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Kurt Vile and Sore Eros Stretch Out on Heady ‘Serum’

Kurt Vile Sore Eros 'Serum' Stream 'Jamaica Plain'

Former SPIN cover star Kurt Vile has been feeling nostalgic of late. He and Matador Records are set to release a deluxe edition of his officially Essential Wakin on a Pretty Daze LP (including an extra EP’s worth of B-sides and versions) on November 19. And before that, the Care in the Community imprint will resurrect a trio of early-aughts collaborations with Robert Robinson. As Sore Eros, the former member of Vile’s band the Violators co-helms the Jamaica Plains EP, which will arrive as a transparent 10-inch on November 5. Now we can hear a sample of that set, “Serum,” a lazily drifting psych-folk piece with lyrics dolled out bit by bit in Vile’s creakiest drawl. The Violators hit the road this month. Find those tour dates here.