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And by 'full-length', I mean 'Paw Tracks debut'.

Kevin H (Kevin H), Friday, 3 September 2004 03:32 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Everything on Paw Tracks is extremely lo-fi.

Mark (MarkR), Friday, 3 September 2004 12:09 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i wouldn't consider Here comes the indian to be *that lo-fi...

BbetaA, Friday, 3 September 2004 22:25 (twelve years ago) Permalink

This is 8-track, not 4-track, dog.

sexyDancer, Friday, 3 September 2004 23:28 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Sorry I meant everything on the Ariel Pink Paw Tracks release, not Paw Tracks as a whole.

Mark (MarkR), Saturday, 4 September 2004 01:28 (twelve years ago) Permalink

six months pass...
gotta revive for the upcoming Worn Copy release. anyone else feeling dis?

i fucking love it

ken taylrr (ken taylrr), Thursday, 17 March 2005 22:05 (twelve years ago) Permalink

everybody's going crazzzzzzzy fr this!

cozen (Cozen), Monday, 28 March 2005 11:07 (twelve years ago) Permalink

reynolds, woebot, geeta... I'm down too!

cozen (Cozen), Monday, 28 March 2005 11:07 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I think you'd like this, toby!

cozen (Cozen), Monday, 28 March 2005 11:08 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I thought the Doldrums was way better. Worn Copy's really good but....too long and too scattered, or something. I'm still figuring out my feelings here.

Raymond Cummings (Raymond Cummings), Monday, 28 March 2005 12:06 (twelve years ago) Permalink

shuffle function serves Mr. Pink well.

The Sensational Sulk (sexyDancer), Monday, 28 March 2005 12:50 (twelve years ago) Permalink

very, very, very good. very good. this is what i always wanted Gary Wilson to sound like. Search "Life in L.A."

poortheatre (poortheatre), Monday, 28 March 2005 12:57 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Ariel Pink for president! Just think of the ecology! The electricity savings! The thrift!

Momus (Momus), Monday, 28 March 2005 19:30 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Revive to profess my undying love for Worn Copy. Even though this was apparently released on a CD-R at one point, will this still count as a 2005 release?

poortheatre (poortheatre), Thursday, 7 April 2005 07:17 (twelve years ago) Permalink

REISSUE

jack cole (jackcole), Thursday, 7 April 2005 09:12 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"House Arrest" is still by far his catchiest and most consistent album. I can't really get into worn copy much past the point where he declares that "mankind is a nazi"

Felonious Drunk (Felcher), Thursday, 7 April 2005 17:23 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Apparently, the person who originally realeased House Arrest is not allowing Paw Tracks to reissue it.

mitch dub (ano ano), Thursday, 7 April 2005 17:24 (twelve years ago) Permalink

That blows. Between "Alisa", "West Coast Calamities", "Gettin' High in the Morning", and "Interesting Results" it's probably the best bedroom pop album this decade will see.

Felonious Drunk (Felcher), Thursday, 7 April 2005 17:50 (twelve years ago) Permalink

word

noizem duke (noize duke), Thursday, 7 April 2005 17:59 (twelve years ago) Permalink

xypost: But that's just after the first few minutes!!!

The Sensational Sulk (sexyDancer), Thursday, 7 April 2005 18:21 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I know. hopefully the rest of the album will grow on me at some point, but after listening to worn copy 6 or 7 times, the second half of trepanated earth is the only thing on it that i really like.

Felonious Drunk (Felcher), Thursday, 7 April 2005 18:27 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"CREDIT"?

noizem duke (noize duke), Thursday, 7 April 2005 18:29 (twelve years ago) Permalink

The free track on the paw tracks website isn't a patch on anything on Doldrums

Japanese Giraffe (Japanese Giraffe), Thursday, 7 April 2005 20:50 (twelve years ago) Permalink

down at the creepshow...

