I wrote about one of the tracks on the upcoming Ariel Pink album a few weeks back. The album is still growing, it’s an odd one, but it is also very intriguing because there are parts that are so straight forward that they grab you then dissipate and sink back into washes of 70’s am radio fuzz.
The best new song I heard this week… look for it in the 3/18 edition of In This Week.
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Round and Round
With such an odd and trippy lo-fi production style Ariel Pink, an alternative in the truest sense of the word, has traditionally been an artist with a small but loyal fan base. The emphasis seemed to be on taking pretty pop songs and burying them deep underneath all the haze and sound effects he could pile on. No longer…
“Round and Round” begins with a bit of an odd feel, a bit 70s AM radio, a bit psychedelic disco until, suddenly, the phone literally rings. It’s as if Pink finally got the call and realized he was writing great songs that people would love if only he would let the essence shine through a little bit more. Suddenly the whole song explodes into the most gorgeous sing-along of the year.
Apparently Pink has decided to shed a bit of the space oddity and is in fact making a more accessible record. “Round and Round” feels like the encapsulation of that initial idea and it being seen through to its conclusion. Already blogs are buzzing that this is a contender for song of the year and it just hit the internet March 11th.
Mixes well with >> Girls, Syd Barrett, David Bowie