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Kurt Vile Announces New Album and Tour, Shares Video for Lead Single “Like Exploding Stones”

(watch my moves) Due Out April 15 via Verve

Feb 15, 2022 Photography by Adam Wallacavage
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Kurt Vile has announced the release of a new album, (watch my moves), which will be out on April 15 via Verve. Vile has also shared a video for the album’s lead single “Like Exploding Stones” and has announced a set of U.S. and European tour dates. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. local time. View the Sean Dunne-directed video for “Like Exploding Stones” below, along with the album’s tracklist/cover art and full list of tour dates.

Vile’s new album was mainly recorded at OKV Central, his home studio in the Mount Airy neighborhood of Philadelphia. In a press release, he states: “When Waylon Jennings became an outlaw country artist, he liked to record at Hillbilly Central, which was Tompall Glaser’s studio. OKV Central is my version of that in Mount Airy. I’ve come into my own here, and at the same time I’m getting back to my home-recording roots.”

The album was produced by Vile alongside longtime collaborator Rob Schnapf. It features contributions from Vile’s band The Violators and James Stewart, along with appearances by Chastity Belt, Cate Le Bon, Stella Mozgawa, and Sarah Jones.

Vile adds, regarding the album: “It’s about songwriting. It’s about lyrics. It’s about being the master of all domains in the music. I’m always thinking about catchy music, even though it’s fried, or sizzled, out. It’s my own version of a classic thing—it’s moving forward and backward at the same time.”

Vile’s most recent album, Bottle It In, came out in 2018 on Matador.

Read our interview with Vile on Bottle It In.

(watch my moves) Tracklist:

1. Goin on a Plane Today
2. Flyin (like a fast train)
3. Palace of OKV in Reverse
4. Like Exploding Stones
5. Mount Airy Hill (Way Gone)
6. Hey Like a Child
7. Jesus on a Wire
8. Fo Sho
9. Cool Water
10. Chazzy Don’t Mind
11. (shiny things)
12. Say the Word
13. Wages of Sin
14. kurt runner
15. Stuffed Leopard

Kurt Vile 2022 Tour Dates:

April 26—Norfolk, VA—The NorVa*
April 27—Saxaphaw, NC—Haw River Ballroom*
April 28—Asheville, NC—The Orange Peel*
April 30—Atlanta, GA—Shaky Knees Music Festival
May 1—Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium*
May 3—Oklahoma City, OK—Jones Assembly*
May 4—Houston, TX—White Oak Music Hall*
May 5—Dallas, TX—Granada Theater*
May 6—Austin, TX—ACL Live at the Moody Theater*
May 7—San Antonio, TX—Aztec Theater*
May 9—Phoenix, AZ—Van Buren*
May 10—San Diego, CA—The Observatory North Park*
May 12—Los Angeles, CA—The Theatre at The Ace Hotel*
May 13—San Francisco, CA—The Fillmore*
May 14—San Francisco, CA—The Fillmore*
May 15—Sonoma, CA—Gundlach Bundschu Winery*
May 17—Portland, OR—Crystal Ballroom*
May 18—Tacoma, WA—Spanish Ballroom*
May 19—Spokane, WA—Knitting Factory*
May 20—Seattle, WA—The Moore*
May 21—Boise, ID—Knitting Factory
May 23—Denver, CO—Ogden Theater
May 25—Minneapolis, MN—First Avenue+
May 26—Milwaukee, WI—Turner Ballroom+
May 27—Chicago, IL—Thalia Hall+
May 28—Chicago, IL—Thalia Hall+
June 1—New York, NY—Webster Hall+
June 2—New York, NY—Webster Hall~
June 3—Philadelphia, PA—Union Transfer+
June 4—Philadelphia, PA—Union Transfer~
August 26—London, U.K.—All Points East Festival
August 27—Bath, U.K.—Forum
August 28—Leeds, U.K.—Stylus
August 29—Glasgow, U.K.—QMU
August 30—Belfast, U.K.—Limelight
August 31—Dublin, Ireland—Vicar Street
September 2—Birmingham, U.K.—Moseley Folk & Arts Festival
September 3—Manchester, U.K.—Manchester Psych Fest
September 4—Dorset, U.K.—End of the Road Festival
September 5—Antwerpen, Belgium—OLT
September 12—Köln, Germany—Gloria Theater
September 13—Amsterdam, the Netherlands—Paradiso
September 14—Nijmegen, the Netherlands—Openluchttheater Goffert
September 15—Berlin, Germany—Huxleys
September 16—Copenhagen, DK—The Grey Hall
September 17—Malmö, Sweden—Plan B
September 19—Kortrijk, Belgium—Depart
September 20—Paris, France—Le Trianon

*with Chastity Belt
+with Natural Information Society
~with Sun Ra Arkestra

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