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Kurt Vile Grand-Marshals His Own Parade in ‘KV Crimes’ Video

Also: City of Philadelphia dubs August 28 "Kurt Vile Day"

picture-18927-1372868491Jordan Sargent // June 6, 2013

At last, those residing outside of Philadelphia can experience that whole Kurt Vile parade thingamajig. The Philadelphia string-strummer’s new video for “KV Crimes” — directed by Tom Scharpling of The Best Show on WMFU — was shot during April’s public march in the dude’s honor, and it features a crown-wearing Vile being toted around on a makeshift throne. Mock servants walk next to him holding banners as he experiences a day truly fit for a king, which naturally involves receiving a hoagie on a golden platter and getting pushed on a swing. The track is the latest single off SPIN Essential Wakin’ on a Pretty Daze — it follows “Never Run Away” and the album’s sprawling title(ish) track.

The City of Philadelphia also announced today that this coming August 28 will be Kurt Vile Day — according to Matador, he will receive the city’s Liberty Bell Award before performing a free show in the courtyard of City Hall. That is, admittedly, a bit cooler than having one of SPIN’s top albums of 2013 so far.