Kurt Vile and Woods release split 7-inch to commemorate touring together and digging each other’s hair and beards, respectively

Kurt Vile and Woods release split 7-inch to commemorate touring together and digging each other's hair and beards, respectively

Earlier this month, psych-pop-rock outfit Woods shared a number of stages with pop-rock-psych outfit Kurt Vile & The Violators. Woods were excited because they had just released Sun & Shade (TMT Review) on Woodsist and a 7-inch on Sacred Bones, and Kurt Vile and his band members (who represent him at different stages of his life) were excited because they had somewhat recently released Smoke Ring For My Halo (TMT Review) on Matador. Yes, excitement was thick in the air, mutual admiration led to flirting, flirting led to kissing, and a few weeks after kissing came conception (a cautionary tale, children).

What shot out of the womb, though, was not a wavy-haired baby with a falsetto voice but a five-track, 33 RPM tour 7-inch on Woodsist that could be adopted and nurtured by the whole world. For this release, Woods laid down one song full of life and another on the brink of death, while Kurt returned to the lo-fi recording environment of his pre-Agnello material for a Cole Porter-indebted pop tune here, a fingerpickin’ blues number there, and some ambient coastal strumming to close it out. How can we possibly know all this without any information up online, even at the label’s website? It’s all because of the tireless work of this intrepid TMT reporter, who snagged a copy at a recent Vile show. Not sure if this will only be sold on tour, but it’s likely that supplies are going to be limited, so check the dates below for your nearest “7-inch store.”

Summer 2011 tour split tracklisting:

A1. Woods, “Skull”
A2. Woods, “Cold Blue”
B1. Kurt Vile, “Commercial Reject”
B2. Kurt Vile, “In/Out Blues”
B3. Kurt Vile, “Water Fingers”

Kurt Vile dates:

07.26.11 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall &
07.27.11 - Big Sur, CA - Fernwood
07.28.11 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour &
07.29.11 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
07.30.11 - San Diego, CA - Casbah
08.02.11 - Dallas, TX - The Loft ^
08.04.11 - Salt Lake City, UT - Pioneer Park (Twilight Concert Series) &
08.05.11 - Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge ^
08.06.11 - Athens, GA - 40 Watt
08.07.11 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
08.09.11 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle ^
08.10.11 - Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel * ^ #
08.11.11 - Montclair, NJ - Wellmont Theatre
08.12.11 - New York, NY - Williamsburg Waterfront
08.18.11 - Hasselt, Belgium - Pukkelpop
08.20.11 - Parades de Coura, Portugal - Festival de Paredes de Coura
08.22.11 - Schorndorf, Germany - Manufaktur
08.23.11 - Berlin, Germany - Berghain Kantine
08.24.11 - Odense C, Denmark - Posten
08.25.11 - Malmo, Sweden - Malmofestivalen
08.26.11 - Stockholm, Sweden - Club What We Do Is Secret
08.27.11 - Oslo, Norway - Cafe Mono
08.28.11 - Masthugget, Sweden - Pusterviksbaren
08.29.11 - Helsinki, Finland - Tavastia
08.30.11 - Vesterbro, Denmark - Lille Vega
09.02.11 - Vlieland, Netherlands - Into the Great Wide Open
09.04.11 - Dorset, UK - End of the Road Festival
09.05.11 - Manchester, UK - Sound Control *
09.06.11 - Glasgow, UK - Stereo *
09.07.11 - Bristol, UK - Fleece *
09.08.11 - London, UK - Scala *
09.10.11 - Groningen, Netherlands - Take Root Festival
09.16.11 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits
10.19.11 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theatre %
10.21.11 - San Diego, CA - Soma %
10.24.11 - Las Vegas, NV - The Cosmopolitan (The Boulevard Pool) %
10.25.11 - Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl %
10.26.11 - Reno, NV - Knitting Factory %
11.12.11 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer

* Woods
& Thurston Moore
^ True Widow
# White Fence
% Bright Eyes

Woods dates:

07.27.11 - Sacramento, CA - Sol Collective ^
07.28.11 - Felton, CA - Don Quixote’s Music Hall ^
07.29.11 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent ^
07.30-31.11 - Big Sur, CA - Woodsist Festival
08.02.11 - Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex ^#
08.03.11 - Phoenix, AZ - Trunkspace #
08.04.11 - El Paso, TX - Black Market #
08.05.11 - Austin, TX - The Mohawk #
08.06.11 - New Orleans, LA - Circle Bar #
08.07.11 - Oxford, MS - Cats Purring Dude Ranch #
08.08.11 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl #
08.09.11 - Asheville, NC - Grey Eagle #
08.10.11 - Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel *#
08.12.11 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s #
08.13.11 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom #%
09.04.11 - Dorset, UK - End of the Road Festival
09.05.11 - Manchester, UK - Manchester Sound Control *
09.06.11 - Glasgow, UK - Stereo *
09.07.11 - Bristol, UK - The Fleece *
09.08.11 - London, UK - The Scala *

* Kurt Vile & The Violators
^ The Fresh & Onlys
# White Fence
% Ducktails

• Woods: http://www.woodsist.com/woods.htm
• Kurt Vile: http://www.kurtvile.com
• Woodsist: http://www.woodsist.com

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