Kurt Vile at Pitchfork Fest | Photo by Scott Troyan
Watch Kurt Vile revisit some of his classics at Pitchfork Fest
With a new album on the way this fall, Philadelphia’s Kurt Vile is hitting a few festivals with his band this summer, including Chicago’s Pitchfork Fest last month. His set there was only three songs long, which seems crazy until you consider Vile and the Violators were the first to play after a thunderstorm caused the festival to be evacuated, so his set was shortened. Plus, two of those songs were 10-plus minute space jams from 2013’s Wakin on a Pretty Daze – “Goldtone” and the title track – and one is the equally expansive “Freak Train” from 2009’s Childish Prodigy.
Pitchfork just released videos of Vile playing two of those three songs today, and you can check them out below. b’lieve I’m goin down is out on September 25th via Matador Records and Vile plays Union Transfer on October 9th with Waxahatchee. Tickets and more information on the show can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar.