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Free Music Monday: Kurt Vile "Wakin On a Pretty Day"

By February 18, 2013

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Artist: Kurt Vile
Track: "Wakin On a Pretty Day"
From: Wakin On a Pretty Daze LP
Label: Matador
Released: April 9, 2013

Hey laidback bros: laidback bro Kurt Vile has a laidback new LP, Wakin On a Pretty Daze coming out, and laidback first single "Wakin On a Pretty Day" is so laid back in lays back into nine-and-a-half minutes of swaying-in-a-hammock-sippin'-sweet-iced-tea psychedelia.

Vile's last LP, 2011's Smoke Ring for My Halo, made him into a breakout act; and now his fourth album seems likely to push him further to the fore of festival-staple indie acts.

On "Wakin On a Pretty Day," Vile settles into a sound that sounds like Dinosaur Jr's 'ear-bleeding country' at its most countryish. With little-to-no coincidence, the LP was produced by John Agnello, who has a long, long working relationship with J. Mascis and co. Photo Shawn Brackbill


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