Album · 2011 · 12 Songs. Co-produced by alt-rock architect John Agnello, Kurt Vile's fourth album finds him gradually emerging from the lo-fi murk of previous releases. He also cuts way back on the snarling punk guitars, turning instead to acoustic fingerpicking swathed in reverb (and backed by his trusty band of Violators). But it's a simple transition, because he's such a phenomenal songwriter, capable of penning exquisitely moody folk-rock numbers, like "Baby's Arms" and "Peeping Tomboy". His lazy drawl, meanwhile, is the glue that holds it all together
The artist just dropped his latest collection Smoke Ring For My Halo – and we have it here for you to check out! Kurt Vile's new collection includes 10 tracks on 1 disc(s) with total runtime of 45:48.
Kurt Vile is the kind of guy who lugs about his talent like an unwanted piece of luggage. The Philadelphian songwriter’s second album for Matador is a thin. The Philadelphian songwriter’s second album for Matador is a thing of strange and reluctant beauty, leaning more heavily than before on his folk-tinged acoustic wanderings but suffused with the same vague dissatisfaction
Comparing Smoke Ring for Halo's sessions to his previous studio album, Vile stated, "With Childish Prodigy, I had made a whole record not knowing where I was going – it was me in my studio, somewhere between lo-fi and, maybe not super, hi-fi. I wanted to have a concept of this album being a statement as a whole, as opposed a little bit from here and a little bit from there. It shows a kind of introspective folk side more, while still being into rock. It doesn't capture my whole sound, but it captures part of my sound and is more concise as a record. Reflecting upon the album in 2013, Vile stated, "I proved myself with Smoke Ring. I made a good pop record.
Comparing Smoke Ring for Halo ' s sessions to his previous studio album, Vile stated, "With Childish Prodigy, I had made a whole record not knowing where I was going – it was me in my studio, somewhere between lo-fi and, maybe not super, hi-fi.
Writer(s): Vile, Kurt Samuel Vile Lyrics powered by ww. usixmatch. Smoke Ring for My Halo Album. 03 Puppet to the Man. 04 On Tour. 05 Society Is My Friend.
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Acoustic Guitar, Sequenced By – KV*Backing Vocals – Meg BairdBass – Mike PolizzeKeyboards [Ambient Keys] – Lea ChoPercussion – Mike Zanghi*Synthesizer [Arp 2600] – Rob Laakso
Bass – Jesse Turbo*Drums – Michael Johnson Guitar, Organ, Piano – KV*Mixed By – John AgnelloMixed By [Assistance] – Jonathan Low, Ted Young
|A3||Puppet To The Man
Drums, Percussion – Mike Zanghi*Electric Guitar, Bass – Adam GranducielElectric Guitar, Synthesizer [Mini Korg] – KV*Mixed By – Matt Boynton, Rob LaaksoSlide Guitar – Jesse Turbo*
Bass – Mike PolizzeDrums – Mike Zanghi*Harp – Mary LattimorePiano [Outro] – Lea ChoResonator Guitar, Guitar [Noise] – KV*
|A5||Society Is My Friend
Drums – Mike Zanghi*Electric Guitar, Mellotron – Adam GranducielMixed By – John AgnelloTwelve-string Guitar, Mellotron, Slide Guitar – KV*
Acoustic Guitar, Synthesizer – KV*Drums, Percussion – Mike Zanghi*Electric Guitar – Jesse Turbo*Lead Guitar [Acoustic] – Adam GranducielVibraslap – John Agnello
|B2||In My Time
Drums – Mike Zanghi*Guitar, Organ [Farfisa] – KV*Mixed By – John AgnelloMixed By [Assistance] – Jonathan Low, Ted YoungPercussion – Adam Granduciel
Acoustic Guitar, Slide Guitar, Piano – KV*Guitar [Vibrato], Bass [Outro] – Jesse Turbo*Lead Guitar [Electric] – Adam GranducielPercussion – Mike Zanghi*
|B4||Smoke Ring For My Halo
Acoustic Guitar, Slide Guitar, Piano – KV*Electric Guitar – Adam GranducielGuitar [Vibrato], Bass [Outro] – Jesse Turbo*Percussion – Mike Zanghi*
Bass – Mike PolizzeDrums, Percussion – Mike Zanghi*Guitar [Feedback, Outro] – Jesse Turbo*Guitar [Tremolo] – Adam GranducielGuitar, Synthesizer [Maxi-korg] – KV*Harp – Mary LattimoreKeyboards [Outro] – Lea Cho
- Management – Reynold Jaffe
- Mastered By – Greg Calbi
- Photography By [Band Photos] – Shawn Brackbill
- Photography By [Dumpster Photo] – Michael Ast
- Producer – John Agnello, Kurt Vile & The Violators
- Recorded By – Jeff Zeigler (tracks: A2, B2), John Agnello (tracks: A1, A3 to B1, B3 to B5)
- Written-By – Adam Granduciel (tracks: A3), Kurt Vile
NotesB6 is not listed on the cover.
Comes with a lyrics sheet and mp3 download code.
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- Barcode: 7 44861 09381 7
- Matrix / Runout (Side A): OLE-938-1 A RJ STERLING ©
- Matrix / Runout (Side B): OLE-938-1 B RJ STERLING ©
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