Kurt Vile Revisits 'Jamaica Plain' on Archival EP With Sore Eros

Three-track collection out in digital and vinyl formats this fall

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SPIN cover star Kurt Vile is following his Essential Wakin On a Pretty Daze album with a release pulled from the archives. On November 4, Care In the Community Recordings will issue the 10-inch Jamaica Plain EP, a collaborative effort Vile crafted with Robert Robinson, a former member of the Violators who also records with his own project, Sore Eros.

The Jamaica Plain EP contains three previously unreleased songs that date back to the early 2000s, long before Vile was officially recognized as one of Philadelphia's favorite sons. According to an official announcement, the first two tracks — the synth-enriched title track and reportedly "gloopy" "Serum" — were laid to tape in the Boston town of Jamaica Plain some time around 2002. The third piece, "Calling Out to Work," was recorded about a year later at Vile's home in Philly, the same time that the psych-folkie was working as a forklift truck driver, right before he eventually formed the War on Drugs.

To see how far he's come over the last few years, read SPIN's in-depth cover story, Kurt Vile: Lost in the Stars? Find the EP's cover and track list below, followed by Vile's tour dates.

Sore Eros & Kurt Vile, Jamaica Plain EP track list:

1. "Jamaica Plain"
2. "Serum"
3. "Calling Out of Work"

Kurt Vile tour dates:

September 25 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Carnegie Music Hall
September 26 – Cincinnati, OH @ Midpoint Music Festival
September 27 – Urbana, IL @ Pygmalion Music Festival
October 12 – Mexico City, Mexico @ Capitol Corona
October 25 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
October 26 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
October 27 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
October 28 – Charlotte, NC @ Chop Shop
October 29 – Athens, GA @ 40 Watt
October 31 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
November 1 – Miami, FL @ Grand Central
November 2 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
November 3 – Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder
November 4 – Mobile, AL @ Alabama Music Box
November 5 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jack's
November 6 – Houston, TX @ Walter's
November 8-10 – Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest
November 11 – Oxford, MS @ Proud Larry's
November 12 – Chattanooga, TN@ JJ's Bohemia
December 7 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Debaser Medis
December 8 – Lund, Sweden @ Mejeriet
December 11 – London, U.K. @ O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
December 13 – Leeds, U.K. @ Brudenell Social Club
December 14 – Manchester, U.K. @ Academy 2
December 15 – Glasgow, U.K. @ The Arches
December 16 – Bristol, U.K. @ The Fleece
December 17 – Brighton, U.K. @ Concorde 2

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