Thursday, July 23, 2009

More Details Emerge About Kurt Vile's Matador Debut

We've been champing at the bit ever since we heard that Matador had picked up HAD fave Kurt Vile. So we were psyched to discover that details of the first release have now started to emerge. Matador recently disclosed the details of Vile's first full length for the label Childish Prodigy. In addition to releasing the album art (above), and a preview mp3 ("Overnite Religion", below), the label has also noted that a limited edition 7" featuring "He's Alright", along with two non album b-sides, will be released on September 8th.

"Overnite Religion" is classic Vile, with multi-tracked acoustic guitars, uber-reverby vocals, and an infectious melody built around a droney, abstract chord progression. What's more, it maintains Vile's DIY minimalist production, which really leaves us with quite high hopes for the entire record.

In addition to all the September release excitement, Vile is currently on tour with various acts around the country. You can see those dates below, and be rest assured that Vile is planning a national tour upon the record's release. Excitement meters to ten.

Kurt Vile Summer 2009 Dates
Fri, July 23 – Philadelphia PA – Johnny Brenda’s – with Tyvek, Coconut Coolouts

Fri, July 31 – Brooklyn NY – Rooftop Film Sessions

Tue, Aug 11 – Baltimore MD – Talking Head Club – with Espers

Wed, Aug 12 – Wilmington NC – Soapbox – with Espers

Thu, Aug 13 – Asheville NC * – Transfigurations: Harvest Records Fest
Fri, Aug 14 – New York NY – Cakeshop – with Blues Control, Mad Scene, Hans Chew
Sat, Aug 15 – Ridgewood NY – Silent Barn – with Blues Control

Sun, Aug 16 – Philadelphia PA – Vox Populi – with Blues Control

Tue, Aug 18 – Jersey City NJ – WFMU – Live on Brian Turner’s Show

Wed, Aug 19 – Philadelphia PA – Rittenhouse Square (Concert In The Park)

Tue, Aug 25 – Santa Ana CA – Galaxy Theatre – with Built To Spill, Woods
Wed, Aug 26 – Los Angeles CA – Troubadour – with Dungen, Woods

Thu, Aug 27 – Los Angeles CA – Echoplex

Fri, Aug 28- Santa Barbara CA – Muddy Waters – with Woods

Sat, Aug 29 – Big Sur CA – Mexican Summer / Folk Yeah Outdoor Fest

Sun, Aug 30 – San Francisco CA – Bottom of the Hill – with Dungen, Woods

Tue, Sep 1 – Portland OR – Berbati’s Pan – with Dungen, Woods

mp3: Kurt Vile - Overnite Religion