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Hear This: Kurt Vile - One Trick Ponies


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Showcasing another faultless example of sprawling guitar work, Kurt Vile unveils an organic and playful autumnal single, ‘One Trick Ponies’. 

Having previously released ‘Loading Zones’ and agrarian, coalesce single ‘Bassackwards’, the Philadelphian rocker Kurt Vile has revealed ‘One Trick Ponies’: the final single from the new album Bottle It In, released today. 

Similar to the atypical Kurt Vile audio watermark, ‘One Trick Ponies’ is centred around a revolving mid-tempo guitar melody that is subtly partnered with a shuffling drum beat, culminating in an affable 5-minute track, exuberant with colour and playfulness. Vile’s vocal delivery emanates in an amiable and cordial manner, with his lyrics morphing between the peculiar and the affectionate throughout; “Some are weird as hell, but we love all / Some are one trick ponies but we embrace all”. The result is a resplendent vocal performance, as lyrics segue from the tongue with little prompt. 

Kurt's 7th studio album Bottle It In is released today on Matador records. Check out the single, then dive headfirst into the full album.

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