Kurt Vile Announces New Album and Tour

b’lieve i’m goin down will be the title of Philly singer-songwriter Kurt Vile‘s followup to 2013’s Wakin’ On a Pretty DazeThe album is expected to be released this fall in conjunction with a world-tour schedule that will bring him to Philly’s Union Transfer with Waxahatchee on October 9th.

In a conversation we had with him last fall, Vile told us a few things that have been inspiring him through the process of making his new album. Perhaps his quote offers a peek at what to expect when b’elieve drops later this year: “A couple of my favorite songwriters right now are classic-period Randy Newman, and an amazing songwriter named John Prine. His lyrics are heartbreaking. There’s certain Southern Gothic fiction that I’m getting heavy into — Flannery O’Connor and Cormac McCarthy books. I’ve always been consuming. That’s just part of my personality, and it feeds into my music.”

Check out behind the scenes footage of him working on the album at Rancho de la Luna Studio in Joshua Tree, California. His full tour schedule is below:

10-02 Boston, MA – The Paradise*#
10-03-04 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
10-07 New York, NY – Webster Hall *#
10-08 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club *#
10-09 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer*#
10-10-11 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
10-14 Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theater%
10-16 San Francisco, CA – Filmore%
10-17 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom%
10-18 Seattle, WA –  The Showbox%
10-21 Minneapolis, MN –  Mill City Nights*#
10-23 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall*#
10-24 Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall*#
10-25 Toronto, Ontario – Phoenix Theatre*#
10-30 Paris, France – Pitchfork Festival
10-31 Amsterdam, Netherlands – London Calling @ Paradiso*
11-01 Brussels, Belgium –  Autumn Falls @ A Bb Box*
11-03 Hamburg, Germany – Uebel & Gefahrlich*
11-04 Aarhus, Denmark –  Voxhall
11-05 Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller
11-06 Stockholm, Sweden – Munchenbryggeriet*
11-07 Copenhagen, Denmark – Amerbio*
11-09 Berlin, Germany – Postbahnhof*
11-10 Cologne, Germany – Gebaeude 9*
11-11 Brighton, England Concorde 2*
11-12 London, England – Electric Ballroom
11-13 Bristol, England – Motion*
11-15 Dublin, Ireland – Vicar Street*
11-16 Glasgow, Scotland –  ABC 1*
11-17 Leeds, England – Leeds University Stylus*
11-18 Manchester, England – The Ritz*
11-20 Lucerne, Switzerland – Sudpol*
11-21 Lyon, France – Epicerie Moderne*
11-22 Barcelona, Spain – Apolo*
11-23  Madris, Spain – Penelope*
11-24 Lisbon, Portugal – Armazem F*

* with Waxahatchee
# with Luke Roberts
& with Cass McCombs and Heron Oblivion

(h/t Pitchfork)