Kurt Vile – Childish Prodigy album, 7″, first MP3


As previously announced, we are releasing über-talented Philly singer-songwriter Kurt Vile’s second album Childish Prodigy this fall. Release date is October 6, and you can see the artwork above. This absorbing, addictive and richly detailed album covers an immense amount of ground compared to its predecessor, from the pounding stomp of “Hunchback” and the hypnotic beat of “Freak Train” to the unexpected, soaring trumpet in “Amplifier.”

(photo by Shawn Brackbill)

The first MP3 from Childish Prodigy is the lovely, haunting “Overnite Religion”:

Overnite Religion (192k mp3)

It’s becoming a habit for us to release a 7″ before an album, and Kurt is no exception. “He’s All Right” will be in stores on September 8. The A-side comes from the album, and it contains two non-LP B-sides.


You will have multiple opportunities to see Kurt Vile this summer, both solo and with his backing band the Violators (those dates are marked *). There will also be a national tour starting shortly after the album release date.

Fri, July 17 – Brooklyn NY – Bruar Falls * – with Blues Control, Coconuts
Sat, July 18 – Boston MA – Homegrown Fest at Church * – with Blues Control, Titan, Sunburned Hand of the Man, and more
Sun, July 19 – Montague MA – Montague Bookmill * – with Blues Control
Fri, July 23 – Philadelphia PA – Johnny Brenda’s – with Tyvek, Coconut Coolouts
Fri, July 31 – Brooklyn NY – Rooftop Film Sessions
Tue, Aug 11 – Baltimore MD – Talking Head Club – with Espers
Wed, Aug 12 – Wilmington NC – Soapbox – with Espers
Thu, Aug 13 – Asheville NC * – Transfigurations: Harvest Records Fest
Fri, Aug 14 – New York NY – Cakeshop – with Blues Control, Mad Scene, Hans Chew
Sat, Aug 15 – Ridgewood NY – Silent Barn – with Blues Control
Sun, Aug 16 – Philadelphia PA – Vox Populi – with Blues Control
Tue, Aug 18 – Jersey City NJ – WFMU – Live on Brian Turner’s Show *
Wed, Aug 19 – Philadelphia PA – Rittenhouse Square (Concert In The Park) *
Tue, Aug 25 – Santa Ana CA – Galaxy Theatre – with Built To Spill, Woods
Wed, Aug 26 – Los Angeles CA – Troubadour – with Dungen, Woods
Thu, Aug 27 – Los Angeles CA – Echoplex
Fri, Aug 28- Santa Barbara CA – Muddy Waters – with Woods
Sat, Aug 29 – Big Sur CA – Mexican Summer / Folk Yeah Outdoor Fest
Sun, Aug 30 – San Francisco CA – Bottom of the Hill – with Dungen, Woods
Tue, Sep 1 – Portland OR – Berbati’s Pan – with Dungen, Woods

* Kurt Vile & The Violators

Preorder Childish Prodigy (use the code “childish” for a 10% discount on your order)

15 thoughts on “Kurt Vile – Childish Prodigy album, 7″, first MP3”

  1. is it a double album? looking at the $18 price tag. i guess i understand, pressing records is expensive these days. just checking, you know?

  2. Is the version of “Hunchback” the same as the one that appeared on the 12″ earlier this year?

  3. “Hunchback” on Childish Prodigy is a fairly different new, version of the track, “The Hunchback” on said 12″.

  4. thank you for the dollar and change of discount code,
    but $8 shipping on an lp is ridiculous.

    prevented me from purchase, and i’m sure it’ll do the same for many others, is all i’m saying.

  5. Thanks for your comment Brian – Patrick brought it to my attention and I went into our back end to double check the shipping rates as a result. Mind you these shipping rates come from a database I personally modify based on product weight + UPS/USPS charges, and the rates entered were, in fact, wrong – my mistake – but not by much. If you refresh your checkout page you’ll see the charges have been lowered slightly: $6 USPS domestic, $7.50 UPS ground, $12 UPS 2nd day, and $14 UPS next day. If you already preordered, don’t worry, we haven’t charged you yet since nothing’s shipped so these lower rates will apply to all orders.

    In general though, vinyl is heavy and if you’re squeamish about shipping charges, you gotta leave your apartment or buy digital. One love.

  6. Per Insound, the release contains 2 “hidden” tracks. I’ll assume that the hidden tracks
    are cd only, but might anyone know if they are the 2 unreleased tracks found on the 7″?

  7. They’re on the 7″ that’s correct. LP purchasers will get digital versions of them on the download coupon.

  8. danke. So if one pre-orders one gets the lp, the 7″ and 10% off? That’s a pretty stylin’ deal. Thanks again for the reply.

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