The always-great Kurt Vile had another killer year with the release of his mesmerizing new album Bottle It In, which has landed him on some Best Album and Best Song lists of 2018 (like Rolling Stone, The FADER, and Pitchfork). As the year is coming to a close, Kurt also made a playlist of his favorite songs of the year, which he admits is a list of songs by people close to him (he named it "Nepotismic Reticulum: 10 faves 2018"). It includes tracks by Courtney Barnett (who he released a collaborative album with last year), Jessica Pratt (who is on tour with Kurt as we speak), other past collaborators like Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, John Prine, Yo La Tengo, and Steve Gunn, and more. The one artist on the list he doesn't appear to have toured or collaborated with is Grouper, but he wants to. Check out his list and listen to a playlist of the full thing below.

As mentioned, Kurt is on tour now with Jessica Pratt. They take tonight off and pick things back up in Minneapolis on Wednesday (12/19). Then the Philly artist plays a hometown show the Saturday (12/29) between Christmas and New Year's with The Feelies and Snail Mail, and in 2019 he tours North America with The Sadies and Australia with RVG. All dates are listed below.

Pictures of one of Kurt's two recent Brooklyn shows are in the gallery above.

Kurt Vile's "Nepotismic Reticulum: 10 faves 2018"
“Solid Silk” - Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks
“Need A Little Time” - Courtney Barnett
“Blue From the Dark” - DRINKS
“Sleeping Volcanoes” - Cass McCombs
“Summer’s End” - John Prine
“Elk River Blues” - Nathan Bowles
“Thanksgiving Song” - Grouper
“Shortwave” - Yo La Tengo
“This Time Around” - Jessica Pratt
“New Moon” - Steve Gunn

Kurt Vile -- 2018/2019 Tour Dates
12/19/2018 Minneapolis, MN / First Avenue*
12/20/2018 Madison, WI / The Sylvee*
12/21/2018 Milwaukee, WI / Turner Hall*
12/22/2018 Chicago, IL / The Riviera Theatre*
12/29/2018 Philadelphia, PA / The Met Philadelphia#
02/11/2019 Harrisburg, PA / Club XL
02/14/2019 South Burlington, VT / Higher Ground^
02/15/2019 Montreal, QC / MTelus (Metropolis)^
02/16/2019 Toronto, ON / Danforth Music Hall^
02/17/2019 Toronto, ON / Danforth Music Hall^
02/19/2019 Detroit, MI / Majestic Theatre^
02/20/2019 Cincinnati, OH / Taft Theatre^
02/21/2019 Indianapolis, IN / The Vogue^
02/22/2019 Louisville, KY / Headliners Music Hall^
02/23/2019 Bloomington, IL / The Castle Theatre^
02/24/2019 St. Louis, MO / The Pageant^
02/26/2019 Omaha, NE / Slowdown^
02/27/2019 Kansas City, MO / The Truman^
02/28/2019 Denver, CO / Ogden Theater^
03/01/2019 Salt Lake City, UT / The Depot^
03/02/2019 Phoenix, AZ / M3F Fest
03/03/2019 Las Vegas, NV / House of Blues^
03/05/2019 Tucson, AZ / Rialto Theatre^
03/06/2019 Santa Fe, NM / Meow Wolf^
03/08/2019 New Braunfels, TX / Gruene Hall^
03/09/2019 Houston, TX / White Oak Music Hall^
03/10/2019 New Orleans, LA / Civic Theatre^
03/12/2019 Orlando, FL / The Beacham Theater^
03/13/2019 Fort Lauderdale, FL / Revolution Live^
03/15/2019 Birmingham, AL / Saturn^
03/16/2019 Nashville, TN / Ryman Auditorium^
03/17/2019 Richmond, VA / The National^
04/11/2019 Grafton, Auckland / Powerstation
04/13/2019 Kelburn, Wellington / The Hunter Lounge
04/15/2019 Sydney, AUS / Enmore Theatre%
04/16/2019 Gwynneville, Wollongong, NSW / UOW UniBar%
04/17/2019 Canberra, ACT / ANU%
04/18/2019 Tyagarah, AUS / Byron Bay Bluesfest
04/20/2019 Tyagarah, AUS / Byron Bay Bluesfest
04/21/2019 Tallarook, VIC / Boogie Festival
04/22/2019 Melbourne, AUS / The Forum%
04/26/2019 Bendigo, Victoria, AUS / Bendigo Autumn Music Festival
04/27/2019 Adelaide, SA / The Gov%
04/28/2019 North Perth, AUS / The Rosemount Hotel%

* - with Jessica Pratt
# - with The Feelies, Snail Mail
^ - with The Sadies
% - with RVG

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