Kurt Vile has already pulled off the near-impossibly feat of making a Philadelphia accent sound cool, and now he seems determined to do the same with the rest of his hometown. In director Tom Scharpling’s new clip for “KV Crimes” — after “Never Run Away,” the second great video that Vile’s excellent new album Wakin On A Pretty Daze has yielded — Vile parades through town in a plastic crown on a cardboard Renn Faire throne. He bestows golden guitar picks upon little kids and feasts on hoagies on silver platters, and he generally comes off like his city’s new Fresh Prince.
Also of note: As Pitchfork reports, August 28 will be Kurt Vile day in Philly. He’ll get the Liberty Bell Award that day, and he’ll also play a free solo show in City Hall Courtyard at 5:30. Check out the video below.
Wakin On A Pretty Daze is out now on Matador.