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Jul 18, 13 at 12:05pm

Was just reminded of Never Run Away. Great song.

May 15, 13 at 9:01pm

Kurt Samuel Vile (born January 3, 1980) is an American musician, best known for his solo material and as a former member of indie rock band The War on Drugs. Both in the studio and during live performances, Vile is accompanied by his backing band, The Violators, which currently includes multi-instrumentalists Jesse Trbovich and Rob Laakso, alongside Priestess drummer Vince Nudo.

Influenced by Pavement, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Tom Petty, and John Fahey, Vile began his musical career creating lo-fi home recordings with frequent collaborator Adam Granduciel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The duo subsequently formed the indie rock band The War on Drugs, with Vile departing following the release of their debut studio album, Wagonwheel Blues (2008).

Focusing on his solo career, Vile released two albums, Constant Hitmaker (2008) and God Is Saying This to You... (2009), before signing to Matador Records, in May 2009, and releasing Childish Prodigy that same year. In 2011, Vile released his fourth studio album, Smoke Ring for My Halo, which significantly increased his exposure and achieved considerable acclaim from most music publications.

In 2013, following the departure of longtime Violators bandmates Adam Granduciel (guitar) and Mike Zanghi (drums), Vile released his fifth studio album, Wakin on a Pretty Daze, to widespread critical acclaim.


Thought this guy would be more popular here. He's chill as hell and his music is really easy to listen to. Smoke Ring for my Halo is a great album and Wakin on a Pretty Daze, released last month, is pretty good in its own right. Haven't listened to much past that. Good summer music, nice to have at this time of the year.

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