Kurt Vile Combs Through ‘Halo’ in Central Park

Kurt Vile released his critically acclaimed set Smoke Ring for My Halo a little over a year ago, but it still feels so new. Why is that? Maybe because the Philadelphia troubadour is still touring strong on that album. Or maybe there’s a more “hairy” explanation. “His music sounds a lot like the way his hair looks: Gorgeous, flowing, full of body, but not overly “pretty,’” says Hive photographer Rebecca Smeyne of Vile’s Summerstage gig this past weekend in Central Park. “The split-ends and tangles come together in a perfect dark melancholy.”

Check out photos from Vile’s set below, along with candid shots of Los Angeles rock band Dawes performing at sunset.

For more Kurt Vile, check out his In My Room performance from SXSW 2011 here.

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