Kurt Vile and his record label, Matador Records, began teasing a 2018 release from Vile Monday on social media.
A photo showing a political yard sign with Vile’s name and the year 2018 has been posted on Vile’s Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts, with no caption, and has also been shared on Matador Records’ social media accounts.
— Kurt Vile (@therealkurtvile) April 23, 2018
Vile’s latest release came last year in the form of his collaborative album with Courtney Barnett, Lotta Sea Lice, which Paste put at #5 on our list of the best 50 albums of 2017. Vile’s latest solo full-length was 2015’s b’lieve I’m goin down…, with Hilary Saunders writing in her Paste review of the album, “And that is what makes him the lord of the lo-fi loafers.”
Last month, Vile announced U.S. tour dates with The Violators and he just supported John Prine in Philadelphia earlier this month. Vile’s upcoming tour kicks off June 13 at the Metropolitan Theatre in Morgantown, W.Va. Then, Vile and his band will continue their 12-city, month-long run that ends at Charlotte, N.C.’s The Underground. For select shows, Vile and The Violators will be sharing the stage with the Columbus, Ohio-based band Connections and solo musician Dylan Carson.
Check out Vile’s upcoming tour dates below, and revisit Paste’s interview with Vile and Barnett from last year here.
Kurt Vile & The Violators Tour Dates:
13 – Morgantown, W.Va. @ Metropolitan Theatre +
14 – Lancaster, Pa. @ Tellus 36 +
15 – New Haven, Conn. @ College Street Music Hall +
16 – Jersey City, N.J. @ White Eagle +
17 – Hunter, N.Y. @ Mountain Jam Festival
10 – Charlottesville, Va. @ Jefferson Theatre *
11 – Carrboro, N.C. @ Cat’s Cradle *
12 – Asheville, N.C. @ Orange Peel *
13 – Louisville, Ky. @ Forecastle Music & Arts Festival
14 – Chattanooga, Tenn. @ Signal *
15 – Knoxville, Tenn. @ Mill & Mine *
17 – Charlotte, N.C. @ The Underground *
(+ – w/ Connections)
(* – w/ Dylan Carson)