’d return the favor. Influenced by Pavement, John Prine, Neil Young, Tom Petty, Dinosaur Jr. and John Fahey,[3] Vile began his musical career creating lo-fi home recordings with frequent collaborator Adam Granduciel in Philadelphia, with whom he has participated in early work by The War on Drugs as well as various solo projects. Watch below. It was a good instrumental; I knew all these chords, but then I was quoting a cartoon as the lyrics on top of it. Out Now Buy/Stream. Focusing on his solo career, Vile released two albums, Constant Hitmaker (2008) and God Is Saying This to You... (2009), compiling various home recordings dating back to 2003. The lead single from the album, "Pretty Pimpin", was Vile's best performing song to date, topping the Billboard Adult Alternative Songs chart in March 2016. Rivers Cuomo & Pink Siifu) 23. Kurt Samuel Vile (born January 3, 1980)[2] is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. Read Full Biography. GET MORE NBCLike NBC: http://Facebook.com/NBCFollow NBC: http://Twitter.com/NBCNBC Tumblr: http://NBCtv.tumblr.com/YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/nbcNBC Instagram: http://instagram.com/nbc Kurt Vile: Speed of the Sound of Loneliness- Late Night with Seth Meyershttps://youtu.be/Ji-Ud1z9QiALate Night with Seth Meyershttp://www.youtube.com/user/latenightseth [9] Regarding this time in his life, Vile noted "It was a really fast-paced job, unloading trucks. His 2017 release, Lotta Sea Lice, is a collaboration with Australian singer and guitarist Courtney Barnett. Join the mailing list. Philly guitar hero built a celebrated discography around his dazed and confused update to straightforward roots rock. Youtube; Kurt Vile 455. "[10], In 2003, after staying in Boston for two years, Vile moved back to Philadelphia, and began collaborating with musician and songwriter Adam Granduciel. How Lucky Lyrics [Intro] One, two A one, two, three [Verse 1: Kurt Vile] Today I … "[19], On September 24, 2013, Vile announced the release of a new EP, It's a Big World Out There (And I Am Scared), and a deluxe edition of Wakin on a Pretty Daze. October 23, 2020 Kurt Vile in “Kurt Vile - Team Joe Sings” (Kurt Vile/YouTube) Kurt Vile is the latest musician to perform in support of Joe Biden for the “Team Joe Sings” series. Running Red Lights (feat. Vile signed to Matador Records in 2009, and released his third album, Childish Prodigy, that same year. Our drummer is no longer with us, but other than that, different friends played drums on the record and we’re doing rehearsals with that right now. He is known for his solo work and as the former lead guitarist of rock band The War on Drugs. Feb. 6, 2019 | Bob Boilen — Kurt Vile exudes a casualness at the Tiny Desk in his style and body language that is so unlike most anxious artists who come to play behind my desk. They used to be friends, and then some giant stone of kryptonite fell and it made Lex Luthor's hair fall out, and he was like, 'You made all my hair fall out!' [17] Later in 2011, Vile released a companion EP, So Outta Reach, and appeared on his former band The War on Drugs' second studio album, Slave Ambient. I've made more music than Adam has, and have been doing my Kurt Vile thing for a little bit longer. His latest album, Bottle It In, was released on October 12, 2018. Steve Gunn joined the band as an "auxiliary Violator", during the band's May 2013 tour dates, with Vile noting, "It's impossible to just talk about Steve. [...] Rob Laakso is the newest member and Jesse has been a member forever. [5][6], At the age of fourteen, Kurt Vile was given a banjo by his father, with Vile noting, "I kind of wished [it] was a guitar. [24] He cites songwriters Randy Newman and Bob Dylan as influences in his lyrics and music. Kurt Vile is scrunched into a sofa in the Best Western Hollywood Hills' lobby. Album Bottle It In. Stream now on Peacock: https://bit.ly/3erP2gXSubscribe to Late Night: http://bit.ly/LateNightSeth Watch Late Night with Seth Meyers Weeknights 12:35/11:35c on NBC. Bottle it in. They were my number one choice. His lo-fi roots are reflected in new studio recordings that somehow feel both primitive and polished. YouTube Kurt Vile has performed three songs for Team Joe Sings, the online series that features musicians showing their support for the Joe Biden-Kamala Harris Democratic ticket in the Nov. 3 presidential election. Right when that [War on Drugs] record came out, I went to Europe with them, and also opened as Kurt Vile. What can I even say about him that touches that? I was always working super low-end jobs, being the complete opposite of what I wanted to be. March 20, 2011 • Kurt Vile possesses a warm grasp of both classic rock sounds and modern form. Name: Email: [12] Vile subsequently decided to leave The War on Drugs to concentrate on his solo career. "[14], In April 2009, Mexican Summer released God Is Saying This to You...; a collection of Vile's home recordings dating back to 2003 on vinyl only. The album peaked