Kurt Vile takes us on a tour of his beloved hometown of Philadelphia in the new video for “Never Run Away”, off his excellent new album Wakin on a Pretty Daze. Directed by the elusive duo HARRYS, it’s a dreamy, almost somber piece that feels oddly intimate in all of its exploratory nature.
“Kurt’s music, to us, has carried on the lineage established by musicians like Neil Young, Harry Nilsson or Tom Petty,” HARRYS told NPR. “We wanted to make a video inspired by some of our favorite iconic album art by these sorts of artists. Neil Young, for example, has some classic videos and his album covers, like On the Beach, served as a jumping off point for us. We wanted Kurt’s personality and sense of humor to come through in the video and shot it on 35mm to give it a natural and classic feel.”
Watch it below.
The CoS Top Star-rated Wakin on a Pretty Daze is out now via Matador. Dont forget to check out our recent interview with Vile, where he discusses how hes living life to the lowest power. Then, you know, check him out on tour.
Kurt Vile 2013 Tour Dates:
05/07 Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex *!
05/08 San Francisco, CA @ Independent *!
05/10 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir *!
05/11 Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore *!
05/12 Seattle, WA @ Neumos *!
05/14 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall !
05/16 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom !#
05/17 Boston, MA @ The Sinclair !#
05/18 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer !#
05/24 Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
05/25 London, UK @ Field Day
05/26 Brussels, BE @ AB
05/27 Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
05/28 Hamburg, DE @ Knust
05/29 Copenhagen, DK @ Amager Bio
05/30 – Aarhus, DK @ Voxhall
05/31 – Oslo, NO @ Rockefeller
06/01 – Bergen, NO @ Garage
06/03 – Helsinki, FI @ Tavastia Klubi
06/05 – Dresden, DE @ Beatpol
06/06 – Berlin, DE @ Bi Nuu
06/07 – Cologne, DE @ Gebaude 9
06/08 – Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie
06/13-15 – Hultsfred, SE @ Hultsfred Festival
06/17 – Prague, CZ @ Lucerna Music Bar
06/18 – Vienna, AT @ WUK
06/19 – Ljubljana, SL @ Ljubljana Castle
06/20 – Zagreb, CR @ Tvornica Kultiure
06/21 – Maeth, IE @ Body & Soul Festival
06/22-23 Hilvarenbeek, NL @ Best Kept Secret Festival
06/29 New York, NY @ 4 Knots Festival
07/07 Toronto, ON @ Toronto Urban Roots Festival
07/09 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
07/10 Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
07/11 Chicago, IL @ Metro
07/12 Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
07/13 Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Music Festival
07/14 Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
07/15 Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree
07/17 Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle
07/18 Carrboro, NC @ Cats Cradle
07/19 Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theatre
07/20 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
07/27 Edmonton, AB @ Interstellar Rodeo
07/28 Calgary, AB @ Calgary Folk Music Festival
08/0204 Happy Valley, OR @ Pickathon Music Festival
08/0911 San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival
09/05-07 – Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Music Festival
* = w/ The Fresh & Onlys
! = w/ Steve Gunn
# = w/ Angel Olsen