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Vile, Kurt / Smoke Ring For My Halo
Album:Smoke Ring For My Halo Collection:General
Artist:Vile, Kurt Added:Mar 2011
Label:Matador Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-04-24 Pull Date:2011-06-26 
Week Ending:Jun 26Jun 19Jun 5May 29May 22May 15May 8May 1

 Recent Airplay
1.Oct 20, 2022:down in the basement
Jesus Fever
4.Jan 13, 2022:Reckless Burning (rebroadcast from Feb 18, 2017)
Smoke Ring For My Halo / Ghost Town
2.Jul 14, 2022:Down in the Basement
Peeping Tomboy
5.Jun 26, 2021:Wee Animalcules (rebroadcast from Jun 3, 2011)
Puppet To The Man
3.Apr 04, 2022:Wee Animalcules (rebroadcast from Jun 3, 2011)
Puppet To The Man
6.Feb 18, 2017:Reckless Burning
Smoke Ring For My Halo / Ghost Town

Album Review
Andy S
Reviewed 2011-05-08 
Cool mellow mopeyness over lush sorta-psychadelic acoustic-guitar-centric compositions. The vocals have a folky sad-sack gruffness and the lyrics a slacker-indie lazy profundity. It has a singer-songwriter intimacy, but it's so much fuller than that. Really great, engulfing songs.
All tracks good but watch FCC on 7. —Andy

*1 - (3:56) rainforest density to the backing; pleasant love tune
**2 - (3:46) quiet start; upbeat sunny driven tune with bright jangle-pop guitar line
**3 - (3:52) 70's psych rock base with electrics and boomy percussion
4 - (5:26) nice lyrics; pretty, unobtrusive backing arrangement gets bigger in last ~1:30
5 - somewhat mystic/synthy dramatic glamness
6 - (4:01) expansive outdoorsy sound with a folky rebel-drawl
*7 FCC "shit" - cleaner guitar and dynamic songwriting
8 - cheery, almost bouncy guitar part contrasts the self-loathing vocals
9 - paced, bright and almost hopeful
**10 - plodding but fairly upbeat, big feel, some hooks in the vocal line, anthemic instrumental departure for a long stretch towards end then down to bare voice and guitar
11 - lo-fi full-bodied guitar sample

Track Listing
1.Baby's Arms 6.Runner Ups
2.Jesus Fever 7.In My Time
3.Puppet To The Man 8.Peeping Tomboy
4.On Tour 9.Smoke Ring For My Halo
5.Society Is My Friend 10.Ghost Town