Published Sep 06, 2013More than a decade ago, Kurt Vile recorded some tracks with collaborator Robert Robinson, and with Vile's star on the rise, those archival cuts will finally see the light of day. The 10-inch Jamaica Plain EP will be out on November 4 through Care in the Community Recordings.
Robinson is a past member of Vile's backing band, the Violators. He's also played with Ariel Pink and has his own project, Sore Eros. He and Vile were introduced by a mutual friend in 2001 (apparently because they were both born on September 3, 1980) and they began recording together by the next year.
The EP takes its name from a neighbourhood in Boston. It includes three songs in all, which were recorded in the titular neighbourhood and at Vile's home in Philadelphia using entirely analog production. The title cut reportedly mixes acoustic plucking, drum machine and Korg synth, while "Serum" features remixed instruments, and "Calling Out of Work" reflects Vile's unhappy years as a forklift truck driver.
The recordings are credited to Sore Eros & Kurt Vile. The tracklist is below. See Vile's tour schedule here, but note that it doesn't include any Canadian gigs.
Vile and Robinson have previously released a split vinyl EP.
1. Jamaica Plain
3. Calling Out of Work