As previously discussed, Kurt Vile has announced plans to expand this year’s Top Star-earning Wakin on a Pretty Daze with an EP of seven outtakes titled It’s a big world out there (and I am scared). Due out November 19th on Matador, the EP will be available as a separate 12″ vinyl and as part of a deluxe edition of Wakin, aptly dubbed the Deluxe Daze (Post Haze).
Today, he’s dropped one of the seven outtakes titled, “Feel My Pain”. It’s a little over six minutes and surprisingly improves on a few of the songs off his already exceptional album. Much applause goes to the aching guitar work that keeps this from feeling bloated, digressing into several jams that are trademark Vile yet also almost cinematic, as if you’re watching a somber road movie.
Vile’s accompanied the release with some liner notes:
This track was recorded during the first cluster of sessions at Dreamland Studios, May 2012. (same sessions that conjured up most of album opener “wakin on a pretty day” I should add!) “Feel My Pain” is a particularly meticulous guitar composition that i remember playing over and over back when writing it and then even more so when i had finished it, sort-of possessed. We added a lot to this later only to strip it back again favoring the raw to the chamber-pop this go ’round. Spectral arrangement and a mellow-ominous delivery (if such a thing is possible)…
KV- gtrs/vox RL- bass engineered by John Agnello mixed by Rob Laakso produced by KV & RL
It’s a big world out there (and i am scared) Tracklist:
A1. Never Run Away (string synth)
A2. NRA Reprise
A3. Feel My Pain
B1. Snowflakes Extended
B2. Wedding Budz
B3. The Ghost of Freddie Roach
B4. (reprise reprise)