There has been a lot of buzz for Kurt Vile’s Wakin On A Pretty Daze, the follow up to 2011’s Smoke Rings For My Halo, which came out Tuesday on Matador. The album itself is great but what really drew me to it was the mural on the album art done by Philly street artist, Steve Powers.
The video above features Steve, also known as ESPO, and his crew members from ICY painting the mural that would become album art, all set to the title track from Vile’s album. These are the guys behind the A Love Letter For You in Philadelphia, which according to Powers’ website is “an ongoing mural project about the complexities and rewards of relationships” which features more than 50 murals along the elevated train along Market Street in West Philly.
You can check out many of the murals on the projects (infrequently updated) website or Tumblr. You can also order the deluxe LP version of album from Matador, which includes a blank wall on the cover art and a sheet of stickers to create your own Love Letter.