Kurt Vile and his three-piece backing band (The Violators) rocked Jimmy Kimmel Live! with “Loading Zones” on Thursday night (Dec. 13). The easy electric guitar-driven song was inspired by the way the 38-year-old frontman felt he owned his Philadelphia town after living their long enough.
A warp tunnel rushed through the screen behind Vile, who rocked a red guitar and flannel. Backed by a steady drum pattern, his voice meandered through the opening narrative: “Back is aching but I cannot sleep/ ‘Cause I won’t be beat like I am the mayor of some godforsaken town/ Sure, they knighted me yesterday/ But who needs armor when I’ve an exoskeleton?”
“I park for free,” The Violators fiercely declared as Vile broke into one of his signature grungy guitar solos.
Watch Vile captivate Jimmy Kimmel Live with “Loading Zones” below.