Kurt Vile is an American singer, songwriter, and musician from Philadelphia. He’s most notably a vocalist and guitarist, but also plays trumpet, banjo, and keyboards. His genres involve different types of rock, indie folk, and lo-fi. He’s currently signed with Matador Records and previously was associated with the band titled The War on Drugs. Since releasing his first solo album in 2008, he has released four more. His fifth album, Wakin on a Pretty Daze, hit the charts as high as 47 in the US. His backing band is called The Violators.