Wakin' on a Pretty Daze (Deluxe Edition)

Kurt Vile

Vinyl 2xLP

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2013, Matador Records

VINYL FORMAT. Deluxe edition comes with sticker sheet of graffiti "icons" which allows customer to customize their album cover! Also comes on blue vinyl as part of a limited edition of 3500 copies. Kurt Vile is slowly, quietly becoming one of the great American guitarists and songwriters of our time. This 69-minute double album is comprised of sweeping, expansive songs that are both very intimate and conversational. Wakin on a Pretty Daze is a timeless record that would have sounded great 30 years ago, sounds great today, and will still sound great in another 30 years' from now.

Beautifully produced by John Agnello, the record is filled with hazy, swooning guitar lines and dreamy, beatific, and occasionally sardonic vocals. It is summed up by the staggeringly gorgeous 9-minute opener, "Wakin on a Pretty Day." The song is also the first video, directed by Jonathan Demme in the spirit of his landmark Springsteen video "Streets of Philadelphia."

The record has other connections to Kurt's home town. Steve Powers (ESPO), the renowned Philly street artist, painted the cover mural on an abandoned building near the Northern Liberties. The album is being announced via a mini- doc of Powers creating the mural with Kurt's commentary, and the two of them talking about Philadelphian music and visual arts. The mural will be re- created in London, Los Angeles and New York.


Disc 1
1 Wakin On A Pretty Day
2 KV Crimes
3 Was All Talk
4 Girl Called Alex
5 Never Run Away
6 Pure Pain
7 Too Hard
8 Shame Chamber
9 Snowflakes Are Dancing
10 Air Bud
11 Goldtone

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