Recently added item(s) ×

Your cart is currently empty.


More Views

  • OLE-936
  • OLE-936

Square Shells EP

by Kurt Vile

Availability: In stock

Square Shells EP - Colored Vinyl 12"
Square Shells MP3
Track # Track Name

Opaque colored vinyl repress shipping to arrive around May 19th. UK/EU customers buy HERE.

Philadelphia singer-songwriter KURT VILE’s 7-song EP originally released between Childish Prodigy and Smoke Ring For My Halo. "Square Shells" depicts some aspects of Kurt's music not immediately accessible on Childish Prodigy, from dreamgazey jams to plaintive, folky melodies. Recorded in a brighter, less homemade sound, Kurt's extraordinarily evocative songwriting explores themes of friendship, loss and desolation. As the title suggests, 'Square Shells' is also something of a collection of curios. Opening track "Ocean City" instantly grasps you with its charming, sunny melody - completely undercut by its loner lyrical vibe. If past Kurt Vile records channeled private-pressing downerfolk via early Pavement and Cass McCombs, this song layers Leo Kottke on Van Dyke Parks. Subsequent tracks move past the acoustic sound into beautiful layers of guitar and vocals. A perfect holdover bridge between Childish and Smoke Ring. 1. OCEAN CITY 2. INVISIBILITY: NONEXISTENT 3. LOOSING MOMENTUM (FOR JIM JARMUSCH) 4. I WANTED EVERYTHING 5. I KNOW I GOT RELIGION 6. THE FINDER 7. HEY, NOW I’M MOVIN