Todd Cole, acclaimed fashion photographer and music video/commercial director, is known for his work with such diverse talents as Charlotte Gainsbourg and No Age to Rodarte and Commes Des Garcons. Here, he directs “Baby’s Arms” from Kurt Vile‘s excellent new album, Smoke Ring For My Halo.
When the Los Angeles Times, SPIN, Paste, Q, NME, and Mojo all say that you should keep an eye on a certain band, they’re probably not wrong — especially when the band in question is San Diego’s The Soft Pack.
The punk four-piece has spent much of the past year touring here, there, and/or everywhere in support of their acclaimed self-titled debut, out now on Kemado Records. They’re currently sharing headlining duties with none other than Kurt Vile, and to celebrate their newfound success they’re hocking a very limited edition seven-inch entitled “Gagdad” at each show.
You can snatch up a copy of the record on November 13th at the Casbah, when The Soft Pack’s tour finally draws to a close. We’re offering you a chance to see them for free — all you have to do is comment below and include your email address in the form (your email won’t be visible to the public). The winner will be chosen at random on November 9, 2010. Enter to win, and check out the rest of their tour dates, below. Continue reading…
Psych/folk singer-guitarist Kurt Vile (yes, that’s his real name) has been enjoying some serious buzz since the October release of Childish Prodigy on Matador Records. We recently had the chance to sit down over a cold beer with Mr. Vile before a packed show in Pittsburgh, the first on a two-month U.S. tour. Here is how the conversation went. Continue reading →