Wakin on a Pretty Daze is the fifth studio album by American indie rock musician Kurt Vile, released on April 9, 2013 on Matador Records. Produced by both John Agnello and Kurt Vile & the Violators, the album is the first not to feature contributions from long-time collaborator and former bandmate Adam Granduciel. Regarding the album's thematic and lyrical content, Vile stated, "It’s just about my life, without thinking too much about it. I feel comfortable with the lyrics
Wakin on a Pretty Day. Kurt Vile. Produced by John Agnello & The Violators. Album Wakin’ on a Pretty Daze. Wakin on a Pretty Day Lyrics. Wakin, the dawn of day And I gotta think about What I wanna say Phone ringing off the shelf I guess it wanted to kill himself Wakin on a pretty day Don't know why I ever go away It's hard to explain My love, in this daze
Kurt Vile announced Wakin on a Pretty Daze by mobilizing a team to create a mural on a building in his native Philadelphia-the same mural that appears on the cover of the album along with Vile himself, hands shrugged in his pockets, standing off to the side. It's telling that Vile's album covers-and most of his press photos-don't often make him the focal point of the picture.
But it’s the presentation that’s so comfortable and compelling, designed for those of us who drop the tone arm, lay back, and let the music wash over us as we scan the liner notes and get swept away with the lyric sheets. com/watch?v I4RlljcBKg0 time laps presentation of this feat shows what.
Philadelphia songsmith Kurt Vile's 2011 album Smoke Ring for My Halo was a definitive shift for the artist away from home-recorded overexposed fuzz pop toward a more sprawling, textural, and most markedly introspective style.
Kurt Vile gets expansive on his fifth record in six years. On previous releases, he perfected the art of the concise, intimate psych-pop song; here, his beautiful, rambling, reverb-drenched electric melodies and textured, finger-picked acoustic runs circle but never settle, while his lyrics explore the minutiae of life, the little details that matter most to him. He creates a complete landscape, with most songs stretching beyond pop’s traditional three to four minutes to create a subtle, thoughtful world you’ll truly get lost in. Wakin On a Pretty Daze Kurt Vile.
Kurt Vile (his real name) is a longhaired, guitar-playing layabout who looks permanently as though he’s just emerged from a very deep sleep. However, with Wakin’ on a Pretty Daze, his fourth album, he has produced a successful realisation of his distinctive vision. It follows his 2011 breakthrough album Smoke Ring For My Halo, which revealed Vile as an intriguing figure. He sang in a bone-idle drawl, but his songs were so intricate, so virtuosic and clever, that they could only be the work of a sharp mind. Vile spent years in what he calls super low-end jobs, including a stint as a forklift.