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Kurt Vile

Free Download: “Wakin On A Pretty Day” - Kurt Vile & A Lot More Details About the New Album, Tour Dates & Private Listening Party

Matador Records just announced that Kurt Vile’s forthcoming album Wakin On A Pretty Daze, which was produced by John Agnello in multiple studios throughout the Northeast, will be coming out on April 9, and is a 69-minute double album. The label shared the single called “Wakin On A Pretty Day” (yes, that is the correct title and not a typo). You can listen to it below accompanied by outtakes from the Steve Powers (ESPO) documentary about the making of the cover album mural (however, it is not the official music video for the song). The track is available for free download which you can do so HERE, where you can also find more info about Vile’s upcoming tour with The Fresh & Onlys and Angel Olsen as well as vinyl, track listing, and pre-order details. If you happen to be in NYC tomorrow, you can win an invitation to attend the record listening party (with complimentary beverages like the custom-made featured cocktail “Pretty Daze”) at Electric Lady Studios by submitting HERE. Kurt Vile & the Violators will be performing next in Philly on Saturday, May 18 at Union Transfer.


New Video: "Wakin On A Pretty Daze Cover Art Documentary" - Kurt Vile

Matador Records posted a documentary this morning about the making of the mural that will be used as the cover art for Kurt Vile's upcoming album Wakin On A Pretty Daze. The video below features Steve Powers, the mural's creator and renowned Philly street artist a.k.a. ESPO. Vile makes an appearance in the footage as well. The documentary was directed by Don Argott, and you can view the mural in person on the side of an abandoned building in NoLibs at Front and Masters Sts. (Photo by Jesse Trbovich)


New Tracks: "Freak Train" (Live - Feat. Bradford Cox) & "HunchBack" (Live) - Kurt Vile & the Violators

Richie Records/Testostertunes just reissued Kurt Vile's 2009 EP The Hunchback today, which comes with six bonus live tracks recorded on August 27, 2011 at the Earl in Atlanta with the classic Violators lineup that included The War on Drugs' Adam Granduciel. You can take a listen to the live versions of "Freak Train" featuring Bradford Cox (Deerhunter, Atlas Sound) and "Hunchback" below. Enjoy!


Fishtown Mural to Be Cover Art for Kurt Vile's Next Album

Check out the photo (above) of the mural at Front and Master that is supposed to be the cover art for the next Kurt Vile album. It was taken by Violators' guitarist Jesse Trbovich, and the artwork was created by Steve Powers, who did the Mural Arts' Love Letter to Philadelphia along the Market-Frankford El in West Philly. There is also a documentary about the making of the mural coming from Don Argott, who directed The Art of the Steal and is the guitarist for Serpent Throne. Special thanks to The Key for bringing it to our attention. (Photo by Jesse Trbovich)


Kurt Vile Announces New Album Tentatively Scheduled for Spring 2013

In an interview with Spin, Kurt Vile talked about his new album tentatively scheduled for release in spring 2013 via Matador Records. It was postponed due to the early birth of his second child during the mixing and mastering process in Brooklyn. Once again, producer John Agnello has joined him in the studio, and there will be contributions from Ape School’s Michael Johnson, harpist Mary Lattimore, Woods frontman Jeremy Earl as a percussionist , Royal Trux’s Jennifer Herrema as a guest vocalist, Warpaint drummer Stella Mozgawa, and Beachwood Sparks’ Farmer Dave Scher. Vile describes the record as: “It’s totally our Tusk, but no cheese. Just rock.” Well, maybe he’ll be able to snag himself an opening slot on Fleetwood Mac’s upcoming reunion tour. Hopefully they won’t mind the “no cheese” comment. You can read the rest of Kurt's interview HERE.


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