Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile new single! with the sweetest video..

Continental Breakfast
taken from forthcoming LP 
‘Lotta Sea Lice’
released October 13th  
on Milk! Recordings/ Remote Control

“Harmonies and guitarmonies galore” Courtney

“An intercontinental country duo for the ages (minus the country, haha)” Kurt

By now you would have heard that Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, two of the most accomplished songwriters of their generation, are releasing a very special collaborative album, Lotta Sea Lice October 13th – at once a glorious peek behind the studio doors of two acclaimed artists and an unabashed celebration of their unique, longstanding friendship.

After the runaway success of opening single Over Everything, the video for their magical new single Continental Breakfast gently pushes the door open just a little bit further. Using intimate home footage shot over four days of Kurt and Courtney in their respective family environments surrounded by friends and relatives, Continental Breakfast  goes beyond being a mere music video and becomes a mini documentary of sorts, capturing candid, honest moments that show the loving and playful nature of both musicians.

Director Danny Cohen says:

‘Continental Breakfast’ was made while spending time with Courtney and Kurt in Melbourne and Philadelphia, it’s an intimate home movie into their lives and the time spent with family and friends between recording /touring. Shot on 16mm, the mini-documentary captures honest moments that show the loving and playful nature of both Courtney and Kurt. It was such a treat to experience life with Courtney and Kurt in their natural habitats. It really left me feeling like part of the family and hopefully fans can feel that too.

It’s just another delightful layer to what is already promising to be one of the most compelling albums of the year.
 www.courtneybarnettandkurtvile.com

Kurt Vile launches new track ‘Life Like This’

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KURT VILE LAUNCHES NEW TRACK
 
WATCH ‘LIFE LIKE THIS’ VIDEO
 
b’lieve i’m goin down…
 
OUT SEPTEMBER 25 ON MATADOR RECORDS

Kurt Vile follows his opening single ‘Pretty Pimpin’ with the downbeat ‘Life Like This’. The second track to be taken from his forthcoming album b’lieve i’m goin down… (out September 25th via Matador Records), it sees the Philadelphia native behind the piano in contemplative mood. 

Kurt also stars in the accompanying Adam Avilla-directed video, where he is slowly transported to a dream-like animated world populated by drumming gorillas. 

 Watch the ‘Life Like This’ video at https://youtu.be/J0p3AiVkWzU

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 Catch Kurt Vile and his Violators on tour in the New Year:

10-12 January 2016

McLaren Valley Music & Arts Festival (near Tauranga)

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b’lieve i’m goin down… is Vile’s sixth album, and shows Kurt both deeply introspective and briskly self-assured. As longtime fan Kim Gordon wrote about the album: “Kurt does his own myth-making; a boy/man with an old soul voice in the age of digital everything becoming something else, which is why this focused, brilliantly clear and seemingly candid record is a breath of fresh air. Recorded and mixed in a number of locations, including Los Angeles and Joshua Tree, b’lieve i’m goin down… is a handshake across the country, east to west coast, thru the dustbowl history (“valley of ashes”) of woody honest strait forward talk Guthrie, and a cali canyon dead still nite floating in a nearly waterless landscape. The record is all air, weightless, bodyless, but grounded in convincing authenticity, in the best version of a singer songwriter up cycling.” 

Here are a couple of interviews Kurt did while recording the album, to get a sense where he’s coming from: ROLLING STONE, SPIN

Kurt Vile – b’lieve i’m goin down… 

New Album – September 25th

on Matador / Rhythmethod

iTunes: http://smarturl.it/blieve_im_goin_downi

Google Play: http://smarturl.it/blieve_im_goin_downg

Streaming: http://smarturl.it/blieve_im_goin_downs

or pre-order the CD or delicious vinyl LP from your favourite indie record store.

Scrumptious!

 

KURT VILE DEBUTS ‘PRETTY PIMPIN’ & DETAILS ON THE ALBUM

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KURT VILE DEBUTS ‘PRETTY PIMPIN’ – FIRST TRACK/VIDEO FROM UPCOMING LP

b’lieve i’m goin down… OUT SEPTEMBER 25 ON MATADOR RECORDS

Today Kurt Vile (real name) released details of his upcoming album, and its first single, ‘Pretty Pimpin’. b’lieve i’m goin down… will be released worldwide September 25th on Matador Records.

Watch the ‘Pretty Pimpin’ video:

b’lieve i’m goin down… TRACK LISTING

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KURT VILE GUEST PROGRAMMES RAGE THIS SATURDAY

Were you thinkin’ of hitting the clubs or maybe staying out all night on your BMX this Saturday night?

We have a better idea! Watch Kurt Vile guest programme rage this Saturday!

Kurt’s takeover includes videos from the Beastie Boys, Rowland S Howard and Prince.

You can watch a snippet of the selection Saturday morning from 10.30 – 11am and the full programme Saturday night from 11.40pm til the early morning on ABC1.

FASTER LOUDER’S READERS POLL

We received some top rankings in this year’s readers poll for Faster Louder

#42 Sigur Rós – Kveikur
#41 Savages – Silence Yourself
#39 King Krule – 6 Feet Beneath The Moon
#34 Atoms For Peace – Amok
#20 Kurt Vile – Wakin On A Pretty Daze
#7 Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires Of The City
#5 The National – Trouble Will Find Me
#2 Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork

Read the full list here

MP3: KURT VILE – ‘FEEL MY PAIN’

“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 15th via Matador / Rhythmethod, with six of the seven 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 in Australia on November 15th.

Grab a free download of ‘Feel My Pain’, a new track from the forthcoming EP.

Download: Kurt Vile and The Violators – ‘Feel My Pain’

Kurt Vile is playing Laneway 2014.