New Kurt Vile – “Overnite Religion”

Things have moved quickly, and deservedly so, for Philly singer-songwriter and supplemental Warrior on Drugs Kurt Vile. Since having his given name drop on more radars independently of his other job, circa SXSW, Vile signed to Matador Records, who trumpeted the news incredibly breathlessly. And that’s coming from a blogger. As they noted, “perhaps more than ever before in label history,” they’re psyched over locking him up and plan to release Kurt’s second full-length Childish Prodigy this fall. Today they’re offering its first MP3 with “Overnite Religion” as a five-minute case for why you should be excited. Kurt’s acoustic strums loop and lope hazily, his slackjawed, drawled, and whooped vocals creeping out of subtly psychedelic echoes, a shaker and tamborine keeping the vibe loose but intimate, and immediate. It’s some hypnotic folk stuffs — with some cosmic guitar noise at the end to keep it more than just hypnotic folk stuffs — all made to look much easier than it is.

Kurt Vile – “Overnite Religion” (MP3)

Childish Prodigy is out 10/6 via Matador. It’ll be preceded by the “He’s All Right” 7″, in stores 9/8. The A-side comes from the album, and it’s stacked with two non-LP B-sides.

On tour:
07/17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Bruar Falls * – with Blues Control, Coconuts
07/18 – Boston, MA @ Homegrown Fest at Church * – with Blues Control, Titan, Sunburned Hand of the Man, and more
07/19 – Montague, MA @ Montague Bookmill * – with Blues Control
07/23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s – with Tyvek, Coconut Coolouts
07/31 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rooftop Film Sessions
08/11 – Baltimore, MD @ Talking Head Club – with Espers
08/12 – Wilmington, NC @ Soapbox – with Espers
08/13 – Asheville, NC * @ Transfigurations: Harvest Records Fest
08/14 – New York, NY @ Cakeshop – with Blues Control, Mad Scene, Hans Chew
08/15 – Ridgewood, NY @ Silent Barn – with Blues Control
08/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Vox Populi – with Blues Control
08/18 – Jersey City, NJ @ WFMU – Live on Brian Turner’s Show *
08/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Rittenhouse Square (Concert In The Park) *
08/25 – Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre – with Built To Spill, Woods
08/26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour – with Dungen, Woods
08/27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
08/28 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Muddy Waters – with Woods
08/29 – Big Sur, CA @ Mexican Summer / Folk Yeah Outdoor Fest
08/30 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill – with Dungen, Woods
09/01 – Portland, OR @ Berbati’s Pan – with Dungen, Woods

[Photo by Shawn Brackbill]

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