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Kurt Vile names new album via mural painting

20 December 2012, 17:15 | Written by Luke Morgan Britton


Kurt Vile has leaked the title of his forthcoming album by posting a picture of a mural wall painting.

The photo, uploaded by his guitarist Jesse Trbovich, depicts what may be the record’s cover, as well as the name Wakin on a Pretty Daze.

The follow-up to 2011′s brilliant Smoke Ring for My Halo is due Spring 2013.

Speaking to Spin, the Philadelphia singer recently described the upcoming LP as an “epic”.

“It’s me. You turn it on and it sounds like me. But the guitar playing is better and the ideas are new. It’s classic, it’s epic, with many more solos. When I first signed , I couldn’t imagine writing on the road. And for a while I had a writing block because I wasn’t used to it. But it’s all about jamming on guitar in soundcheck and I just tapped into that. I was constantly writing songs, but slowly. I would take my time, just seeking out nuances. I would work on a strummer for a long while, keep working on a single riff. It’s really obsessive, but there’s more electricity.”

Vile continued to compare the record to Fleetwood Mac’s experimental album Tusk.

“I just wanted to catch those cosmic vibes, circa 2012. It’s totally our Tusk, but no cheese. Just rock.”

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