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Watch Kurt Vile’s New Mini-Doco (bottle back)

Written by Caitlin Medcalf on October 4, 2019

Last year, Kurt Vile released his eighth studio record, Bottle It In. About a month before the record’s release, he took some time off and headed to the Catskills in Upstate New York for a weekend of R&R.

While he was there, he spent some time in a 20-bedroom Victorian Estate called Big Indian Springs. This is where he prepared himself for the release of the record and the extensive tour he was about to embark on in support of it.

His record label, Matador Records, followed him up there with a camera and put together the (bottle back) mini documentary. “This was the perfect lost weekend,” he told Rolling Stone.

Directed by Ryan Scott, the doco serves as an intimate glimpse into Vile’s creative process. There are live versions of his tracks peppered throughout, including a solo rendition of ‘Bassackwards’ and a backyard performance of ‘Baby’s Arms’ with The Sadies.

Kurt Vile last toured Australia earlier in the year in support of the record.

Watch the mini-doco in full below.

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