at #154 on the Billboard Top 200 and placed highly on many end-of-year lists, and in 2013 was named at number 475 in NME's '500 Greatest Albums of All Time'. [15] Upon its release, Vile had already recorded a studio album, Childish Prodigy, which Vile described as "definitely not as lo-fi" as his previous releases. Kurt Vile And The Violators perform "On Tour" live in the KEXP studio. That was right when I decided I wanted to concentrate on doing my own thing. Pink Siifu) 21. Shop for Vinyl, CDs and more from Kurt Vile at the Discogs Marketplace. NEW ALBUM SPEED, SOUND, LONELY KV OUT NOW BUY LISTEN TO "HOW LUCKY" Directed by Ryan Scott Listen to 'Baby's Arms' featuring The Sadies. Both in the studio and during live performances, Vile is accompanied by his backing band, The Violators, which currently includes Jesse Trbovich (bass, guitar, saxophone), Rob Laakso (guitar, bass) and Kyle Spence (drums). Kurt Vile 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. Visit Kurt's merch store. Karen O) 22. Musical guest Kurt Vile performs "Speed of the Sound of Loneliness" for Late Night with Seth Meyers.Late Night with Seth Meyers. Kurt Samuel Vile is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. "[8], Three years later, Vile created his first "mass-produced" tape at the age of seventeen. Kurt Vile Biography by Fred Thomas + Follow Artist. Previously the lead guitarist in the band The War on Drugs, he began his solo career in 2008.Though his name is sometimes assumed to be a pseudonym due to its similarity to German composer Kurt Weill, it is in fact his birth name, as given by his parents Donna and Charles Vile. Shortly after the release of Smoke Ring for My Halo, longtime Violators guitarist Adam Granduciel departed from the band to fully focus on The War on Drugs, with Vile noting, "Adam, he plays in The War on Drugs, his record came out a little after mine did, so at first he toured, and now he's obviously busy with that and now he's working on his new record.". People like to talk shit. In 2017, Vile and Courtney Barnett recorded the collaborative album Lotta Sea Lice, released on October 13. Kurt Vile Can’t Be Contained With his new album Bottle It In , the Philly indie-rock lifer expanded his horizons to make the most sweeping music of his career. b'lieve i'm goin down... was released September 25, 2015, on Matador Records. Album Speed, Sound, Lonely KV. [13] In 2009, Vile noted, "The War On Drugs got put out on a bigger label first, so, in the blogosphere, some claim that The War on Drugs was my first, main band. Kurt Vile (born 1980 in Philadelphia) is an American guitarist and singer. Explore releases from Kurt Vile at Discogs. I don't really consider my music indie rock or think that Matador cater only to indie rock, but I still feel I can relate most to Matador, more than any other label. In 2011, Vile released his fourth studio album, Smoke Ring for My Halo, which significantly increased his exposure. The lead single "Over Everything" was released on August 30, 2017 accompanied by the music video directed by Danny Cohen. And Constant Hitmaker came out around that same time. Featuring John Prine. Kurt Vile Kurt Vile Official Playlist KurtVile KurtVileVEVO Download b'lieve i'm goin down...: 01 Pretty Pimpin 02 I'm an Outlaw 03 Dust Bunnies 04 That's Life, tho (almost hate to say) 05 Wheelhouse 06 Life Like This 07 All in a Daze Work 08 Lost My Head there 09 Stand Inside 10 Bad Omens 11 Kidding Around 12 Wild Imagination Kurt Vile appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Thanksgiving night (November 26), performing his cover of John Prine’s “Speed of the Sound of Loneliness.” Watch below. "[7], While working on his home recordings, Vile worked as a forklift driver, from 2000 to 2002. Vile's backing band, The Violators, consists of: Vile performing at Roskilde Festival in 2011, It's a Big World Out There (And I Am Scared), "Kurt Vile: Classic Rock Meets Indie in the Ether", "Q&A: Kurt Vile on His Favorite Bob Seger Song and the Neil Young Solo That Changed His Life", "Kurt Vile: from Boston forklift driver to the Hotel California | Music", "Sincerely Ambient: An Interview with The War on Drugs", "Kurt Vile – God Is Saying This To You...", "Philadelphia's Kurt Vile writes hits, takes shit", "The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time: 500-401 - NME", "Steve Gunn's Time Off set for June 18 release; Steve to tour with Kurt Vile", "Wakin On A Pretty Daze: Deluxe Daze (Post Haze)", "Kurt Vile Talks 'All Over the Place' New Album", "Kurt Vile sings on new Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions single", "Kurt Vile Chart History – Billboard 200", "Kurt Vile Chart History: Adult Alternative Songs", "Kurt Vile Chart History: Alternative Rock", "Kurt Vile Chart History: Mexico Ingles Airplay", "Kurt Vile Returns With New Song "Loading Zones": Listen", "Kurt Vile's New Song "Bassackwards" Is as Floaty As You'd Hope - Noisey", "Listen to Kurt Vile's New Song "One Trick