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Kurt Vile announces new album with first single "Like Exploding Stones"

15 February 2022, 16:19 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Kurt Vile has returned with news of his forthcoming album (watch my moves), and has shared "Like Exploding Stones" as the first outing.

"Like Exploding Stones" is Vile's first release of 2022, following last year's cover The Velvet Underground & Nico's "Run Run Run", and arrives with a video directed by Sean Dunne.

The new single is also teamed with news of Vile's forthcoming album (watch my moves), which will follow 2018's Bottle It In and will be his first since signing to Verve Records last year.

(watch my moves) is produced by Vile, and was recorded at his new home studio OKV Central. As well as working with longtime collaborator Rob Schnapf (Richard Thompson, Elliott Smith), the album features contributions from Chastity Belt, Cate Le Bon and percussionists Stella Mozgawa (Warpaint, Courtney Barnett) and Sarah Jones (Hot Chip, Harry Styles).

"When Waylon Jennings became an outlaw country artist, he liked to record at Hillbilly Central, which was Tompall Glaser’s studio," Vile explains. "OKV Central is my version of that in Mount Airy. I’ve come into my own here, and at the same time I’m getting back to my home-recording roots."


  1. Goin on a Plane Today
  2. Flyin (like a fast train)
  3. Palace of OKV in Reverse
  4. Like Exploding Stones
  5. Mount Airy Hill (Way Gone)
  6. Hey Like a Child
  7. Jesus on a Wire
  8. Fo Sho
  9. Cool Water
  10. Chazzy Don’t Mind
  11. (shiny things)
  12. Say the Word
  13. Wages of Sin
  14. kurt runner
  15. Stuffed Leopard
"Like Exploding Stones" is out now. Kurt Vile's (watch my moves) album will land via Verve Records on 15 April, and is available to pre-order now. He'll play London's All Points East Festival on 26 August.
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