Kurt Vile has announced the title of his next album and UK tour dates.
The singer-songwriter released his last LP ‘Wakin On A Pretty Daze’ in April 2013, with its follow-up set to be Vile’s sixth full-length. In a trailer video, streaming below, Vile confirms its name to be ‘B’lieve I’m Goin Down’. Watch the teaser clip below.
Kurt Vile has also scheduled a series of live dates in the UK and Ireland for November. He will play gigs in London, Brighton, Bristol, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester and Dublin. Vile will also appear at Citadel Festival in London on July 19. See his full British and Irish dates below.
It was previously reported by Rolling Stone that work on Vile’s new record began last year in Philadelphia, with recording taking place in Brooklyn, Athens, Georgia and southern California. The album, which will feature Warpaint drummer Stella Mozgawa, is expected to be released at “some point in autumn”.
The Philadelphia-based musician said that the LP will include some “ethereal, Appalachian-influenced folk songs” and described the new material as more “unguarded and vulnerable” and having a “night vibe”. Vile continued: “The music drones on and on, but in a freer way. There’s a sort of melancholy in the way the music just sprawls. It wanders. Everybody goes up and down throughout their lives. ‘Smoke Ring…’ was a downer, then ‘Wakin…’ was an upturn. My music has to be funny and sad and happy and loving, it’s gotta have it all. When somebody’s just too dark all the time, it’s just drama. Or if somebody’s too funny? Well, I like being too funny sometimes.”
Kurt Vile will play:
London Citadel Festival (July 19)
Brighton Concorde 2 (November 11)
London Electric Ballroom (12)
Bristol Motion (13)
Dublin Vicar Street (15)
Glasgow ABC1 (16)
Leeds University Stylus (17)
Manchester The Ritz (18)