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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Track of the Day: Kurt Vile

Posted By on Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 11:46 AM

click to enlarge SHAWN BRACKBILL
  • Shawn Brackbill
If you can't get into the free, 'secret' Weezer show at the Regency--or if you just want your tunes a little muddier, a little more dirt under those fret-torn nails--there's another good music gig tonight we can recommend. Lo-fi troubador Kurt Vile brings his Violators to the Hemlock, where he'll headline a show that also includes Wooden Shjips and Young Prisms.

Vile isn't as directly psychedelic as his bill-mates, but there are a couple screws loose in his jangle 'n' echo-laden pop.

Check out "Freeway," a hazy, dazed little number on his MySpace page, or "Overnight Religion,"  a softer hymn that's no less haunting.

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