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Kurt Vile’s Cover Of The Rolling Stones’ ‘No Expectations’ Is A Somber Tribute To A Classic

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Kurt Vile’s latest (and quite good) album, Bottle It In, is now more than six months old, but the Philly rocker is hardly taking his foot off the gas. Today he offered up his Spotify Singles recording, where he tackled one of his own songs, “Loading Zones,” as well as a classic from The Rolling Stones, “No Expectations.” Performing a cover has become somewhat of a tradition in the series, and Vile’s take on the Stones feels particularly on brand. Gone is the gentle twang of the original, replaced by a somber piano and Vile’s distinct, mournful vocals. Check out the session below.

Vile also announced a slew of new tour dates that will bring him back to his home region during the summer. The dates are exclusively east of the Mississippi, with shows scheduled for Chicago, New York City, Toronto, and Cleveland. Check out his full itinerary of current tour dates below.

04/17 – Canberra, AU @ ANU &
04/18 – Tyagarah, AU @ Byron Bay Bluesfest
04/20 – Tyagarah, AU @ Byron Bay Bluesfest
04/21 – Tallarook, AU @ Boogie Festival
04/22 – Melbourne, AU @ The Forum &
04/24 – Melbourne, AU @ Croxton Bandroom ~
04/26 – Castlemaine, AU @ Theatre Royal #
04/27 – Adelaide, AU @ The Gov &
04/28 – Perth, AU @ The Rosemount Hotel &
05/26 – London, UK @ All Points East
05/27 – Lille, FR @ Aeronef $
05/28 – Luxembourg, LU @ Atelier $
05/30 – Nimes, FR @ This Is Not a Love Song Festival
05/31 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
06/02 – Hilvarenbeek, NL @ Best Kept Secret
06/03 – Schorndorf, DE @ Manufactur $
06/04 – Berlin, DE @ Astra $
06/06 – Helsinki, FI @ Sideways Festival
06/08 – Aarhus, DK @ NorthSide Festival
06/10 – Lund, SE @ Mejeriet $
06/11 – Gothenburg, SE @ Pustervik $
06/13 – Oslo, NO @ Pipfest
06/14 – Stavenger, NO @ Mablis
06/15 – Bergen, NO @ Bergen Festival
06/19 – Warsaw, PL @ Klub Proxima $
06/20 – Prague, CZ @ Meetfactory $
06/21 – Budapest, HU @ Kolorado Festival
06/22 – Kragujevac, RS @ Arsenal Festival
06/24 – Zagreb, HR @ Inmusic Festival
06/25 – Milan, IT @ Magnolia $
06/26 – Lausanne, CH @ Les Docks $
06/28 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
06/29 – Glastonbury, UK @ Glastonbury Festival
07/18 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
07/19 – Kalamazoo, MI @ Bell’s Beer Garden
07/20 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
07/21 – Allison Park, PA @ Hartwood Acres Amphitheatre *
07/23 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar *
07/25 – New York, NY @ Central Park Summerstage * %
07/26 – New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall ^
07/27 – Providence, RI @ Columbus Theatre
07/28 – Northampton, MA @ The Pines %
07/30 – Albany, NY @ Skyloft
07/31 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
08/01 – Toronto, ON @ Sony Centre
08/02 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Music and Arts Festival
08/03 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre
08/04 – Portsmouth, NH @ Prescott Park Art Festival
09/07 – St. Augustine, FL @ Sing Out Loud Festival
09/22 – Louisville, KY @ Bourbon & Beyond

& = w/ RVG
~ = w/ Tropical Fuck Storm
# = w/ Julia Shapiro and Lost Animal
$ = w/ Jorge Elbrecht
* = w/ Cate Le Bon
% = w/ Dinosaur Jr.
^ = w/ J. Mascis

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