Kurt Vile - "Pretty Pimpin"

Kurt Vile is my go to musician when it comes to rambling, chill rock. His last album, Wakin on a Pretty Daze was one of my favorites from 2013. There's no better soundtrack for the dog days of summer than Kurt Vile, and I will be picking up his new LP, b'lieve i'm going down... as soon as I can when it comes out September 25th. 

Here's a statement form the press release by none other than Kim Gordon:

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.

Vile was also interviewed by the AV Club recently. He talks about his creative process and how it has changed over the course of the years. He talks about how coming up with a title for an album can be a pain the arse and how a jam session led to the best song he's ever recorded. Also, keep a look out for a Nick Cave shout out. Oh Kurt, you truly know how to win a gal over. 

If you are new to Kurt Vile's music here is a playlist with some of best work.