New Kurt Vile: “Overnite Religion”

Kurt Vile - Childist Prodigy

Today Matador Records reveals the first song from Childish Prodigy, the upcoming record from recent signee Kurt Vile. With washed-out lyrical ramblings, hypnotic guitar drones and repetitive strums, subdued percussion, and a healthy amount of reverb, Vile shows you why he’s nicknamed Philly’s Constant Hitmaker. All ironies aside, I might genuinely concur with that sentiment.

Be sure to check him out on his current tour, dates after the jump. According to Matador, he’ll be touring again soon after the record comes out.

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Download: Kurt Vile – Overnite Religion
Buy: You can pre-order Childish Prodigy as a CD ($12) or LP ($18) over at the Matador Records webstore. Be sure to add the code “childish” for a 10% discount.

July 17 – Brooklyn, NY – Bruar Falls*
July 18 – Boston, MA – Homegrown Fest at Church*
July 19 – Montague, MA – Montague Bookmill*
July 23 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
July 31 – Brooklyn, NY – Rooftop Film Sessions
Aug. 11 – Baltimore, MD – Talking Head Club
Aug. 12 – Wilmington, NC – Soapbox
Aug. 13 – Asheville, NC – Transfigurations: Harvest Records Fest*
Aug. 14 – New York, NY – Cakeshop
Aug. 15 – Ridgewood, NY – Silent Barn
Aug. 16 – Philadelphia, PA – Vox Populi
Aug. 18 – Jersey City, NJ – WFMU – Live on Brian Turner’s Show*
Aug. 19 – Philadelphia, PA – Rittenhouse Square (Concert In The Park)*
Aug. 25 – Santa Ana, CA – Galaxy Theatre (w/ Built to Spill, Woods)
Aug. 26 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour (w/ Dungen, Woods)
Aug. 27 – Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex
Aug. 28 – Santa Barbara, CA – Muddy Waters (w/ Woods)
Aug. 29 – Big Sur, CA – Mexican Summer / Folk Yeah Outdoor Fest
Aug. 30 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill (w/ Dungen, Woods)
Sept. 1 – Portland, OR – Berbati’s Pan (w/ Dungen, Woods)

*performing as Kurt Vile & The Violators