So I be jumpin' on the Pitchfork hype train. I looove his new album Smoke Ring For My Halo. Haven't checked out any of his other stuff yet. Any Suggestions?
I haven't checked out his other stuff either but damn i do like that album. Really took me by surprise actually. P4k's recs are usually pretty good.
his war on drugs stuff is alright, i only have wagonwheel blues. although it digresses into kinda chill/hazy/shoegazey moments, it's got some great songs.
saw that band open up for destroyer and they closed with 'arms like boulders' and the sax dude played with them, it sounded great.
I love him, probably my favourite new artist of the last year or so. Also he's a ridiculously good guitar player

I actually prefer the two albums before Smoke Ring by quite a bit. Don't know quite why, i think the old stuff had more memorable melodies. SR seems to be a lot about the atmosphere which I find a bit heavy sometimes. But then again his first albums are all about the fuzzy production, so I don't know. Maybe I'm just being too indie for my own good

These are my favourites from his earlier albums

Freak Train (probably his best song) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdIXrcH7QLU&ob=av2e
Overnite Religion - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lndElNyk-m0
My Sympathy - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLTz-HTeTbs

War On Drugs are really good too, their newest album is one of the best of the year for me.