Not-quite-local-but-still-cool music-video report: Kurt Vile's "KV Crimes"

The Philly rocker is carried around the city on a throne, and feasts on Wawa in his latest video.

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One of the reasons we're most excited about the 4Knots Music Festival, happening June 29 at South Street Seaport, is because Philly rocker Kurt Vile is headlining with his band, the Violators. His new LP, Wakin on a Pretty Daze, is kind of a perfect summer album: mellow and chilled out, and good to listen to while lying in the grass on a hot day, not doing much of anything at all. (Can we go do that right now?)


Anyway, Vile's new video, for the track "KV Crimes," was directed by Tom Scharpling (who's responsible for some of our favorite videos of late, including "Legend in My Own Mind" by the Stepkids); in it, the musician is carted through Philadelphia by an adoring public. (Hoagies from Wawa, of course, are consumed.) And it's clear that Vile's hometown has embraced him, too: August 28 is Kurt Vile Day in Philly, and he'll be given the Liberty Bell Award. Nice.


Check out the "KV Crimes" video below.



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