KURT VILE new album Bottle It In out now!

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New album Bottle It In out today! Touring Australia April 2019

Praise For Kurt Vile – Bottle It In

Feature Album – PBS
Feature Album – RTR 

“Bottle It In is an elaborate and intimate piece of music, written and sung by a distinctive talent. It sounds as if Vile had literally bottled in his feelings to unload them onto the record. We know Kurt Vile a little better now.” – The AU Review

“…it’s a thrill to join him everywhere he goes.” – The Line Of Best Fit

★★★★ – The Music

“Kurt Vile is ever the buzzed, backseat philosopher on his third record.” – Independent ★★★★

Following the release of acclaimed singles ‘One Trick Ponies’, ‘Loading Zones’ and the epic 10-minute float of ‘Bassackwards’ (“Another delightful ramble through Mr. Vile’s imagination with a few sonic curveballs thrown into the guitar-heavy mix” – New York Times), Kurt Vile today shares his new album Bottle It In. 

Travel can inspire in surprising ways: Kurt Vile discovered as much making his first record in three years, the eclectic and electrifying Bottle It In, which he recorded at various studios around the country over two very busy years, during sessions that usually punctuated the ends of long tours or family road trips. Every song, whether it’s a concise and catchy pop composition or a sprawling guitar epic, becomes a journey unto itself, taking unexpected detours, circuitous melodic avenues, or open-highway solos. If Vile has become something of a rock guitar god—a mantle he would dismiss out of humility but also out of a desire to keep getting better, to continue absorbing new music, new sounds, new ideas—it’s due to his precise, witty playing style, which turns every riff and rhythm into points on a map and takes the scenic route from one to the next.

Using past albums as points of departure, Bottle It In heads off in new directions, pushing at the edges of the map into unexplored territory: Here be monster jams. These songs show an artist who is still evolving and growing: a songwriter who, like his hero John Prine, can make you laugh and break your heart, often in the same line, as well as a vocalist who essentially rewrites those songs whenever he sings them in his wise, laconic jive-talkin’ drawl. He revels in the minutiae of the music—not simply incorporating new instruments but emphasizing how they interact with his guitar and voice, how the glockenspiel evokes cirrocumulus clouds on ‘Hysteria’, how Kim Gordon’s “acoustic guitar distortion” (her term) engulfs everything at the end of ‘Mutinies’, how the banjo curls around his guitar lines and backing vocals from Lucius to lend a high-lonesome aura to ‘Come Again’.

These journeys took Vile more than two years to navigate, during which time he toured behind his breakout 2015 album b’lieve I’m goin’ down, recorded a duets album with Australian singer-songwriter-guitarist Courtney Barnett, opened for Neil Young in front of 90,000 people in Quebec, famously became a clue on Jeopardy, hung out with friends, took vacations with his wife and daughters. “I’ve been bouncing around a lot and recording all over. My family would meet me in the middle of America, and we’d go on a road trip somewhere. I would record in between all that stuff.”

Kurt Vile will hit the road in Australia in April 2019 with support from RVG. Catch Kurt Vile and the Violators perform shows in Sydney, Wollongong, Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Bendigo Autumn Music and Byron Bay Bluesfest. Full tour details and ticket links below.

Stream / Download Bottle It In: https://kurtvile.lnk.to/bottleitin

Kurt Vile – ‘One Trick Ponies’
Stream / Download via https://kurtvile.lnk.to/onetrickponies

with special guests RVG

Monday 15 April – Enmore Theatre, Sydney

Tuesday 16 April – Unibar, Wollongong

Wednesday 17 April – ANU, Canberra

Monday 22 April – Forum Melbourne

Saturday 27 April – The Gov, Adelaide

Sunday 28 April – Rosemount Hotel, Perth

Also appearing at Bluesfest 2019 + Bendigo Autumn Music

Kurt Vile – Bottle It In is out now via Matador Records / Remote Control.
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