Published Sep 21, 2015Philly rocker Kurt Vile is releasing his album b'lieve i'm goin down... later this week (September 25), but the wait until then just got a whole lot more bearable, since the entire thing can be streamed ahead of time.
The record touches on the various aspects of Vile's musical personality: "Pretty Pimpin" and "Dust Bunnies" are bouncy rockers, while "That's Life, tho (almost hate to say)" and "Stand Inside" are moody ballads. There's also some instrumental diversity, as "I'm an Outlaw" sports twangy banjo and "Life Like This," "Lost My Head There" and "Bad Omens" are based on piano.
All told, it's a mellow, sprawling affair that channels Vile's slacker vibe. It premiered on a few public radio stations; the stream from Minneapolis' the Current can be heard below.