A free track from latest Matador Records signing, Philadelphian troubadour Kurt Vile is available to download from the Matador website now.
The album is described as a rich tapestry of rock and folk sounds, occasionally lo-fi, occasionally lustrous and hitting touchstones from Tom Petty to Street Legal-era Dylan to Spacemen 3 to Skip Spence.
The sample track certainly reflects the cool psychedelia implicit in the above claims.
It’s Vile’s second album, following last year’s release, ‘Constant Hitmaker‘. The track listing includes pounding rockers like ‘Hunchback’ and ‘Freak Train’, folky numbers like ‘Overnite Religion’ and the soaring ‘Amplifier’, even a Dim Stars cover.
Kurt Vile will tour the US in August with his crack ensemble The Violators, European dates will follow.