7 Songs, 29 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

These songs were recorded during the sessions for Wakin' on a Pretty Daze. Five of the seven are alternate versions of tracks from the full-length, so this EP works as a companion piece with similar logic and flow. The most noticeable change is the addition of synthesizer. It gives "Never Run Away" a completely different texture and feel, an idea that Vile stretches out over two synth-driven reprises to the tune. It's also woven into an instrumental version of "Air Bud" ("Wedding Budz") and a reworked "Snowflakes Are Dancing" ("Snowflakes Extended"). The most compelling cuts are the two new ones, "Feel My Pain" and "The Ghost of Freddie Roach," which would have fit solidly on Wakin'. Some fans will wonder why they didn't make the cut in the first place. While they're a reminder of how good Wakin' is, these outtakes can also stand on their own. Besides, more of Vile and The Violators is always welcome.

EDITORS’ NOTES

These songs were recorded during the sessions for Wakin' on a Pretty Daze. Five of the seven are alternate versions of tracks from the full-length, so this EP works as a companion piece with similar logic and flow. The most noticeable change is the addition of synthesizer. It gives "Never Run Away" a completely different texture and feel, an idea that Vile stretches out over two synth-driven reprises to the tune. It's also woven into an instrumental version of "Air Bud" ("Wedding Budz") and a reworked "Snowflakes Are Dancing" ("Snowflakes Extended"). The most compelling cuts are the two new ones, "Feel My Pain" and "The Ghost of Freddie Roach," which would have fit solidly on Wakin'. Some fans will wonder why they didn't make the cut in the first place. While they're a reminder of how good Wakin' is, these outtakes can also stand on their own. Besides, more of Vile and The Violators is always welcome.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

CreepyAuteur ,

Totally Unique Sound

Through the multifaceted and superbly crafted guitar strumming that prevails on this EP, Kurt Vile illustrates that he is not simply elaborating on a theme; he is evolving. Never Run Away (String Synth) is sinfully good, and the chorus will undoubtedly remain in your mind, despite your best efforts to run away.

Teemu selane8 ,

Great stuff from Kurt and the violators!

NRA, NRA reprise, and reprise reprise is soo nice. Realy digging the synth. Stay weird Kurt!

ZappaArf ,

KV Classic

Yet another masterpiece to add to the collection. Oh the sweet sweet sounds of beautiful guitar playing and the voice of a long haired angel, accompanied by masterful lyrics...thanks Kurt

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