Kurt Vile’s fifth album Wakin On A Pretty Daze isn’t released until April 9th, but as of right now you can stream all of the record’s 11 stunning songs. As NPR wisely notes, this is Kurt’s greatest album to-date: “There’s something about Kurt Vile’s voice that transcends whatever comes out of his mouth. He’s not classically trained (not even close), and has no traditional range to speak of, but the laid-back Philadelphia guitarist is transfixing all the same. His mumbled words resonate with dogged determination. It’s one of the reasons Vile has become something of a patron saint for the Great Recession’s legions of accidental bohemians, who work hard while hardly workin’ … Six of Daze’s 11 songs surpass six minutes, thanks to extended guitar passages that burn slow-motion spirals in your brain. It’s not often that you’re left wanting more from a nine-and-a-half-minute song, but it’s actually a little sad when ‘Wakin on a Pretty Day’ finally winds down. And you won’t hear a better eight-minute song all year than ‘Too Hard,’ a shambling tearjerker that sounds like a promise to love and protect his infant daughters.” For all things Kurt Vile be sure to visit KurtVile.com (where you can also purchase the album), and follow him on Facebook.
YOU CAN STREAM KURT VILE’S STUNNING “WAKIN ON A PRETTY DAZE” IN FULL HERE.