CURRENT: Kurt Vile – “Life Like This”

No one would ever confuse Kurt Vile as being high-strung. So it’s pretty impressive that the second taste of one of the more anticipated fall releases (right next to you, Chromatics) of 2015 shows Vile even more relaxed than on “Pretty Pimpin'” or Wakin On A Pretty Daze. “Life” is anchored by a rolling piano section, with Vile casually inserting some guitar riffs here and there. “Wanna live a life like mine,” he asks early on, and throughout “Life Like This” and its glorious video, a life like that seems like a pretty good alternative.

b’lieve i’m goin down is out September 25 via Matador.