"It's a weird, accepting, mature record, acknowledging the inherent immaturity of being a person whether father, husband , partner, adult, musician, not perfect, but compelling for its understanding ... that's life though so sad to say."
-- Kim Gordon
The 3xLP vinyl Deluxe Edition contains an extra 4 original songs plus instrumental reprises.
The Deluxe Edition, of course, also includes a download code for the album.
Kurt Vile does his own myth making; a boy/man with an old soul voice in the age of digital everything becoming something else, which is why this focused, brilliantly clear and seemingly candid record is a breath of fresh air. Recorded and mixed in a number of locations, including Los Angeles and Joshua Tree, "B'lieve I'm Goin Down..." is a handshake across the country, east to west coast, thru the dustbowl history (valley of ashes) of woody honest strait forward talk guthrie , and a cali canyon dead still nite floating in a nearly waterless landscape.
The record is all air, weightless, bodyless, but grounded in convincing authenticity, in the best version of singer songwriter upcycling. In Kurt's words .... I wanted to get back into the habit of writing a sad song on my couch, with nobody waiting on me. I really wanted it to sound like it s on my couch -- not in a lo-fi way, just more unguarded and vulnerable.
02 – I’m an Outlaw [4:23]
03 – Dust Bunnies [4:39]
04 – That’s Life, tho (almost hate to say) [6:28]
05 – Wheelhouse [6:15]
06 – Life Like This [4:06]
07 – All in a Daze Work [5:00]
08 – Lost my Head there [6:57]
09 – Stand Inside [5:13]
10 – Bad Omens [2:52]
11 – Kidding Around [4:28]
12 – Wild Imagination [5:52]
14 - Less talk (more walkin away)*
15 - Nicotine blues*
16 - Bad omens (no faders)*
17 - No stranger to the ball bust*
18 - Sax omens (j turbo)*
*Tracks 13-18 exclusive to deluxe 3xLP vinyl.