Kurt Vile – Wakin on a Pretty Daze

  • April 1, 2013

Philadelphia singer/songwriter and indie rock star Kurt Vile, formerly of The War on Drugs, is out with his fifth album, Wakin on a Pretty Daze. Like 2011’s successful Smoke Ring for My Halo, his latest is a bit of a departure from his characteristic lo-fi psych folk, this time with the eleven tracks taking on a pop sensibility. However, Vile’s deft songcraft is evident in the hazy swaths of guitar and captivating and dreamy soundscapes. Many of the numbers are long, including the hypnotic 9 minute opener. Vile continues to subvert and impress, making Wakin on a Pretty Daze a very pretty and desirable listen. – Written by SMarx



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