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Smoke Ring For My Halo

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Smoke Ring For My Halo

by Kurt Vile

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Smoke Ring For My Halo LP
Smoke Ring For My Halo CD
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Track # Track Name
1) play  Baby
2) play  Jesus Fever
3) play  Puppet To The Man
4) play  On Tour
5) play  Society Is My Friend
6) play  Runner Ups
7) play  In My Time (Album Version)
8) play  Peeping Tomboy
9) play  Smoke Ring For My Halo
10) play  Ghost Town
11) play  (shell blues)

Philadelphia singer/songwriter KURT VILE returns with his second proper album (2008's Childish Prodigy was a compendium of sorts). Smoke Ring For My Halo is a gorgeously layered record. Ranging from the tender breezy folk in "Jesus Fever" to the tuff urban guitar riff of "Puppet To The Man" Vile's distinctive Philly-accented vocal ties together a sweeping & evocative project - a true American psychedelic folk album. This is no pastoral listening experience however - when Vile sings, "society is my friend: he makes me lie down in a cool bloodbath" he sounds both exhausted and distanced from the ringing harmonics of his guitar and Mike Zanghi's pounding drums. Even the gentler songs, such as "On Tour" and "Baby's Arms" have a distinctly dark lyrical tone. The closest that Vile gets to some kind of acceptance is in the central track, the rueful "In My Time" "I know when we get older, I'm dying, but I got everything I need here now, and that's fine, now... that's fine. Recorded at the Magic Shop by John Agnello, the album is a massive step forward for one of the country's most beloved (not least by other musicians) rock songwriters.