International crime syndicate mastermind Kurt Vile announces nefarious new album and headlining world tour!

International crime syndicate mastermind Kurt Vile announces nefarious new album and headlining world tour!
Photo: Jo McCaughey

Listen up, gumshoes: Kurt Vile, heir to the Villain’s International League of Evil (you know, V.I.L.E.?) leadership, is back at it!

On October 12, he’ll be releasing Bottle It In, his proper follow-up solo album to 2015’s b’lieve i’m goin down…

Bottle It In is 13 tracks long, and features guest contributions from the likes of Kim Gordon, Cass McCombs, Lucius, Stella Mozgawa, Mary Lattimore, and more. If the artwork is to believed, Vile will be playing guitar on the album.

We need to act fast. Quick, decode these two songs from Bottle It In, the previously released album opener “Loading Zones,” and the newly revealed, nine-plus-minute long “Bassackwards.” Then, corroborate your findings with Vile’s upcoming world tour dates, which include a newly announced slate of shows for 2019. That’s all below, along with the full tracklising and artwork for Bottle It In.

There must be some clues in all of this, anything to help us track down Vile and bring him to justice for…stealing the Governor’s medallion….or you know, whatEVER crimes it is the villains commit in the Carmen Sandiego games…

Blech. Okay, time to pull the chute on this rough bit:

Bottle It In is out October 12 via Matador and can be pre-ordered here. I’m sure Kurt Vile is a very nice man who would never steal the Governor’s personal belongings.


Bottle It In tracklisting:

01. Loading Zones
02. Hysteria
03. Yeah Bones
04. Bassackwards
05. One Trick Ponies
06. Rollin With The Flow (Charlie Rich cover)
07. Check Baby
08. Bottle It In
09. Mutinies
10. Come Again
11. Cold Was The Wind
12. Skinny Mini
13. (bottle back)

Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego Kurt Vile?

10.12.18 — Hamburg, Germany — Grünspan ^
10.13.18 — Gothenburg, Sweden — Pustervik ^
10.14.18 — Oslo, Norway — Rockefeller #
10.15.18 — Stockholm, Sweden — Bern #
10.16.18 — Copenhagen, Denmark — Vega #
10.18.18 — Berlin, Germany — Huxleys #
10.19.18 — Munich, Germany — Muffathalle #
10.20.18 — Zurich, Switzerland — X-Tra #
10.21.18 — Lyon, France — Epicerie Moderne #
10.22.18 — Barcelona, Spain — Apolo #
10.23.18 — Madrid, Spain — Teatro Barceló #
10.25.18 — Lisbon, Spain — Lisboa Ao Vivo #
10.26.18 — Porto, Portugal — Hard Club #
10.27.18 — Bilbao, Spain — BIME Festival #
10.28.18 — Bordeaux, France — Theatre Barbey #
10.29.18 — Paris, France — La Cigale #
10.30.18 — Brussels, Belgium — Autumn Falls @ AB #
11.01.18 — Amsterdam, Netherlands — Paradiso #
11.02.18 — Köln, Germany — Kantine #
11.03.18 — Groningen, Netherlands — Take Root Festival
11.05.18 — Brighton, UK — Concorde 2 #
11.06.18 — London, UK — Shepherd’s Bush Empire #
11.07.18 — London, UK — Shepherd’s Bush Empire #
11.08.18 — Bristol, UK — St Philips Gate #
11.09.18 — Birmingham, UK — The Crossing #
11.10.18 — Manchester, UK — Albert Hall #
11.11.18 — Leeds, UK — 02 Academy #
11.13.18 — Glasgow, UK — SWG3 #
11.14.18 — Dublin, Ireland — Vicar Street #
11.15.18 — Belfast, UK — The Limelight #
11.24.18 — Boston, MA — House of Blues *
11.28.18 — Brooklyn, NY — Brooklyn Steel *
11.30.18 — Washington, DC — 9:30 Club *
12.03.18 — Atlanta, GA — Variety Playhouse *
12.05.18 — Oklahoma City, OK — Jones Assembly *
12.06.18 — Austin, TX — ACL Live at The Moody Theater *
12.07.18 — Dallas, TX — Canton Hall *
12.09.18 — San Diego, CA — The Observatory North Park *
12.11.18 — Los Angeles, CA — The Wiltern *
12.12.18 — Oakland, CA — Fox Theatre *
12.14.18 — Portland, OR — Crystal Ballroom *
12.15.18 — Seattle, WA — Moore Theatre *
12.16.18 — Vancouver, BC — Commodore Ballroom *
12.19.18 — Minneapolis, MN — First Avenue *
12.20.18 — Madison, WI — Sylvee *
12.21.18 — Milwaukee, WI — Turner Hall *
12.22.18 — Chicago, IL — Riviera Theatre *
12.29.18 — Philadelphia, PA — The Met Philadelphia %
02.14.19 — Burlington, VT — Higher Ground +
02.15.19 — Montreal, QUE — Mtelus +
02.16.19 — Toronto, ONT — Danforth Music Hall +
02.19.19 — Detroit, MI — Majestic Theatre +
02.20.19 — Cincinnati, OH — Taft Theatre +
02.21.19 — Indianapolis, IN — The Vogue +
02.22.19 — Louisville, KY — Headliners +
02.23.19 — Bloomington, IL — Castle Theatre +
02.24.19 — St. Louis, MO — Pageant +
02.26.19 — Omaha, NE — The Slowdown +
02.27.19 — Kansas City, MO — Truman +
02.28.19 — Denver, CO — Ogden Theatre +
03.01.19 — Salt Lake City, UT — The Depot +
03.02.19 — Phoenix, AZ — TBD
03.03.19 — Las Vegas, NV — House Of Blues +
03.05.19 — Tucson, AZ — Rialto Theatre +
03.06.19 — Santa Fe, NM — Meow Wolf +
03.08.19 — New Braunfels, TX — Gruene Hall +
03.09.19 — Houston, TX — White Oak Music Hall +
03.10.19 — New Orleans, LA — Civic Theatre +
03.12.19 — Orlando, FL — The Beacham +
03.13.19 — Ft. Lauderdale, FL — Revolution Live +
03.15.19 — Birmingham, AL — Saturn +
03.16.18 — Nashville, TN — Ryman Auditorium +
03.17.19 — Richmond, VA — The National +
04.11.19 — Aukland, NZ — Powerstation
04.13.19 — Wellington, NZ — Hunter Lounge
04.15.19 — Sydney, NSW — Enmore &
04.16.19 — Wallongong, NSW — Unibar &
04.17.19 — Canberra, NSW — ANU &
04.18.19 — Byron Bay, NSW — Byron Bay Bluesfest
04.20.19 — Byron Bay, NSW — Byron Bay Bluesfest
04.22.19 — Melbourne, VIC — The Forum &
04.27.19 — Adelaide, SA — The Gov &
04.28.19 — Perth, WA — Rosemount Hotel &

^ Meg Baird (solo)
# Meg Baird & Mary Lattimore
* Jessica Pratt
% The Feelies
+ The Sadies
& RVG

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