Kurt Vile & The Violators - with Lost Animal and Julia Shapiro (Chastity Belt)
Mistletone presents singer and songwriter supreme, Kurt Vile, bringing his Violators to Castlemaine with special guests, Lost Animal and Julia Shapiro (Chastity Belt). One of the most critically and commercially acclaimed artists of the last decade, Kurt Vile’s new album Bottle It In has been described as “Vile at his comforting, shaggy best” (The Guardian).
Bottle It In heads off in new directions, pushing at the edges of the map into unexplored territory: Here be monster jams. These songs show an artist who is still evolving and growing: a songwriter who, like his hero John Prine, can make you laugh and break your heart, often in the same line, as well as a vocalist who essentially rewrites those songs whenever he sings them in his wise, laconic jive-talkin’ drawl. These journeys took Vile more than two years to navigate, during which time he toured behind his breakout 2015 album b’lieve I’m goin’ down, recorded a duets album with Australia’s own Courtney Barnett, opened for Neil Young in front of 90,000 people in Quebec, famously became a clue on Jeopardy, hung out with friends, took vacations with his wife and daughters.