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Kurt Vile says his “epic” new album is the “new Tusk”

05 December 2012, 10:27 | Written by Luke Morgan Britton


Kurt Vile is currently in the studio writing a new record, a record which the musician himself says reminds him of Fleetwood Mac’s experimental album Tusk.

The yet-untitled follow-up to 2011′s brilliant Smoke Ring for My Halo is due Spring 2013.

Speaking to Spin, the Philadelphia singer has described the LP as an “epic”.

“It’s me. You turn it on and it sounds like me. But the guitar playing is better and the ideas are new. It’s classic, it’s epic, with many more solos. When I first signed , I couldn’t imagine writing on the road. And for a while I had a writing block because I wasn’t used to it. But it’s all about jamming on guitar in soundcheck and I just tapped into that. I was constantly writing songs, but slowly. I would take my time, just seeking out nuances. I would work on a strummer for a long while, keep working on a single riff. It’s really obsessive, but there’s more electricity.”


“I just wanted to catch those cosmic vibes, circa 2012. It’s totally our Tusk, but no cheese. Just rock.”

Read the full interview here.

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