Kurt Vile

Kurt Vile is Carrie Brownstein’s roadie in “Portlandia” sketch

Kurt Vile appears in a new “Portlandia” clip where he portrays Carrie Brownstein’s new roadie in an elaborate birthday present from Fred Armisen. Armisen reveals their new home decor, including vintage equipment, rock’n’roll memorabilia, and a venue bathroom. Watch it below.

Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett hang out with family in new video

Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett have released a new video for their song, “Continental Breakfast,” from their upcoming album Lotta Sea Lice. The clip was directed by Danny Cohen, who says it delves “into their lives and the time spent with family and friends between recording /touring.” Watch the video below. Lotta Sea Lice is due out October 13th via Matador and Marathon Artists.

Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett detail new album, share new song “Over Everything”

Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett have released a video for their new track “Over Everything.” It was directed by Danny Cohen and can be watched below. “Over Everything” is the first single from the pair’s upcoming collaborative album Lotta Sea Lice, which is set to be released October 13th through Matador. Check out the album artwork above and tracklist below. Vile and Barnett will also go on a North American tour this fall, their itinerary can be found here.

Lotta Sea Lice features a few covers of each other’s music.

Lotta Sea Lice:

01 Over Everything
02 Let It Go
03 Fear Is Like a Forest
04 Outta the Woodwork
05 Continental Breakfast
06 On Script
07 Blue Cheese
08 Peepin’ Tom
09 Untogether

Kurt Vile announces So Outta Reach and Square Shells EP reissues

Kurt Vile will reissue a pair of EPs released in 2010 and 2011 on May 19th, both sides of his Smoke Ring for My Halo LP. The EPs, Square Shells and So Outta Reach, will be repressed on opaque and blue vinyl respectively, via Matador. Vile’s latest record, b’lieve i’m goin’ down, came out in 2015 and he was recently recording in an Australian studio with Courtney Barnett. Revisit his cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Downbound Train” which is on So Outta Reach below.

Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett recording together

Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett have been teasing fans about a collaboration on social media, uploading photos of themselves in the studio. Australian recording studio, Newmarket Studios has revealed the duo are now working on a “forthcoming compilation,” as Triple J points out. Full details of the collaboration on the project are scarce, the studio notes that producer/engineer Callum John Barter is involved.

Watch Kurt Vile perform and chat on “CBS This Morning: Saturday”

After his appearance on “The Best Show,” Kurt Vile was the musical guest on this morning’s episode of “CBS This Morning: Saturday.” He had a conversation with Anthony Mason, where he discussed about how he started writing music on banjo, “those sweet bubblegum harmonies” on “Pretty Pimpin’,” getting recognized in public now, his friendship and working relationship with the War on Drugs’ Adam Granduciel, and going with his family on tour. He and the Violators performed three songs from b’lieve i’m goin’ down: “Pretty Pimpin,” “Dust Bunnies,” and “I’m an Outlaw.” Watch it all below.

Kurt Vile announces spring US tour dates

Kurt Vile has played plenty of shows already and has more dates lined up for his gem, b’lieve i’m going down, but he is not exactly done there. Vile has expanded his 2016 itinerary with a leg of US dates in April. The string of dates will have him crossing the country from Buffalo, New York to Austin, Texas. Check out the full itinerary below.

Kurt Vile 2016 Tour Dates:
02/20 – Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre
02/21 – Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt
02/22 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
02/24 – Louisville, KY @ Headliners
02/25 – Nashville, TN @ Exit Inn
02/26 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
02/27 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
02/28 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
02/29 – Oxford, MS @ Proud Larry’s
03/02 – Knoxville, TN @ Bijou Theatre
03/03 – Carrboro, NC @ Cats Cradle
03/04 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
03/08 – Paris, FR @ L’Alhambra
03/09 – Ghent, BE @ Handelsbeurs
03/10 – London, UK @ Roundhouse
03/11 – Brighton, UK @ All Saint’s Church
03/12 – Utrecht, NL @ De Helling
03/13 – Nijmegen, NL @ Doornroosje
03/31 – Buffalo, NY @ Asbury Hall
04/01 – Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop
04/02 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
04/03 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bluebird
04/05 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater
04/06 – Maquoketa, IA @ Codfish Hollow Barnstormers
04/08 – Lawrence, KS @ The Granada
04/09 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
04/11 – Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
04/12 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
04/14 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
04/15 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre
04/16 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
04/17 – New Orleans, LA @ Republic
05/20-22 – Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Music Festival
05/28 – Burnaby, BC @ BC Festival Lawn – Deer Lake Park
05/27-30 – George, WA @ Sasquatch! Music Festival