Updated: May 4
Kurt Vile is back with his signature sound of indie rock and we're happy he's returned! This Friday, he's releasing the 15 track behemoth (watch my moves). The album was recorded in his newly developed OKV Central home studio in Philadelphia. He comped the experience to Waylon Jennings recording outlaw country at Hillbilly Central recording studio.
On this one, Vile is curious and playful with his writing. Bringing in more synth than we have seen in the past. But he's also rooted in his traditional sound, as there is plenty of great guitar work to go around. Vile's vocals are laid back as usual, as is the overall sound of the record.
Included in the 15 track offering from Vile is a cover of Bruce Springsteen's "Wages of Sin". While I'm admittedly not the biggest fan of The Boss (I'm by no means a hater either), I can say that Vile did the track justice in his version. As Vile continues his career, he shows he's capable of exploring and stretching creatively. All of which he does on (watch my moves). If you're already a fan of the man, you're going to dig this one. If you want to see what he's capable of, this one isn't a bad place to start either.
Rating - 4/5