Be among the first to hear the new album from Kurt Vile – and let us know what you think in the comments below
Vile's body … Kurt Vile onstage at Koko in London last year. Photograph: Brigitte Engl/Redferns
"Once you just open your mind to not knowing how it will turn out and just be like a receptor to the whole thing, eventually, hopefully, it will be OK," Kurt Vile told our own Laura Barton, talking about the music-making process. That process has resulted in his epic new album Wakin on a Pretty Daze.
Not that you should take that to mean he's careless about his music. As he also said: "There's so many ways you can play one chord progression that the repetition isn't ever exactly the same," he says. "I feel like it's more dangerous, because you could play for ever without getting bored. But eventually the tape runs out, I guess. I won't put it out if there's even one little bit of the song that's not right."
Now you can listen to Wakin on a Pretty Daze – released next Monday on Matador – and decide whether you think Mr Vile's managed a record in which not one little bit is not right. Let us know in the comments below.