Watch ESPO Paint a Kurt Vile Album Cover

February 18, 2013 | Andy Cush

ESPO hooked up with Kurt Vile, Philadelphia’s king of slacker rock and roll, for the cover of Wakin on a Pretty Daze, Vile’s latest album. The artist born Steve Powers created a giant mural in Kensington, Philly, in his sign-painting style, depicting specific images from the record’s lyrics.

“I think Wakin on a Pretty Daze is perfect,” says Powers in the above video. “I think it really harkens back to the original wall paintings that were in the neighborhood, advertising very explicitly the goods and services that were on offer. And this wall sign very explicitly depicts goods and services that are on offer, in the form of Kurt’s music.” Wakin on a Pretty Daze drops April 8.