Ponies, "Kurt Vile's 'Speed, Sound, Lonely' EP: John Prine Duets on 'How Lucky' - Rolling Stone", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Kurt_Vile&oldid=991879679, Wikipedia articles with BIBSYS identifiers, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SUDOC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. He's so good; just listen to him. Gold Sky (feat. Breakdown of the finger picking pattern used on this recent Kurt Vile cover/duet of a John Prine song. Kurt Samuel Vile (born January 3, 1980) is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. Vile grew up in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia, and is the third oldest of ten children born to Charles and Donna Vile. Regarding his friendship with Granduciel, Vile noted, "We're essentially best friends. I really wanted that. But other than that, the Violators are me, Jesse, and Rob and we’ll see how it evolves. I just want to listen to him. KURT VILE Kurt Vile Image Kurt Vile (real name) has slowly, quietly become one of the great American guitarists and songwriters of our time. YouTube. He's too good! "[7] Granduciel and Vile released their debut studio album, Wagonwheel Blues, in 2008 and embarked on a tour in support of its release. When I was more independent, there were people who got really excited and there still are but once I got more press people started to comment on blogs. Vile has described it as "All over the place. The first stop on the North American trek was scheduled for April 8 in Chicago. Musical guest Kurt Vile performs \"Speed of the Sound of Loneliness\" for Late Night with Seth Meyers.Late Night with Seth Meyers. "[18] Priestess drummer Vince Nudo subsequently joined the band on drums and percussion, after performing on two of Wakin on a Pretty Daze's tracks. 19. About Kurt Vile. Dial D For Devotion (feat. "[16], Vile released his fourth studio album, Smoke Ring for My Halo, in 2011. There's like a faction of people, too, who like to talk shit, which is kind of new. I heard these people that made good music but it was still pretty raw, and had this real cult quality. Always Black (feat. Influenced by Pavement, Beck, Smog and the record label, Drag City, Vile noted, "I really thought I could be on Drag City. The duo subsequently formed the indie rock band The War on Drugs in 2005. The album was compiled from various home recordings and one studio recording of the song "Freeway". Kurt Vile paid tribute to the late singer with his recent EP Speed, Sound, Lonely KV. Kurt Vile) 20. Though music was my passion, I had a long way to go then and a lot to learn. I pretty much knew I was going to do music [with my life] then. The album was his first recorded in a studio and with the full participation of The Violators. I could probably get really professional right away, but I like to take baby steps and find my own way. It was a really stupid cartoon, but that was my song, 'You Made All My Hair Fall Out'. [11], At this time, Vile's debut solo album, Constant Hitmaker (2008), was released on Gulcher Records. AKA: Kurt S. Vile, Kurt Samuel Vile, and Kurt Vile and The Violators @kurtvile. [4][5] Although his surname is occasionally assumed to be a pseudonym or a pun on German composer Kurt Weill, it is his real birth name and the similarity to Weill's name is a coincidence. But I just fell into it, and I was also sorta shy. Everything you can imagine I've done... That's where I'm at now, that I can sort of tap into every world and make it cohesive. In 2018, Vile announced his seventh solo studio album, Bottle It In, released on October 12, 2018. Support slots with Dinosaur Jr, Thurston Moore and Fucked Up followed the album's release. Vile sings lead vocals on The Sadies song "It's Easy (Like Walking)" on their 2017 album Northern Passages. It was definitely a pretty rough time. All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen shares his favorite new tracks, including a collaboration between Kurt Vile and John Prine, queer country from Shamir, … [...] It's like climbing a ladder. "[9], Recorded with backing band The Violators, Childish Prodigy was released on October 6, 2009, and increased Vile's exposure significantly. Jesse Trbovich – guitars, bass guitar, saxophone, This page was last edited on 2 December 2020, at 07:58. Youtube; How Lucky Kurt Vile. Wakin on a Pretty Daze was released on April 9, 2013. Youtube; Mutinies Kurt Vile. Regarding his new position, Vile stated, "Obviously there's more touring, more press and more hype which I won't say is not deserved. Sure, he’s done this Tiny Desk thing before, with Courtney Barnett. [20], On March 6, 2015, Vile announced that he was working on his sixth studio album, with recording taking place across different locations in the United States. KURT VILE. Vile noted, "It's a perfect fit. Recorded 9/28/2011. They’re steady members. By Eric Renner Brow n Vile is married to Suzanne, a teacher, and has two daughters. 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