Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Kurt Vile - Twilight Concert Series - Preview

Kurt Vile is a guitarist and singer from Philadelphia, PA. He has 4 solo albums out since he started his solo career in 2008.   Here is a little info on Kurt Vile pulled from his Bio here...
"Vile's passion for music was encouraged by his father, a bluegrass aficionado who bought him a banjo. Vile eventually advanced from the banjo to other instruments, primarily guitar, and began writing songs that he would record at home. These lo-fi home recordings, often featuring drum machines and other one-man-band, lo-fi adornment, were compiled on a series of CD-Rs that Vile would release in limited editions." It is also well known that he was a the former guitarist for the band War On Drugs and also before he really launched his solo career he was driving a forklift for his job. His latest album 'Smoke Ring For My Halo' has been dubbed a work of genius by several music critics and fans alike. His song writing skills are an inspired affair and the music that is created gets you hooked for good.

Kurt Vile's Albums to Date:
  • Constant Hitmaker (2008, Gulcher Records; 2009, Woodsist Records)
  • God Is Saying This To You (2009, Mexican Summer)
  • Childish Prodigy (2009, Matador Records)
  • Smoke Ring For My Halo (2011, Matador Records)
This 'Baby's Arms' song from Kurt Vile's latest album has to be in consideration for song of the year. The more I listen to it the more I want to continue to listen to it. It is a very powerful, sincere and honest song that hooks you in. Here is the official music video for Kurt Vile's 'Baby's Arms' from Smoke Ring For My Halo released on Matador Records. It was directed and filmed by Todd Cole entirely on the Windows Phone. 

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