Articles tagged kurt vile

13 Jun 2013 // 1:00 AM

Primavera Sound 2013: Days 3 and 4, Barcelona

Primavera's certainly evolved from where it started out early last decade, but it hasn't lost its special vibe that's unmatched by most of its competition.

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12 Jun 2013 // 4:57 AM

Primavera Sound 2013: Days 1 and 2, Barcelona

Over the last few years, Primavera Sound has separated itself from other festivals that are similar on the surface by booking consistently interesting lineups highlighted by a handful of acts that don't just play anywhere.

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Kurt Vile: Wakin’ on a Pretty Daze

Disengagement is something Kurt Vile sentimentalises, but his newest record is brighter, more self-satisfying.

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Austin City Limits 2011: James Blake + Kurt Vile

When it comes to James Blake’s music, it has been an extremely slow journey towards appreciation for me, which might just be an appropriate pace given his style of music.

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The War on Drugs: Slave Ambient

On the long awaited second album, the War on Drugs takes its ambient folk to the next level, perfecting non-monumental classic rock, arena songs for an audience of loners.

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The Day the (AM) Music Died

There are songs played on AM radio that I would never put on at home, or want to hear in a bar or on an iPod; they only seem to sound good on a tinny AM receiver, especially the one in my car.

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The War on Drugs: Wagonwheel Blues

Wagonwheel Blues daubs electronic and acoustic watercolor sketches of Americana from the Midwest prairie through the lonesome crowded west on to the beaches and rocky shores.

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A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

// Notes from the Road

"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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