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Childish Prodigy

Childish Prodigy
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Tune of the week: 2011 (52 items)
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New albums spun in 2011! (76 items)
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Description: Philadelphia singer-songwriter KURT VILE (yes, that is his real name) makes his Matador debut with "Childish Prodigy." His second album (the first came out on the tiny Gulcher label, vinyl on Woodsist), it is a rich tapestry of rock and folk sounds, occasionally lo-fi, occasionally lustrous, hitting touchstones from Tom Petty to Street Legal-era Dylan to Spacemen 3 to Skip Spence. "Childish Prodigy" is more diverse than its predecessor, and ranges from pounding rockers like "Hunchabck" and "Freak Train" to gorgeous folky numbers like "Overnight Religion" and the soaring trumpet i ... (more)
Manufacturer: Matador Records
Release date: 6 October 2009
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 0744861088721 UPC: 744861088721
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New albums spun in 2011! (76 music items)
The Flagship added this to a list 4 years, 4 months ago
Tune of the week: 2011 (52 music items)

"Week 27:27.06.11 - 03.07.11 Kurt Vile - Blackberry Song I wish there were a more romantic story to how I discovered this song. The truth is, I was watching a compilation video on youtube of an English footballer (who I very much despised) who had just retired, and this was the accompanying music. The song was so enjoyable, it actually shifted my decade-long opinion of this particular player from one of petty hate into one of genuine respect. The power of music! "

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