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Kurt Vile – Wakin On A Pretty Day
taken from Kurt VileWakin On A Pretty Daze,” out on April 9th via Matador.

Pure X – Things In My Head
taken from Pure X “Crawling Up The Stairs,” out on May 14th via Acephale.



NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert, June 11, 2012
Daniel Johnston w/Sweet Lights

SPACE DUCKS:
an infinite comic book of musical greatness
is a visceral, engaging work of art by celebrated singer/songwriter Daniel Johnston. The book combines the unique and brilliant characters, images and words of Daniel Johnston along with Daniel’s amazing music, and the musical and artistic contributions of fans, to create a one-of-a-kind interactive comic book experience. This project combines Daniel’s music and art to create a must-see experience for art, music, and comic fans everywhere. –BOOM! Studios 


by Albert Birney


Sweet Lights – Endless Town
Director: Albert Birney / Animator: Vanessa Lauria / jubadaba.com


Sweet Lights – Ballad Of Kurt Vile #2
taken from the latest self-titled album.

Sweet Lights – You Let Me Down
recorded for Weathervane’s Shaking Through series / released 16 August 2011.

“Sweet Lights,” the debut S/T album of Philadelphia’s Sweet Lights (Shai Halperin of former Capitol Years, and currently of Daniel Johnston’s band), is available now via Highline Records. Also, the first 7″ single ‘Endless Town‘ (b/w ‘Handle With Care’ Traveling Wilburys’ cover. Limited) from the album is available now.



“Recorded for Japan is a compilation album containing songs recorded between April and June 2011 to aid the victims of the earthquake, resulting tsunami, and nuclear emergency that happened on March 11th, 2011 in Japan. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this compilation will go directly towards the continuing recovery and reconstruction effort, specifically the Japanese Red Cross. The album features the contributions of Acrylics, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Beige, Chairlift, Erika Spring, Ice Choir, Kurt Vile, K. Heasley, Kuroma, Pablo Picasso, Patrick Cleandenim, Regal Degal, R. Stevie Moore (feat. Members of MGMT), and Violens.Artwork by Max Hooper Schneider”

The digital-only compilation will be available on Aug. 4, 2011 worldwide.
Buy HERE.




Kurt Vile and crew performs songs from his latest, Smoke Ring For My Halo, in ultra-chilly weather for this latest installment of pitchfork.tv rooftop performance series.


STREAM :: Live from the WFMU + FMA Showcase at South by Southwest, 611 Red River in Austin, March 18, 2011, featuring Amen Dunes, él-g, Sun Araw, The Endtables, Whitehorse and Kurt Vile and the Violators as a special guest.



Kurt Vile – Hey, Now I’m Movin
Recorded and Mixed by Jeff DuPont and Corey Barnes at Lovebird Recording
Filmed and Edited by Joe Wallace, Michelle Castillo and Doug Fellegy
This is a part of a six-song, solo in-store set Kurt Vile performed at LUNA Music Midtown in Indianapolis late in 2010, presented by Laundro Matinee.

Kurt Vile – Classic Rock In Spring (live)

Watch more and download In-Store Session MP3, HERE.

Kurt Vile‘s upcoming full length “Smoke Ring For My Halo,” due out on March 8th via Matador Records.

Kurt Vile – Jesus Fever

Kurt Vile – In My Time


‘Jesus Fever’ is a new track from Kurt Vile‘s upcoming full length “Smoke Ring For My Halo,” out on March 8th via Matador Records.  It was recorded by John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr.) throughout 2010 at various studios in NYC, Hoboken and Philadelphia.  ‘In My Time’ is taken from his recently released 7″ EP.

A side: Baby’s Arms / Jesus Fever / Puppet To The Man / On Tour / Society Is My Friend    B side: Runner Ups / In My Time / Peeping Tomboy / Smoke Ring For My Halo / Ghost Town

John Agnello and KV in Noho

“Bedroom Databank Vol.2″



Bradford Cox‘s Atlas Sound has dropped his new recordings “Bedroom Databank Vol. 1 & 2″ free via his blog. (via FMA)

B. COX: Electric Bass, Bells, Congas, Nylon Guitar, Mouth Organ, Vocals


“Bedroom Databank Vol.1″



Atlas Sound – Freak Train (Kurt Vile Cover)

“Bedroom Databank Vol.1″
features 11 tracks including a couple of cover takes of ‘Freak Train’ (Kurt Vile) and ‘This Wheel’s On Fire’ (Bob Dylan & The Band).
B. COX: Harmonica, Synthesizer, Drums, Vocals, Computer
W.A.B. II: Maracas, Other Vocals

Download ::  “Bedroom Databank Vol.1″ entirely on his blog.

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contrarede presents 4AD evening
featuring DEERHUNTER, BLONDE REDHEAD,
ARIEL PINK’S HAUNTED GRAFFITI

1/22 (sat)   Shinsaibashi, Music Club JANUS
1/24 (mon) Shibuya, O-EAST

4AD evening 番外編 

1/20 (thu)  Shibuya, O-nest
ATLAS SOUND, OGRE YOU ASSHOLE
1/21 (fri)   Nagoya, club QUATTRO
DEERHUNTER, OGRE YOU ASSHOLE  

Info: contrarede (03-5773-5061), epistula@contrarede.com

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