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Kurt Vile makes cameo as nuts-loving squirrel on HBO’s Animals — watch

on March 23, 2016, 11:50am

Last week, we saw ASAP Rocky and ASAP Ferg appear on HBO’s animated series Animals in the form of rapping bodega cats. In the latest episode, guitar virtuoso Kurt Vile joins the show’s crazy cast of anthropomorphic creatures as a cuddly squirrel, as Pitchfork points out.

Like art imitating life, Squirrel Vile has long hair and devoted fans, loves his hometown of Philadelphia, and can string together a hazy, noodling jam about — what else? — nuts. Here’s hoping Human Vile breaks out this track during one of his shows someday, complete with a backdrop of cascading cashews.

Watch the clip below.

Executive produced by Mark and Jay Duplass, Animals also boasts a voice cast of Marc Maron, Kurt Vile, Jessica Chastain, Wanda Sykes, and Nick Kroll, among others.

Vile has also added new tour dates to his upcoming tour, which kicks off next week. Update – Monday, April 4th at 1:50 p.m. CT: Vile has added even more dates taking place in August.

Kurt Vile 2016 Tour Dates:
03/31 – Buffalo, NY @ Asbury Hall
04/01 – Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop
04/02 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
04/03 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bluebird
04/05 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater
04/06 – Maquoketa, IA @ Codfish Hollow Barnstormers
04/08 – Lawrence, KS @ The Granada
04/09 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
04/11 – Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
04/12 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
04/14 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
04/15 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre
04/16 –  Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
04/17 – New Orleans, LA @ Republic
05/20-22 – Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Music Festival
05/28 – Burnaby, BC @ BC Festival Lawn – Deer Lake Park
05/27-30 – George, WA @ Sasquatch! Music Festival
06/09-12 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Festival
06/11 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend
06/28 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Grote Zaal
06/30 – Berlin, DE @ Columbia Theater
07/01 – Gdynia, PL @ Open’er Festival
07/04 – Poggio Renatico, IT @ Piazza Castello
07/05 – Sestri Levante, IT @ Mojotic Festival
07/07 – Paris, FR @ Philharmonie de Paris
07/09 – Liege, BE @ Les Ardentes
07/10 – Bruges, BE @ Minnewarerpark
07/12 – Lugano, CH @ Longlake Festival
07/15 – Southwold, UK @ Henham Park
07/16 – Coimbra, PT @ Parque das Nacoes
07/22 – Camden, NJ @ XPoNential Music Festival *
07/22-24 – Oro Medonte, ON @ WayHome Music & Arts
07/25 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
07/27 – Indianapolis, IN @ Old National Centre
07/28 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
07/29-31 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Music Festival
08/06 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theater
08/07 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
08/09 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
08/10 – Fresno, CA @ Strummer’s
08/11 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Catalyst
08/12 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre
08/13 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre
08/15 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
08/17 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre *
08/19 – Madison, WI @ Breese Stevens Field
08/20 – Minneapolis, MN @ Historic Hall’s Island
08/21 – Maquoketa, IA @ Codfish Hollow Barn
08/23 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
08/24 – Lexington, KY @ Machester Music Hall
08/26 – Covington, KY @ Madison Theater
08/27 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club

* = w/ Ryan Adams

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