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Indie Rock / USA

The King of Lo Fi. - Kurt Vile: Loading Zones (Music Video)

. 1 min read . Written by Krister Axel
The King of Lo Fi. - Kurt Vile: Loading Zones (Music Video)

This post was originally published in September 2018.

If you haven't heard of Kurt Vile yet, you are missing out. His sound more or less defines modern lo-fi folk rock, and his live shows are a staple of music festivals around the world: you might hear him (with support from The Violators) at the Take Root Festival this October in Groningen, Netherlands, or Dublin, or Brooklyn, this November. It's a roots band backing this bardic guru of young seekers everywhere.

Some interesting guitar lines through a vocoder, lyrics which feel half sung and half spoken, and a sense that this is the sound of something different, something creative; it's water in this desert of sameness that our pop landscape has become. And there is this feeling that the music here is just a bit raw, very human, and unadorned; it's not exactly alt-folk, it's not exactly anything, it's Kurt Vile.

Kurt Vile is a folk singer-songwriter and a founder/early contributor of Indie Rock band The War on Drugs. This song is featured on our CHILL Angeles playlist.