Kurt Vile Announces New Album and Tour, Shares 10-Minute New Song “Bassackwards”

Bottle It In Due Out October 12 via Matador

Sep 10, 2018
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Kurt Vile has announced a new album, Bottle It In, and shared a new song from it, the near 10-minute long "Bassackwards," via a lyric video for the song. Bottle It In is due out October 12 via Matador. It includes "Loading Zones," a new song Vile shared in August via an amusing video for it (it was one of our Songs of the Week). The album features Cass McCombs, Kim Gordon, and others. He has also announced some more tour dates for 2019. Watch the "Bassackwards" lyric video below, followed by the album's tracklist and cover art, as well as Vile's upcoming tour dates.

Bottle It In is the follow-up to 2015's b'lieve i'm goin down..., although last fall Vile teamed up with Courtney Barnett for a collaborative album, Lotta Sea Lice. Bottle It In was recorded over the course of two years in various cities (including Los Angeles, Brooklyn, and Portland), with various producers (including Rob Schnapf, Shawn Everett, and Rob Laakso, a member of his backing band The Violators). The majority of Bottle It In was recorded at Tarquin Studios in Bridgeport, Connecticut, with Peter Katis (Interpol, the National) engineering and producing. The album also features Warpaint's Stella Mozgawa, Mary Lattimore, Farmer Dave Scher, and Lucius.

Vile says in a press release that all the travelling around influenced the album: "For a while I was terrified of flying, so I would be listening to whatever country songs I was obsessed with. I'd have George Jones blasting in my ears. Or, I would be reading something about country music. Or, I would start writing songs in that flash of being afraid, being swallowed by life. I'm up there on a plane drinking wine because like everybody else I'm afraid to die. And I wrote 'Hysteria' up there." 

Of the album's emotional weight, Vile adds: "It's like that moment on the airplane, when you're on your way somewhere and you have that burst of panic. When you're terrified of dying, that's when you want people to know you love them."

Also read our 2017 interview with Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile on Lotta Sea Lice.

Bottle It In Tracklist:

1. Loading Zones 
2. Hysteria
3. Yeah Bones 
4. Bassackwards 
5. One Trick Ponies
6. Rollin With The Flow (Charlie Rich cover)
7. Check Baby
8. Bottle It In 
9. Mutinies
10. Come Again 
11. Cold Was The Wind
12. Skinny Mini 
13. (bottle back)

Kurt Vile and the Violators Tour Dates:

10/12 - Hamburg, Germany - Grünspan ^
10/13 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Pustervik ^
10/14 - Oslo, Norway - Rockefeller #
10/15 - Stockholm, Sweden - Bern #
10/16 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega #
10/18 - Berlin, Germany - Huxleys #
10/19 - Munich, Germany - Muffathalle #
10/20 - Zurich, Switzerland - X-Tra #
10/21 - Lyon, France - Epicerie Moderne #
10/22 - Barcelona, Spain - Apolo #
10/23 - Madrid, Spain - Teatro Barceló #
10/25 - Lisbon, Spain - Lisboa Ao Vivo #
10/26 - Porto, Portugal - Hard Club #
10/27 - Bilbao, Spain - BIME Festival #
10/28 - Bordeaux, France - Theatre Barbey #
10/29 - Paris, France - La Cigale #
10/30 - Brussels, Belgium - Autumn Falls @ AB #
11/1 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso #
11/2 - Köln, Germany - Kantine #
11/3 - Groningen, Netherlands - Take Root Festival
11/5 - Brighton, UK - Concorde 2 #
11/6 - London, UK - Shepherd's Bush Empire #
11/7 - London, UK - Shepherd's Bush Empire #
11/8 - Bristol, UK - St Philips Gate #
11/9 - Birmingham, UK - The Crossing #
11/10 - Manchester, UK - Albert Hall #
11/11 - Leeds, UK - 02 Academy #
11/13 - Glasgow, UK - SWG3 #
11/14 - Dublin, Ireland - Vicar Street #
11/15 - Belfast, UK - The Limelight #
11/24 - Boston, MA - House of Blues *
11/28 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel *
11/30 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club *
12/3 - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse *
12/5 - Oklahoma City, OK - Jones Assembly *
12/6 - Austin, TX - ACL Live at The Moody Theater *
12/7 - Dallas, TX - Canton Hall *
12/9 - San Diego, CA - The Observatory North Park *
12/11 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern *
12/12 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theatre *
12/14 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom *
12/15 - Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre *
12/16 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom *
12/19 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue *
12/20 - Madison, WI - Sylvee *
12/21 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall *
12/22 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre *
12/29 - Philadelphia, PA - The Met Philadelphia %
2/14 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground +
2/15 - Montreal, QUE - Mtelus +
2/16 - Toronto, ONT - Danforth Music Hall +
2/19 - Detroit, MI - Majestic Theatre +
2/20 - Cincinnati, OH - Taft Theatre +
2/21 - Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue +
2/22 - Louisville, KY - Headliners +
2/23 - Bloomington, IL - Castle Theatre +
2/24 - St. Louis, MO - Pageant +
2/26 - Omaha, NE - The Slowdown +
2/27 - Kansas City, MO - Truman +
2/28 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre +
3/1 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot +
3/2 - Phoenix, AZ - TBD
3/3 - Las Vegas, NV - House Of Blues +
3/5 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre +
3/6 - Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf +
3/8 - New Braunfels, TX - Gruene Hall +
3/9 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall +
3/10 - New Orleans, LA - Civic Theatre +
3/12 - Orlando, FL - The Beacham +
3/13 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution Live +
3/15 - Birmingham, AL - Saturn +
3/16 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium +
3/17 - Richmond, VA - The National +
4/11 - Aukland, NZ - Powerstation
4/13 - Wellington, NZ - Hunter Lounge
4/15 - Sydney, NSW - Enmore &
4/16 - Wallongong, NSW - Unibar &
4/17 - Canberra, NSW - ANU &
4/18 - Byron Bay, NSW - Byron Bay Bluesfest
4/20 - Byron Bay, NSW - Byron Bay Bluesfest
4/22 - Melbourne, VIC - The Forum &
4/27 - Adelaide, SA - The Gov &
4/28 - Perth, WA - Rosemount Hotel &

^ denotes w/ Meg Baird (solo)
# denotes w/ Meg Baird & Mary Lattimore
* denotes w/ Jessica Pratt
% denotes w/ The Feelies
+ denotes w/ The Sadies
& denotes w/ RVG

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