Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Square Shells

Kurt Vile is a long-haired fellow from Philadelphia who writes great songs. Then he writes more songs. And when he's done writing those, he writes a bunch more. He has released three solo albums, God Is Saying This To You (Mexican Summer), Constant Hitmaker (Woodsist), and his latest CD, Childish Prodigy (Matador). Sometimes he plays shows solo, sometimes with a backing band called The Violators, and sometimes as a member of the band The War on Drugs.

While Vile is touring and putting the finishing touches on his next LP, Matador is offering up his new, 7-song EP titled Square Shells. They are so excited about its "perfect summery strummers and psyched-out soundscapes" that they're giving away a free download of the EP for the next 24 hours. The opening track "Ocean City" arrives just in time for summer, followed by the wonderfully ambling "Invisibility: Non-Existent", which clocks in at 7 1/2 minutes. This EP is solid from front to back, and it's available for free, so....
from Constant Hitmaker:
Kurt Vile will be hitting the road soon, including dates with Real Estate and Deerhunter. Find out when and where at myspace.com/kurtvileofphilly.