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Kurt Vile – Wakin On A Pretty Daze

Kurt Vile has announced his return with details for his latest LP, Wakin On A Pretty Daze, the follow-up to his critically-acclaimed fourth album Smoke Ring For My Halo.

The Philadelphia singer-songwriter’s eagerly anticipated fifth solo effort, which was recorded with producer John Agnello in studios across north-east America, will be released via Matador on 8 April.

As well as the album announcement, Vile has offered up a download and video for the nine-minute album opener Wakin On A Pretty Day. The fascinating video (below) shows the time-lapse creation of the album artwork mural by artist Steve Powers, who found fame in the late 1990s for his graffiti under the name ESPO.

The album, which clocks in at 69 minutes, will be available on deluxe vinyl with removable wall art stickers, standard vinyl, CD and digital download. The pre-order for the physical edition is available now from the Matador Store and digitally from iTunes, with an exclusive bonus iTunes track.

Wakin On A Pretty Daze track listing:

1. Wakin On A Pretty Day
2. KV Crimes
3. Was All Talk
4. Girl Called Alex
5. Never Run Away
6. Pure Pain
7. Too Hard
8. Shame Chamber
9. Snowflakes Are Dancing
10. Air Bud
11. Goldtone

Vile will also support the album release with his band The Violators at London’s Field Day in May, along with the following worldwide tour dates:

Apr 14 – Indio CA – Coachella Festival
Apr 21 – Indio CA – Coachella Festival
May 4 – Atlanta GA – Shaky Knees Festival
May 5 – Atlanta GA – Shaky Knees Festival
May 7 – Los Angeles CA – Echoplex
May 8 – San Francisco CA – Independent
May 10 – Portland OR – Doug Fir
May 11 – Vancouver BC – Biltmore
May 12 – Seattle WA – Neumos
May 14 – Chicago IL – Lincoln Hall
May 16 – New York NY – Bowery Ballroom
May 17 – Boston MA – The Sinclair
May 18 – Philadelphia PA – Union Transfer
May 24 – Barcelona ES – Primavera Sound Festival
May 25 – London GB – Field Day
May 26 – Brussels BE – AB
May 27 – Amsterdam NL – Paradiso
May 28 – Hamburg DE – Knust
May 29 – Copenhagen DK – Amager Bio

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