Kurt Vile | Steve Gunn

by Kurt Vile | Steve Gunn

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    Due to popular demand, we've pressed up a non-deluxe version of the Kurt Vile / Steve Gunn collaborative LP from the "Parallelogram" series. Same great audio! Different but totally great art and packaging! Includes insert and download.

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    Kurt Vile and Steve Gunn collaborated for their contributions to Three Lobed Recording’s Parallelogram series. The two artists, originally connected by mutual friends and geographic proximity, have long pushed the other’s continued artistic development. Despite sharing many live stages over the years, this installation of Parallelogram represents the first time that the two have worked together in the studio. Vile’s side sees him recast tracks by John Prine (“Way Back When”) and Randy Newman (“Pretty Boys,” featuring some truly electric guitar flourishes from Gunn) as if they were KV originals. The theme of reinvention continues with Vile tearing through a solo banjo rendition of his “Red Apples” (originally from his “God Is Saying This To You…” LP), retitled here as “Red Apples For Tom Scharpling.” Gunn takes on a late period Nico track, “60/40,” and pulls a lysergic rocker out of the track’s goth-ish roots. The bulk of Gunn’s contribution is the epically winding “Spring Garden,” a track in the vein of some of his other long-form guitar excursions. Featuring signature contributions from Vile and Mary Lattimore, this hypnotizing cut is unmistakably a new classic in Gunn’s catalog.

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Kurt Vile and Steve Gunn collaborated for their contributions to Three Lobed Recording’s Parallelogram series. The two artists, originally connected by mutual friends and geographic proximity, have long pushed the other’s continued artistic development. Despite sharing many live stages over the years, this installation of Parallelogram represents the first time that the two have worked together in the studio. Vile’s side sees him recast tracks by John Prine (“Way Back When”) and Randy Newman (“Pretty Boys,” featuring some truly electric guitar flourishes from Gunn) as if they were KV originals. The theme of reinvention continues with Vile tearing through a solo banjo rendition of his “Red Apples” (originally from his “God Is Saying This To You…” LP), retitled here as “Red Apples For Tom Scharpling.” Gunn takes on a late period Nico track, “60/40,” and pulls a lysergic rocker out of the track’s goth-ish roots. The bulk of Gunn’s contribution is the epically winding “Spring Garden,” a track in the vein of some of his other long-form guitar excursions. Featuring signature contributions from Vile and Mary Lattimore, this hypnotizing cut is unmistakably a new classic in Gunn’s catalog.

Originally released December 11, 2015 as a part of Three Lobed Recordings' "Parallelogram" series.

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released July 14, 2017

Recorded and mixed between January and July 2014 by Jeff Zeigler at Uniform Recording in Philadelphia, PA.

Track 1: Kurt Vile (vocals, keys, guitar), Steve Gunn (guitar), Mary Lattimore (piano, synth).
Track 2: Kurt Vile (guitar, banjo, keys, harmonica, vocals), Steve Gunn (guitar), Mary Lattimore (harp, piano), Mike Sneeringer (drums).
Track 3: Kurt Vile (banjo, vocals)
Track 4: Kurt Vile (banjo), Mary Lattimore (harp).
Track 5: Steve Gunn (guitar, bass, percussion, vocals), Kurt Vile (guitar, synth).
Track 6: Steve Gunn (guitar, vocals), Kurt Vile (guitar, bass, keys), Mary Lattimore (piano).

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Three Lobed Recordings is a boutique record label that specializes in small print-run releases that cover all flavors of psychedelia. The label was started in 2000 and is largely operated by cats.

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