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The Violators

kurt-vile-75Having been the subject and willing conspirator of many intentional lies planted in Sonic Youth bios over the years, I know first hand the way album lore can bend reality to its truth. After the infamous Byron Coley originated the SY Trilogy myth in the Murray Street bio, we had no choice but to fulfill those expectations with Sonic Nurse. Why did you decide to make a trilogy? was always the first question asked in interviews around that time.But this is Kurt Viles bio, and I wont do that to him. Anyway, Kurt does his own myth making; a boy/man with an old soul voice in the age of digital everything becoming something else, which is why this focused, brilliantly clear and seemingly candid record is a breath of fresh air. Recorded and mixed in a number of locations, including Los Angeles and Joshua Tree, blieve im goin down is a handshake across the country, east to west coast, thru the dustbowl history (valley of ashes) of woody honest strait forward talk guthrie, and a cali canyon dead still nite floating in a nearly waterless landscape. The record is all air, weightless, bodyless, but grounded in convincing authenticity, in the best version of singer songwriter upcycling. In Kurts words, I wanted to get back into the habit of writing a sad song on my couch, with nobody waiting on me. I really wanted it to sound like its on my couch not in a lo-fi way, just more unguarded and vulnerable.For a record that plays like a cohesive acoustic experience, its musicality marks Kurts departure from an electric guitar experience to include a range of instrumentation with a large group of players. From the banjo he plays on Im an Outlaw to the piano and lapsteel on Life Like This, and the myriad other instruments on other songs, including farfisa, resonator, arps, horns and synth, one never thinks about what exactly yr listening to as it all serves the song.The heart of the record is Stand Inside. The music is quiet and the melody, like a hymn, folds in on itself, and embraces
June 13, 2018
June 13, 2018
Metropolitan Theatre 369 High Street Morgantown, West Virginia 26505 United States
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Concerts & Music
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