Turns out, they were not(!). Which somehow manages to make Kurt Vile even more likable. As an investigation by Pitchfork has revealed, homeboy went to a party with his wife, decided to have a tequila shot, then another one, then another... in an effort to stay awake. (He's unaccustomed to civilized social get-togethers versus hanging out after a gig and didn't know what else to do, he explains). Then come some extremely charming quotes:
Truthfully, I was embarrassed by them at first because I'm self-conscious, but my manager found them and was like, "That's your cover." I just laughed. And then he sent it to Matador, and they loved it.
I've been known to just pass out instantaneously, like, anywhere. I've always been a deep sleeper; because I come from such a large family — there are 10 kids — I could sleep through anything. Even with my last day job, I'd sleep in later and later and start coming in an hour-and-an-half late. I got fired twice before I really got fired. [Ed. note: This happens to me all the time too, Kurt!]
I've done it before. It's just the way I am. And then when I get up, it's like, "Sorry, the guacamole was great, see ya."
Remember when you passed out on a couch this weekend? But no one was around to take pictures and make them the cover of your band's album on Matador? Read the whole interview here for a good start to your Monday.