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Dinosaur Jr.’s J Mascis on being inspired by Thin Lizzy and working with Kurt Vile

For any band 12 albums deep, there’s a level of normality to be expected – you’re not hovering over the play button thinking, “Okay, this is gonna be the one that really makes a stink!” This much is especially true for any band packing out theatres and shifting thousands of discs on the regular; if they stuck gold on a certain sound or formula, you can bet a hot dollar they’ll be riding it right to the grave.
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Woodsist Festival 2021: Yo La Tengo, Kurt Vile, Parquet Courts, Kevin Morby, more

The NY edition of the Woodsist Festival will be back this year, taking place September 25 & 26 at Arrowood Farms in Accord, NY. Day 1 features headliners Yo La Tengo, plus Kevin Morby, Woods, Bridget St. John, 75 Dollar Bill, Cassandra Jenkins, John Andrews + the Yawns, and Aquarium Drunkard DJs. Day 2 has Parquet Courts headlining plus performances from Kurt Vile, Natural Information Society, Laraaji, Steve Gunn, Anna St. Louis, Sessa, and Tubby DJs.
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Woodsist Festival Is Returning In 2021 With Kurt Vile, Kevin Morby, And Yo La Tengo

2020 was sadly without a festival season, but it’s looking like that won’t be the case this year. Many major festivals are planning to return in 2021, and that’s also the case for more intimate events. For example, beloved indie label Woodsist is bringing back their Woodsist festival this year, on September 25 and 26. The tidy lineup features just over a dozen artists, but organizers have done a swell job at packing the two-day event with talent.
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Kurt Vile, Liz Phair, Beck & more appearing on Apple Music’s “I Miss…’90s Indie”

Apple Music is launching a new six-part Radio series titled I Miss...'90s Indie that will debut on Sunday, May 2 at 1 PM. Hosted by Strombo, the podcast series will explore the heyday of indie rock and indie labels and features interviews with Beck, Carrie Brownstein (Sleater-Kinney), Mary Timony (Helium), Bob Nastanovich (Pavement, Silver Jews), Liz Phair, Kurt Vile, Perfume Genius, Soccer Mommy, Rostam (Vampire Weekend), Stephin Merritt (The Magnetic Fields), Britt Daniel (Spoon), Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Butch Vig (Garbage, Nevermind producer), Scott Plagenhoef (ex-Pitchfork), Nils Berstein (Sub-Pop and Matador PR), and Charles Peterson (Sub Pop in-house photographer).
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Kurt Vile announces he’s signed with legendary jazz label Verve Records

Kurt Vile has announced that he’s signed with legendary jazz label Verve Records. According to Billboard, the musician, who has previously released his music via independent record labels including Mexican Summer and Matador, will release his first album for Verve Records next year. “I’ve admired the Verve logo on the...
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Kurt Vile signs to Verve Records, releasing major label debut in 2022

After releases on indie labels Mexican Summer and Matador (for the last 12 years), Kurt Vile has signed to legendary label Verve Records which is distributed by behemoth Universal Music. Billboard reports that he'll release his first album for the label in 2022. "I’ve admired the Verve logo on the...
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Kurt Vile Has Signed With Verve Records After Spending Years On Matador

Kurt Vile has released music on a handful of labels over the years, but his best-known work has come with Matador Records. His 2009 album Childish Prodigy was the first and his most recent was 2018’s Bottle It In. His next record will be released elsewhere, though, as Vile revealed today that he has signed with Verve Records.
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Indiecast Reviews The Latest From Lana Del Rey And Pays Tribute To Kurt Vile

Steven Hyden and Ian Cohen kick off this week’s episode of Indiecast with a half-assed recap of last week’s Grammys. It doesn’t last long before the duo dive straight into a discussion of the aesthetic and influence of Kurt Vile in honor of the tenth anniversary of Smoke Ring For My Halo.
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Kurt Vile featuring John Pine - “How Lucky”

In light of all we’ve endured from this pandemic, it’s the ones we’ve lost that put everything in perspective. We honor the life and remember the passing of John Prine as we highlight his collaboration with Kurt Vile on Prine’s song “How Lucky.” “The truth is John was my hero for a long time when he came into The Butcher Shoppe (a Nashville recording studio) to recut one of his deepest classics with me,” Vile said in a press statement. This single provides the gift of allowing the listener to feel every chord and strum of the guitar, while the vocal talents of these two artists penetrate you like little else can. As the experience of listening to the song ends, it’ll be you who feels like the lucky one.
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Dinosaur Jr. announce new album with single ‘I Ran Away’ featuring Kurt Vile

Dinosaur Jr. have announced their 12th studio album and shared its lead single, ‘I Ran Away’ featuring Kurt Vile. ‘I Ran Away’, released Tuesday (February 23), is the first new music from the band in almost five years. It will appear on their new album ‘Sweep It Into Space’, which is set for release on April 30 via Jagjaguwar.