Philly rock & roller Kurt Vile is pretty much perfect to me these days.
He’ll be putting pout a new record in September on Matador called b’lieve i’m goin down. The follow up to 2013’s most excellent Walkin On a Pretty Daze is a darker record from the man, Kurt saying it “definitely has that night vibe.”
Kurt Vile traveled all over the place to record the record including stops in Brooklyn, LA, and Athens, Georgia. The dude even stopped in to Rancho de la Luna (Josh Homme’s studio) for a desert session of recording.
Kim Gordon released this statement about the record through Matador:
Kurt does his own myth-making; a boy/man with an old soul voice in the age of digital everything becoming something else, which is why this focused, brilliantly clear and seemingly candid record is a breath of fresh air. Recorded and mixed in a number of locations, including Los Angeles and Joshua Tree, b’lieve i’m goin down… is a handshake across the country, east to west coast, thru the dustbowl history (“valley of ashes”) of woody honest strait forward talk guthrie, and a cali canyon dead still nite floating in a nearly waterless landscape. The record is all air, weightless, bodyless, but grounded in convincing authenticity, in the best version of singer songwriter upcycling.
Let’s hit play.
Hmm roadtrip weekend to Portland or Seattle in October?
0-17 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom %
10-18 Seattle, WA – The Showbox %
% with Cass McCombs and Heron Oblivion