MP3: Wakin On A Pretty Day by Kurt Vile

April 9th will see the release of, Wakin On A Pretty Daze, Kurt Vile’s fifth album in as many years. In anticipation, the Phillie rocker has put out the almost title track “Wakin On A Pretty Day”, which is an utterly lovely nine and a half minutes of focused noodling. Please don’t misinterpret the “noodling” comment as a slight, though. The man’s greatest gift as a songwriter is his ability to make what seems like aimless guitar riffing into complete and effortlessly engrossing hook-laden songs. Such is the case here. Vile takes what would be a fairly straightforward and flavorless little folk song in another artist’s hands and turns it into a slightly proggy space-rock epic that, despite its nearly ten minute running time, seems like it could go on for another ten minutes with nary a complaint. Click the link below to download.

Kurt Vile :: Wakin On A Pretty Day


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