Published Jul 21, 2009In case you somehow missed this sweet bit of news, a new album from eccentric Philly folkie Kurt Vile now has a due date, title and its own little teaser release. For a title, Vile is calling this one, Childish Prodigy, which will be released through Matador on October 6.
It is Vile's first record for Matador and follows 2008's critically acclaimed Constant Hitmaker, itself recently reissued on vinyl by no-fi specialists Woodsist. The album will also reportedly include the totally kick-ass title track from another recent Vile release, The Hunchback EP, as well as the songs "Overnite Religion," "Blackberry Song," "Freak Train," "Amplifier," "He's All Right" and a cover of Dim Stars' "Monkey."
As with Matador's recently announced Mission of Burma record, that bit of aforementioned teasing action will be a seven-inch Vile single, which will feature "He's All Right" backed by a couple of non-album B-sides when it's release on September 8. This is presumably to help get people talking about the new record, but if Vile gets any more buzz he might physically explode.
Also, if you missed out on Vile's awesome mini-LP God Is Saying This to You the first time around and don't feel like dropping $100 on eBay to get a copy, Mexican Summer will be repressing the out-of-print release. However, again there will only be 500 copies.
The cleverly named Vile is currently touring the U.S. with his Violators, but has yet to venture north of the 49th parallel. According to his MySpace page, he will be playing some additional West coast dates in September with Portland, OR's Eat Skull and a full-on North American tour is expected after the release of Childish Prodigy. So let's keep our fingers crossed for some Canadian dates, eh?
A full list of Vile's confirmed live stops so far can be found here, as well as a download of the new Childish Prodigy track "Overnite Religion."