Published Sep 10, 2018After mapping out a tour and sharing new track "Loading Zones," Kurt Vile has finally revealed plans for his next full-length album. Titled Bottle It In, the LP is due out on October 12 via Matador Records.
The new record hears Vile continuing to explore new sonic directions, often inspired by actual excursions while on tour or family road trips over the course of the last two years.
Among his stand-out moments since 2015's b'lieve I'm goin' down, Vile released a collaborative album with Courtney Barnett, opened for Neil Young in front of 90,000 people in Quebec City and became a Jeopardy! clue.
During his travels to California he met with new and returning collaborators like the Sadies, as well as producer Rob Schnapf (who recorded a new track with Warpaint's Stella Mozgawa, Mary Lattimore and Cass McCombs).
In Salt Lake City, Vile recorded several songs with engineer Shawn Everett; in Portland and Brooklyn, he recorded with producer and Violators member Rob Laakso; in Connecticuit, he worked with Peter Katis.
About to embark on a lengthy tour in support of the new album, Vile is more conscious than ever about leaving his loved ones behind at home.
"It's like that moment on the airplane when you're on your way somewhere and you have that burst of panic," Vile said in a statement. "When you're terrified of dying, that's when you want people to know you love them."
Below, see the tracklisting for Bottle It In, and stream the second single "Bassackwards."
Beyond that, check out his updated list of upcoming North American tour dates — including a round of shows with his Toronto-based pals the Sadies.
Bottle It In:
1. Loading Zones
3. Yeah Bones
5. One Trick Ponies
6. Rollin With The Flow (Charlie Rich cover)
7. Check Baby
8. Bottle It In
10. Come Again
11. Cold Was The Wind
12. Skinny Mini
13. (bottle back)
11/24 Boston, MA - House of Blues
11/28 Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel
11/30 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
12/03 Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
12/05 Oklahoma City, OK - Jones Assembly
12/06 Austin, TX - ACL Live at The Moody Theater
12/07 Dallas, TX - Canton Hall
12/09 San Diego, CA - The Observatory North Park
12/11 Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
12/12 Oakland, CA - Fox Theatre
12/14 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
12/15 Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre
12/16 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
12/19 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
12/20 Madison, WI - Sylvee
12/21 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall
12/22 Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
02/14 Burlington, VT - Higher Ground *
02/15 Montreal, QC – MTelus *
02/16 Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall *
02/19 Detroit, MI - Majestic Theatre *
02/20 Cincinatti, OH - Taft Theatre *
02/21 Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue *
02/22 Louisville, KY – Headliners *
02/23 Bloomington, IL - Castle Theatre *
02/24 St. Louis, MO – Pageant *
02/26 Omaha, NE - The Slowdown *
02/27 Kansas City, MO - Truman *
02/28 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre *
03/01 Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot *
03/02 Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues *
03/04 Phoenix, AZ - Van Buren *
03/05 Tucson, AZ -Rialto Theatre *
03/06 Sante Fe, NM - Meow Wolf *
03/08 New Braunfels, TX - Gruene Hall *
03/09 Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall *
03/10 New Orleans, LA - Civic Theatre *
03/12 Orlando, FL - The Beacham *
03/13 Ft. Lauderdale - Revolution Live *
03/15 Birmingham, AL – Saturn *
03/16 Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium *
03/17 Richmond, VA - The National *
* with the Sadies