Kurt Vile Shares Private ‘KV’ Mixtape, Announces New EP and Expanded Album

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As Kurt Vile gets ready to play some of his biggest stateside shows yet, Philadelphia’s favorite guitar slinger has revealed the inevitable expanded ‘reissue’ of his latest record, Wakin on a Pretty Daze. Available on November 19th through Matador, it includes new artwork from the legendary street artist ESPO and a bonus EP called It’s a Big World Out There (And I Am Scared). The latter will also be available as a 12” if you already own the album.

If that’s not enough for hot Vile action for you, he also uploaded the coveted KV mixtape that landed in the hands of close friends earlier this year “for the purpose of loose/good vibes.”

“I don’t wanna say all this stuff influenced my record in any obvious way,” Vile wrote on his Web site, “but subliminally? Most def. Cuz that’s life—always influenced by your surroundings.”

Check it out below, along with tour dates, album art and more…

Kurt Vile, KV Mixtape:
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – No Second Thoughts
Gary Numan – Are ‘friends’ Electric?
David Byrne – My Big Hands (Fall Through The Cracks)
Randy Newman – Baltimore
Tim Buckley – Home To Stay
The Byrds – Ballad of Easy Rider
The Byrds – Truckstop Girl
The Flamin Groovies – Whiskey Woman
Rowland Howard and Nikki Sudden – A Quick Thing
Syd Barret – Opel
Pink Floyd – Green Is The Colour
Aphrodite’s Child – Take Your Time
Bill Fay – Warwick Town
Big Star – Stroke It Noel
Michael Chapman – You Say
Miles Davis – Here Come De Honey Man
David Bowie – Art Decade
Depeche Mode – Everything Counts
Prince – Something In The Water (Does Not Compute)
Lou Reed – Charley’s Girl
Royal Trux – Waterpark
The Rolling Stones – 100 Years Ago
Aphrodite’s Child – Valley Of Sadness
Ween – Lullabye

'Wakin on a Pretty Day (Deluxe)'

Kurt Vile, Wakin on a Pretty Daze: Deluxe Daze (Post Haze):
1. Wakin on a Pretty Day
2. KV Crimes
3. Was All Talk
4. Girl Called Alex
5. Never Run Away
6. Pure Pain
7. Too Hard
8. Shame Chamber
9. Snowflakes Are Dancing
10. Air Bud
11. Snowflakes Are Dancing
12. Gold Tone

Kurt Vile, It’s a Big World Out There (And I Am Scared):
1. Never Run Away (string synth)
2. NRA Reprise
3. Feel My Pain
4. Snowflakes Extended
5. Wedding Budz
6. The Ghost Of Freddie Roach
7. (reprise reprise)

Kurt Vile tour dates:
9/25 Pittsburgh, PA – Carnegie Music Hall
9/26 Cincinnati, OH – Midpoint Festival
9/27 Urbana, IL – Pygmalian Festival
10/12 Mexico City, Mexico – Corona Capital Music Festival
10/25 New York, NY – Terminal 5 *
10/26 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer *
10/27 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar *
10/29 Athens, GA – 40 Watt *
10/31 Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits *
11/2 Orlando, FL – The Social *
11/3 Tallahassee, FL – Club Downunder *
11/5 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jack’s *
11/6 Houston, TX – Walters *
11/11 Oxford, MS – Proud Larry’s *
11/12 Chattanooga, TN – JJ’s Bohemia *
12/7 Stockholm, Sweden – Debaser Medis
12/8 Lund, Sweden – Mejeriet
12/11 London, England – 02 Shepherd’s Social Club
12/13 Leeds, England – Brudenell Social Club
12/14 Manchester, England – Manchester Academy 2
12/15 Glasgow, Scotland – Arches
12/16 Bristol, England – The Fleece
12/17 Brighton, England – Concorde 2
12/19 Paris, France – La Gaite Lyrique
12/20 Tourcoing, France – Le Grand Mix

* with Beach Fossils