Super stoked that we can finally talk about this album with anyone that cares now. Smoke Ring For My Halo, Kurt Vile's fourth(!) album is definitely his most accomplished yet—taking the seeds of brilliance that were scattered through Childish Prodigy and spreading them across every single track on here. There's plenty of rambling guitar and vocal murmurs to get into on first listen, but it's after a couple plays that the record really shines. Listen to the full thing over at NPR until the album's release on Matador on March 8th.
March 01, 2011