Ariel Pink - Dedicated to Bobby Jameson - New Vinyl 2017 Mexican Summer Pressing on Standard Black Vinyl with Download - Pop-Psych / Lo-Fi / Indie
The boy's at it again. Get yer platform go-go boots out of the closet and hop aboard spaceship Pink. Fresh off an ambient, 4-track collaboration with Weyes Blood, Ariel is back to his dastardly deeds as a solo, synth-slingin' cowboy of southern California in a heartfelt, maniacal, and personal ode to the late "Songs of Protest and Anti-Protest" singer. Get ready for 12 tracks of full-on Pink in the raw.
Street Date: 9/15/17
This recording is his first solo album since his highly acclaimed 2014 prog-pop opus pom pom, and first full-length release with the Brooklyn-based independent label Mexican Summer. The new release’s title makes a direct and heartfelt reference to a real-life Los Angeles musician, long presumed dead, who resurfaced online in 2007 after 35 reclusive years to pen his autobiography and tragic life story. “His book and life resonated with me to such a degree,” Pink states, “that I felt a need to dedicate my latest record to him.”
Dedicated to Bobby Jameson begins at the end and ends at the beginning. “We follow the protagonist through a battery of tests and milestones, the first of which sees him reborn into life out of death,” Pink explains, referencing the opening track “Time To Meet Your God.” “From there, he seesaws his way between the innocent love and the rock-solid edifice of childhood-worn trauma that together constitute his lifelong initiation into the realm of artifice and theatrical disposability.”