Old pals Kurt Vile and Sore Eros team up for collaborative EP

Old pals Kurt Vile and Sore Eros team up for collaborative EP

Kurt Vile might have the best name in rock. Actually, fuck “might.” He has the best name in rock and/or roll. One of the best things about having a name that cool is that you can have a backing band with an even cooler name. I mean, “Kurt Vile and the Violators,” is pure gold. It just rolls off the tongue. Robert Robinson, better known as Sore Eros, is not only a former member of Ariel Pink’s band, but a former Violator. When not backing up Vile, Robinson was collaborating with him. Now, aside from sharing a birthday (January 3, 1980) the old friends will share billing on an EP.

Coming out on November 4 on Care in the Community, Jamaica Plain unearths three tracks from the duo’s days of playing and recording together. Recorded in Boston and Vile’s home turf of Philly, Jamaica Plain features tracks over a decade old when Vile was working as a forklift driver to help make ends meet.

Less conventional than the music Vile is more widely known for these days, Jamaica Plain harkens back to the early days of the Violators and Vile’s time in the War on Drugs.

Anyway, here’s the Jamaica Plain EP tracklist:

01. Jamaica Plain
02. Serum
03. Calling Out of Work

Plus here are KV’s upcoming tour dates:

09.25.13 - Pittsburgh, PA - The Warhol at the Carnegie Music Hall
09.26.13 - Cincinnati, OH - Midpoint Music Festival
09.27.13 - Urbana, IL - Pygmalion Music Festival - Urban Civic Center Outdoor Annex
10.12.13 - Mexico City, Mexico - Corona Capital Festival
10.25.13 - New York, NY - Terminal 5 *
10.26.13 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer ^
10.27.13 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar ^
10.28.13 - Charlotte, NC - Chop Shop ^
10.29.13 - Athens, GA - 40 Watt Club ^
10.30.13 - Charleston, SC - The Pour House ^
10.31.13 - Jacksonville, FL - Jack Rabbits ^
11.01.13 - Miami, FL - Grand Central +
11.02.13 - Orlando, FL - The Social ^
11.03.13 - Tallahassee, FL - Club Downunder ^
11.04.13 - Mobile, AL - Alabama Music Box ^
11.05.13 - New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jack’s ^
11.06.13 - Houston, TX - Walter’s #
11.08-10.13 - Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Fest (exact date TBA)
11.11.13 - Oxford, MS - Proud Larry’s ^
11.12.13 - Chattanooga, TN - JJ’s Bohemia ^

^ Beach Fossils
* Beach Fossils, Lee Ranaldo
+ Beach Fossils, Band in Heaven
# Beach Fossils, Merchandise

• Sore Eros: http://soreeros.blogspot.com
• Kurt Vile: http://www.kurtvile.com
• Care in the Community: https://www.facebook.com/careinthecommunityrecordings

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