19 November 2023
“It’s is an EP by no one’s definition but Kurt Vile’s. Clocking in at just shy of an hour, this would be a long full-length record by most any other artist’s yardstick, but for Kurt, the collection is an expression of just how deep his well of non-album material runs.”
Far Out Mag: “Vile invites us to join him on his beach on the moon. Although Back to Moon Beach sounds warm and familiar, particularly to pre-existing fans, Vile does keep that one toe firmly pointed towards the future. Compiling album rejects and covers recorded across the last four years, the record is also a demonstration of his growth and influences.”
TUTV: This new Vile record is for Vile fanatics. I usual love his drift away vibe, but here
I almost fell asleep midway. After the pretty lovely opener/single ‘Another Good Year For
The Roses‘ it’s downhill. Half of the songs are too lazy, too relaxing, too whiny.
My advice: sit down, dim the lights, relax and have a nap in la-la land.