Philly’s Constant Hitmaker

Kurt Vile: Philly's Constant Hitmaker

Kurt Vile, perhaps best known as guitarist and co-songwriter behind the hazy, psychedelic roots rock of Philadelphia’s The War On Drugs, just recently signed to Matador Records and is set to release his next album, Childish Prodigy, this fall. Past works have been mostly characterized by psych-pop filtered through hushed bedroom-folk atmospherics, but the man isn’t afraid to occasionally flex his ability to write stone cold anthems. “Freeway”, album opener for his noteworthy debut Constant Hitmaker, soars like the best songs from The War on Drugs. Atop a tin-can beat and Casio hand claps, Vile’s simple guitar riffs and catchy melodies push to infectious heights as his wilting cadence carries this Bob Dylan/Tom Petty-recalling travel-jam. The sounds of a lo-fi wanderer in bloom, his next effort is definitely something to keep an eye out for.

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Download: Kurt Vile – Freeway
Buy: You can pick up Constant Hitmaker over at Woodsist (LP) or Amazon (mp3).

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