We get it; listening to Kurt Vile in 2018 so isn't cool anymore. Neither is buying records or meeting friends in a coffee shop, I mean get a life. But what is cool is this new cover from Milo's Plane's drummer Harry Sherrin - AKA Flat Rufus - who proves that Kurt could make better music if he had an ounce of imagination. Burn!
*The feelings of a distressed writer at fear of telling people what's cool or not*.
We're not going to say you should stop buying Kurt Vile's record and replace them with the Snapped Ankles' LP. Flat Rufus released his debut (great) single Palm Readers back in July and as he's a nice guy, so he agreed to cover a song for us. He went for Kurt Vile to show you that his music can actually be very good and enjoyable. Thanks very much for this Harry, the indie music circles needed it.
We gave Harry a first list which he didn't like and so he asked us to give him three more choices. So we did.
I figured I’d go for the Kurt Vile track over the others because I’ve always loved the lyrics – they sort of make you wanna smile and sob at the same time. I also loved the idea of condensing the proggy, 8-minute original into a more concise pop song.