January 18, 2016
A Philadelphia musician will be lending his vocal chords to an upcoming animated series.
According to Pitchfork, indie rocker Kurt Vile will voice a character on HBO's new show "Animals"
The show premieres Feb. 5. It's being made by the production company founded by brothers Mark and Jay Duplass, who are both actors and directors. Here's a description of the show, via HBO:
Created by Phil Matarese and Mike Luciano and produced by Duplass Brothers Television, Animals. focuses on the downtrodden creatures native to Earth’s least-habitable environment: New York City. Whether it’s lovelorn rats, gender-questioning pigeons or aging bedbugs in the midst of a midlife crisis, the awkward small talk, moral ambiguity and existential woes of non-human urbanites prove startlingly similar to our own.
Vile is currently touring for his newest album, 'b'lieve i'm goin down...," and will be back in his home state for a show in Millvale, Pennsylvania, on Feb. 22.
Others joining him on "Animals" include Jessica Chastain, Nick Kroll, Adam Scott, Marc Maron, Rob Corddry, Eric Andre, Cobie Smulders, Wanda Sykes, and more, according to Pitchfork. A trailer can be watched below: