New Album: Kurt Vile – Wakin’ On A Pretty Daze

Kurt Vile - Wakin' On A Pretty Daze

Wakin’ On A Pretty Daze

Kurt Vile is my favorite. I’m hopelessly twisted into liking anything he releases; it’s like being caught in a rip tide and trying to fight against the current. You can let it take you for a ride, or fight and drown – personally I prefer to ride, fighting nature is futile. Needless to say I was ecstatic to learn Kurt Vile was not only releasing a new album, but a massive double LP spanning 69 minutes and backed by his excellent band The Violators. Above is the video for “Wakin’ On A Pretty Daze”, which is legendary street artist ESPO creating the album artwork in a desolate industrial locale as some serious homage is paid to their native Philadelphia. The track is over nine minutes long which makes the comparisons of Vile and the Violators to Young and Crazy Horse somewhat justified, at least in my minds eye.

Wakin’ On A Pretty Daze will be released by Matador Records on 04/09/13. You can pre-order the album here, and download the Title Track via the Matablog. April can’t come soon enough, as I continue to ride this beautiful current. Yeah Yeah Yeahhhhhhh.

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D. Hixon

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