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I normally try to keep things pretty low key here on the site and hook you up with something you may have never heard before. For some, Kurt Vile is old news. For others, I may be opening your listening world into something you would have never experienced. Who knows where this will fall.
All I know is that Kurt Vile released his latest LP Smoke Ring For My Halo recently (date is questionable even though I’ve had the vinyl since last tuesday) and hot damn is it amazing. It’s one of the few things Pitchfork and I have completely agreed on. And since I grabbed it at his in-store at Newbury Comics, it’s been hard to keep out of the rotation on the turntable.
I initially fell in love with Vile from his EP Square Shells, but this latest LP has expanded that love ten fold. Maybe more.
It’s sonically flushed out, the songwriting is all Vile yet taken to another level, and it’s an LP, not an EP. So much more to enjoy. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but if you want to read a great review of it, head over to Pitchfork. They done well on this one.
Have a listen to the track “Jesus Fever” from Smoke Ring For My Halo and see what you think. This track isn’t even the most representative of the album for me. Just one that was available as a free download.
mp3: Kurt Vile – Jesus Forever
Be sure to grab this record. If you’re disappointed with it you’ve the dysonsound solid gold stamp of approval that you can come back and bitch to me about it. And it wouldn’t be right if I didn’t recommend you picking it up the vinyl. Because come on now, that’s the way this record was meant to be listened to.
Find it on Matador Records. And look at it! You can get the LP WITH a download code for less than a dollar more than the CD. You’d be crazy not to purchase it on wax. Start your record collection now! At the very least you’ll get the badass cover seen below.
I’ve said my peace. Do with it what you will.