In anticipation of his upcoming EP titled It’s A Big World Out There (And I’m Scared) and the deluxe edition of Wakin On A Pretty Daze, KURT VILE has released a little ditty called the KV mixtape. While it doesn’t feature any bars, the project hugs true music nerds and provides insight into the influences that inspired one of the most reflective records of 2013. It’s stacked with clear cut rock classics and as Vile noted on his website, it’s a well thought out mix.
“I don’t want to dissect all my favorite music for everyone. But I sent this mix to my friends involved for the purpose of loose/good vibes. And then I sent it to some other friends and loved ones. Some of whom complimented it, and of course I was flattered cuz I did work hard on it like a total dork, hah… I didn’t just throw it together.”
Clocking in at 79 minutes and 24 tracks, the mixtape features songs by David Byrne, Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, Miles Davis, David Bowie, Lou Reed, The Byrds, and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. Bill Fay’s “Warwick Town” and The Flamin’ Groovies’ “Whiskey Woman” are Vile’s “top faves” but collectively, the tape’s a reward for anyone that’s followed him over the years. Take a listen to it below and look out for his new EP as it arrives Nov. 19th on Matador.