If you’ve headed over Fishtown way lately, you may have noticed a new addition to the Philly mural landscape. Local musician Kurt Vile enlisted West Philadelphia street artist Steve Powers, aka ESPO, to paint a wall sign that will be used as the cover art for Vile’s upcoming LP Wakin On a Pretty Daze. Powers, whose signature pop art style is already plastered on buildings along the Market-Frankford El line in West Philly for his eye-catching “Love Letter to Philadelphia” mural series, drew inspiration from the lyrics in Vile’s new collection of songs for the colorful icons that accompany the LP title.
Today, a documentary on the making of the mural was released through Vile’s label, Matador Records. Watch it below, and be sure to stop at Front & Master streets to see the artwork in person. Wakin On a Pretty Daze will be released through Matador this spring. You can learn more about Kurt Vile’s third full-length here.Kurt Vile, Steve Powers