Kurt Vile Signs to Verve Records Ahead of New Album

A follow-up to 'Bottle It In' arrives in 2022
Kurt Vile Signs to Verve Records Ahead of New Album
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Next year, Kurt Vile will release a follow-up to 2018's Bottle It In, and he'll do so through a new label home. Today Vile announced he has signed with UMG's Verve Records ahead of making his major label debut in 2022.

From 2009 through 2018, Vile released six full-length albums through Matador Records: 2009's Childish Prodigy, 2011's Smoke Ring for My Halo, 2013's Wakin on a Pretty Daze, 2015's b'lieve I'm goin down..., 2017 Courtney Barnett team-up Lotta Sea Lice and the aforementioned Bottle It In.

"I've admired the Verve logo on the back (and front!) of many a Velvet Underground album since my teens," Vile shared in a statement. "In particular the logo on the back of the vinyl boxset of the Quine Tapes has been haunting me for the last several years now... for whatever reason I often find myself staring into it (true story!). So when I was approached by the label to be signed I was surprised and honored to be sure... but I had already felt that subliminal enchantment and I knew it was a, well... sign!"

Vile continued: "I think my previous album Bottle It In is my deepest record and I'm still really proud of it. I'm excited to release its follow-up on Verve. It's been a crazy f***in year and I've got hundreds of songs and ideas in the can, on paper, and in tape recorders all strewn about the 'kv zone'... nuggets recorded before-and-after pandemic times... in studios and from home... music past, present and, yup, we're still rolling. It's gonna be heavy, it's gonna be beautiful... and it's gonna be out there."

Vile released his EP Speed, Sound, Lonely KV (ep) last October. More recently, he co-produced and performed on Dinosaur Jr.'s new album Sweep It into Space.