Kurt Vile (real name) is a brooding & blooming guitar auteur who has made many albums in a row of such high quality that I believe he will be remembered for decades to come. His work has always been predominately guitar-centric tracks with both a freedom and a definite vibe. The recording has come into higher fidelity over the past few records, yet still retains a lo-fi daze to it that makes it a good sound for sore ears. Vile sounds much more at peace with the world around him on this CD, and his tour learnings come across with a relaxed tone that doesn’t stress the importance behind them. It’s a good listen, so take a ride on the more grown up form of Vile’s “Freak Train”.
RIYL: Atlas Sound, Deerhunter, War on Drugs, Ganglians, Woods