RIYL: R. Stevie Moore, John Maus, Los Angeles
Label: Mexican Summer
Los Angeles’ most cherished oddity, Ariel Marcus Rosenberg, has been trekking through the indie landscape for over two decades now, both as a solo artist and with his main group Haunted Graffiti. Â He’s been called everything from the godfather of chillwaveÂ to theÂ modern Daniel Johnston to a saggy Kurt Cobain, but his mastery ofÂ the art of the bedroom recording is undeniable.Â Winning over audiences with off-kilterÂ song structures that are both challenging and easy to sing along to, Pink is the perfect pop star for the daring listeners.
Dedicated to Bobby Jameson marks his eleventh studio full-length, a dedication to a real-life reclusive musician of the same name who was presumed dead but resurfaced in 2007 with a series of odd, but refreshingly transparent Youtube videos. Â Expect the unexpected per usual with all 14 tracks here, prepare for twists and turns, zigs and zags and blips and blurps. Â Ariel Pink has never been known to pander.
There is also a deluxe package for the die-hardÂ Ariel nuts including an additional picture disc, a customized PVC slipcase and a poster, but it’s gonna run you $50. Â I think I’ll probably just stick with the blue vinyl, but that pic disc does sound intriguing. Â Check out the music video for Pink’s newest single Another Weekend below.
Limited first edition of 4,000 LPs on blue vinyl
Los Angelesâ€™s prodigal songwriting son Ariel Pink shares his eleventh studio album, Dedicated to Bobby Jameson, September 15.
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive