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"KV Mixtape" - Kurt Vile [SoundCloud Stream]

Patrick Lyons

by Patrick Lyons

Published September 25, 2013

In the months leading up to the recording of his album Wakin on a Pretty Daze, Kurt Vile distributed a carefully-constructed mixtape to the members of his band, The Violators. That 80 minute mix, originally meant to "pump up" The Violators and provide "loose/good vibes" (according to Vile), is now available to stream in full via SoundCloud.

The "KV Mixtape" features mostly songs that were released before 1990, which is in keeping with Vile's retro-rock sound, and many that give off a road-weary, ramshackle vibe. View the tracklist below, and check out Vile's accompanying letter to fans on his site.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - No Second Thoughts
Gary Numan - Are 'friends' Electric?
David Byrne - My Big Hands (Fall Through The Cracks)
Randy Newman - Baltimore
Tim Buckley - Home To Stay
The Byrds - Ballad of Easy Rider
The Byrds - Truckstop Girl
The Flamin Groovies - Whiskey Woman
Rowland Howard and Nikki Sudden – A Quick Thing
Syd Barret - Opel
Pink Floyd - Green Is The Colour
Aphrodite's Child - Take Your Time
Bill Fay - Warwick Town
Big Star - Stroke It Noel
Michael Chapman - You Say
Miles Davis - Here Come De Honey Man
David Bowie - Art Decade
Depeche Mode - Everything Counts
Prince - Something In The Water (Does Not Compute)
Lou Reed - Charley's Girl
Royal Trux - Waterpark
The Rolling Stones - 100 Years Ago
Aphrodite's Child - Valley Of Sadness
Ween - Lullabye

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Photo credit: Susan Moll

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