Kurt Vile will reportedly release a new album later this year.
The singer-songwriter released his latest LP ‘Wakin on a Pretty Daze’ in April 2013, with this follow-up set to be Vile’s sixth full-length.
Rolling Stone report that work on the record began last year in Philadelphia and recording took 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.”
Rolling Stone previously claimed that the album will be ‘All Over The Place’, but Pitchfork have since reported that representatives of Vile deny this.
Kurt Vile joined Warpaint on stage at Los Angeles venue Echoplex in November. Vile appeared with the band for a rendition of their song ‘Babies’ from 2010 debut ‘The Fool’. Watch fan-shot footage below.