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Coachella 2013 Bands to Watch For: Kurt Vile

With the first weekend of Coachella 2013 now just a week off, we have at least one more tip for you: if you’re heading to Indio either next weekend or the weekend after, you should try to catch Kurt Vile.

Hailing from Philadelphia, Vile has built a solid fan following and earned accolades from many a critic for his laid-back vocal style and his indie roots-rock vibe. And with his fifth studio album Wakin’ On a Pretty Daze dropping just days before the festival, the timing couldn’t be better to catch up with him and hear some great new music.

Kurt Vile and his band The Violators have a style that is perfect for chilling at a music festival in the spring. They’re tentatively scheduled to play on Sunday both weekends of Coachella (April 14 and 21); you definitely want to check them out. Meanwhile, below is a preview of the lead single “Never Run Away” from Vile’s new album, as well as a video for “Baby’s Arms” from Smoke Ring For My Halo.


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David Tillman is an independent composer/arranger whose primary work involves writing jingles for commercials for radio and television, with several film and television placements to his credit as well. David has a fascination for all things related to the music business and the music industry in general, an obsession which his wife finds to be mildly unhealthy at times. His personal tastes in music are in electronica and industrial rock, and include The Chemical Brothers, Daft Punk and Nine Inch Nails (he loves that Trent Reznor is writing soundtracks!). When not in his office or in his man-cave, David enjoys skiing, hiking, the occasional game of golf, and sometimes just lounging by the pool. David lives with his wife and three children in Los Angeles, CA.

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