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Approved: Kurt Vile – Pretty Pimpin

By | Published on Wednesday 22 July 2015

Kurt Vile

Kurt Vile has announced that he will release his new album, ‘B’lieve I’m Goin Down’, on 25 Sep through Matador. And for that I think we can all breath a sigh of relief. Because when it comes to psych-rock songwriters, there are few who come close to Vile.

Speaking to Rolling Stone earlier this year, Vile said of the new album: “I wanted to get back into the habit of writing a sad song on my couch, with nobody waiting on me. I really wanted it to sound like it’s on my couch – not in a lo-fi way, just more unguarded and vulnerable”.

And maybe that’s the key – while many of his contemporaries are spending hours trying to make their tracks sound like they were recorded on a 1960s tape recorder, he’s concentrating on the songs and how they feel. And the success of that is shown perfectly on the first track released from ‘B’lieve I’m Goin Down’ – ‘Pretty Pimpin’ – which you can listen to here: