Sins of Commission
About the Artist Comprised of multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Rick Eppedio and lead vocalist C. R. Keyser-Posner, rock indie Smoke Ring Days' line-up first surfaced as the studio collective Barbarian Lovers. Following seven single, LP, and CD releases by the band on various foreign and domestic record labels- including London-based Aura Records, where labelmates included Alex Chilton, Steve Marriott, and Nico - the Barbs went on extended hiatus, leaving the two to continue writing and recording as a duo, and building on the ardent fan base they had cultivated in European radio. Lauded by Billboard's Music & Media and The Gavin Report for their 'exceptional folky vocal harmonies [and] layered acoustic guitars,' Smoke Ring Days creates aural commentary that spans the gamut from heartfelt emotional outpourings to powerful political punches. Product Description Culled from the band's mid-to-late 80s period, with the exception of the poignant and meditative 'Answer to Love,' the songs within hone a sharper edge than material previously available by the band on Amazon, providing a welcome addition for fans who wish to re-experience the punch of their limited live performances. Songs include the trippy psychedelia of 'Frontline' and the long version of 'Head in the Sand,' as well as the political protestation of 'Shameless Walls.' Additionally, this special edition release features five previously-unreleased demos from the 'Songs from the Lost Shoebox' collection.