Kurt Vile: (watch my moves) [Album Review]

Kurt Vile(watch my moves)Verve Records [2022] (watch my moves), the ninth studio album from Kurt Vile if you include his collaboration with Courtney Barnett on 2017’s Lotta Sea Lice, finds the Philadelphia-based folk/rock singer/songwriter guitarist in now familiar territory. A traditionally laid-back creator of jangly guitar rock, Vile used some of the pandemic shutdown to … Read more

Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile: Lotta Sea Lice [Album Review]

Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile Lotta Sea Lice Matador Records [2017] Fire Note Says: You are invited to the conversation between Courtney and Kurt. Album Review: In today’s indie music scene I cannot think of that many pairings that have an equal rising momentum of Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett. Both successful singer/songwriters in their … Read more

Kurt Vile: b’lieve i’m goin’ (deep) down… [Album Review]

Kurt Vile b’lieve i’m goin’ (deep) down… Matador Records [2015] Fire Note Says: Kurt Vile is back with another great sounding storybook. Album Review: Like bands, the singer/songwriter can be broken down into categories. You have your super voices grouping that I still use Jeff Buckley and Elliott Smith as the bar for comparison, there … Read more

The Fire Note Weekly Top 10: Top Songs of 2013

The Fire Note received over 20,000 songs this year to check out. Pairing them down to 10 was simply crazy but we did just that for this week’s Top 10. Below you will find 10 tracks that simply made us listen again and again. Enjoy. #10 “Bonnie Brae” Harper Simon The bar is already crazy … Read more

Kurt Vile: It’s A Big World Out There (And I Am Scared) [Album Review]

Kurt Vile It’s A Big World Out There (And I Am Scared) Matador Records [2013] Fire Note Says: Kurt Vile issues more tracks from the Wakin on a Pretty Daze sessions. Album Review: Kurt Vile has had my ear since I first heard Constant Hitmaker in 2008. Each album has gotten better, culminating with this … Read more

Sonny & The Sunsets announces tour w/ Kurt Vile and shares new music video

Today Sonny & The Sunsets share “natural acts,” their third video from their latest album, Antenna To the Afterworld (TFN Review HERE) — let’s just say it is a tennis story. The band has also added a ton of new tour dates, most of which find them opening for Kurt Vile in the Midwest and … Read more

Kurt Vile: Wakin On A Pretty Daze [Album Review]

Kurt Vile Wakin On A Pretty Daze Matador Records [2013] Fire Note Says: Kurt Vile throws caution to the wind and creatively expands his sound on the excellent Wakin On A Pretty Daze. Album Review: Kurt Vile’s new fifth long player, Wakin On A Pretty Daze, is easily his boldest and most confident release to … Read more

Kurt Vile / Meg Baird: Just Another Song b/w Classic Rock In Spring [7-Inch Feature]

Kurt Vile / Meg Baird Just Another Song b/w Classic Rock In Spring Matador Records [2012] The December installment of Matador Records Singles Going Home Alone for 2012 brings us a collaboration between troubadour Kurt Vile and Espers’ Meg Baird. This pairing is not much of a surprise as the pair have toured together in … Read more