Monday, April 20, 2009
Philadelphia native Kurt Vile and his band The War on Drugs turned a few heads in 2008 with their debut album Wagonwheel Blues, drawing comparisons to Bob Dylan, Spaceman 3 and Tom Petty. On his solo recordings Kurt Vile creates hazy, psych-folk tunes that lean more toward the territory occupied by artists like Devendra Banhart.
His recent release, God Is Saying This to You, is a perfectly laidback compilation of "blazed singer-songwriterisms" with sparse guitar and atmospheric effects. On his myspace page, Kurt Vile describes his music as sounding like “when you wake from a long and glorious slumber, then you realize you don't have to go to work, then you fall back into long and glorious slumber.” Here's to slumbering.
Posted by Mr. Curiosity at 5:26 PM