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Square Shells EP [EP]

Kurt VileVinyl
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Kurt Vile (real name) has slowly, quietly become one of the great American guitarists and songwriters of our time. Kurt was born in 1980, one of ten children, and raised in the city of brotherly love, Philadelphia. As a teenager, his bluegrass-loving father gifted him with a banjo, when what Kurt craved was a guitar – so he played it as if it were.

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Product Details

  • Vinyl (May 25, 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: EP
  • Label: Matador Records
  • ASIN: B003GEDM6Q
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #532,799 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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"Square Shells" depicts some aspects of Kurt's music not immediately accessible on his last album, from dreamgazey jams to plaintive, folky melodies. Recorded in a brighter, less homemade sound, Kurt's extraordinarily evocative songwriting explores themes of friendship, loss and desolation.

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4.0 out of 5 stars If Randy Newman had some edge to him... August 20, 2010
... you'd probably get Kurt Vile. He's subversively catchy with his raspy voice and devilish guitar licks that are so easy but so right for his style. He sings lines like 'you've got a best friend, don't know how, you've got a best friend now', cute but also a backhanded compliment that fits in his new age hipster folk. Hard to believe all he does is loop his guitar and stands alone with his dissonant sounds that should harm your ears but for some reason makes you want more than just this lengthy EP. Hopefully you can catch him on tour to hear more. He'll probably be opening for one of your new favorite bands.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good prelude to Smoke Ring For My Halo January 11, 2013
By N. Kent
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The songs here certainly have a more professional sound than Kurt's previous works, making the jump to "Smoke Ring For My Halo" much more sensible. I thoroughly enjoy this E.P.
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