Philadelphia songwriter and musician Kurt Vile has been making his own music since he was a teenager, creating home recordings and self-releasing them in cassette form. His new release for the Matador label is his fifth full-length album, Wakin On A Pretty Daze. The record is comprised of sweeping, expansive songs that are both intimate and conversational. Even the more lengthy tracks remain compelling. Wakin On A Pretty Daze can be viewed as Kurt Vile's distinctive take on the classic model of guitar-based songwriting.