Watch a documentary about the Kurt Vile mural on the cover of Wakin On A Pretty Daze

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Artwork by Steve Powers | Photo by Jesse Trbovich

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.

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