(watch my moves): Double Emerald Vinyl LP
Label: Fiction / Verve
Release Date: 15th April
It's the laidback OG, the chillfather with possibly our favourite guitar sound of the modern age and voice that slowly melts are cold hearts. Hook us up to a drip that delivers KV's guitar sound, with it's laidback chill, like a balearic hazy Neil Young, with his effortless dulcet tone, which will never not be cool and a general feel that recounts that sweetspot on a Saturday between morning and afternoon, just the right amount of laid-back but full of positivity.
For those who dig: KV stands alone at this point with one of the most satisfying and addictive guitar sounds in modern music.
Ravenously creative songwriter Kurt Vile broke through to mainstream success after years of steadily working on his craft. His laidback and drifting guitar rock took notes from masters like Neil Young, Sonic Youth, and Dinosaur Jr., exploring inventive guitar tones on meditative and often self-reflective songs. He co-founded the War on Drugs with friend Adam Granduciel in 2005, but quit shortly after the band got off the ground to focus more on his own music. After several albums on various indie labels, Vile signed with Matador in 2009 and would find increasing success with each new album. His 2013 album, Walkin' on a Pretty Daze, broke through bigger than anything before it, taking Vile's blurry-eyed musings and signature songwriting style to a worldwide audience. He would continue frequent collaborations, working with a multitude of special guests on his own records as well as co-creating albums with Steve Gunn and Courtney Barnett.