The Sensational Sulk (sexyDancer), Thursday, 7 April 2005 20:54 (twelve years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...
This is an incredible bit of music. Absolutely baffling but all the more wonderful.

dog latin (dog latin), Thursday, 5 May 2005 11:58 (twelve years ago) Permalink

It's like the music you hear in your head just as you're drifting out of consciousness with classic rock radio on.

dog latin (dog latin), Thursday, 5 May 2005 12:14 (twelve years ago) Permalink

So... classic rock through a drainpipe, then, and then irritation that it's not LETTING you drift out of consciousness, and then silence?

I've still not heard 'Ariel Pink'.

The fact that 'lo-fi' has been used NINE ZILLION TIMES in this thread with barely any answers...

... doesn't appeal.

But perhaps I am KNEE JERKING?!

Lucretia My Reflection (Lucretia My Reflection), Thursday, 5 May 2005 12:29 (twelve years ago) Permalink

When I think of low-fi, I always think of stuff done on cheap instruments and played very badly on purpose. This is stuff played on good equipment, written and played beautifully and then recorded on the cheapest equipment possible.

dog latin (dog latin), Thursday, 5 May 2005 12:45 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Yes but what are his INFLUENZAS!

Lucretia My Reflection (Lucretia My Reflection), Thursday, 5 May 2005 12:47 (twelve years ago) Permalink

70s and 80s rock/pop. Lots of Roxy Music, Lennon, Bowie, Talking Heads, New Wave etc.

dog latin (dog latin), Thursday, 5 May 2005 13:19 (twelve years ago) Permalink

and R. Stevie Moore

naturemorte, Thursday, 5 May 2005 14:46 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Guided by Voices if they grew up listening to '80s pop radio instead of 60s and 70s classic rock. Plus he actually finishes the songs he writes.

walter kranz (walterkranz), Thursday, 5 May 2005 14:52 (twelve years ago) Permalink

The Cure are his biggest influence

i like The Doldrums A LOT, Worn Copy though, i don't know. It's not as catchy maybe, except for ' Jules Lost His Jewels'

rizzx (rizzx), Thursday, 5 May 2005 14:53 (twelve years ago) Permalink

dude, rizzx, you GOTTA get House Arrest. it's his best work to date.
also, dog latin, about the "played on good equipment" bit, when i saw him saturday night his keyboard player was playing a pretty shitty yamaha.

Fetchboy (Felcher), Thursday, 5 May 2005 16:02 (twelve years ago) Permalink

ah i have that on my HD, together with another album, something with Lovers? Don't know, but I'll listen to House Arrest as soon as i get home. Pink's the man. not very listenable on car stereo though

rizzx (rizzx), Thursday, 5 May 2005 16:32 (twelve years ago) Permalink

are all his CD-Rs going to be re-released eventually? He's got, like, 50+ or something, yes? Worn Copy is the shit..

poortheatre (poortheatre), Thursday, 5 May 2005 17:25 (twelve years ago) Permalink

upthread:
"Apparently, the person who originally realeased House Arrest is not allowing Paw Tracks to reissue it.

-- mitch dub (w!mbis...), April 7th, 2005."
im not aware of the 50+ though.

Fetchboy (Felcher), Thursday, 5 May 2005 17:27 (twelve years ago) Permalink

someone was probably exaggerating..

poortheatre (poortheatre), Thursday, 5 May 2005 17:29 (twelve years ago) Permalink

It felt like 50+.

Andre Dawson (deangulberry), Thursday, 5 May 2005 18:03 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I'm not sure.

cozen (Cozen), Thursday, 5 May 2005 19:32 (twelve years ago) Permalink

not anymore.

cozen (Cozen), Thursday, 5 May 2005 19:32 (twelve years ago) Permalink

oh yes I am.

cozen (Cozen), Monday, 9 May 2005 20:09 (twelve years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...
House Arrest!

In LA Weekly article, he says he has "easily 200" cassettes lying around of albums and "masters".

fizzcaraldo (Justin M), Thursday, 12 January 2006 03:27 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I'm sure his parents don't appreciate him leaving all those tapes around the house.

account settings (account), Thursday, 12 January 2006 03:43 (eleven years ago) Permalink

one month passes...
So, has anyone seen him live yet?

He's playing Knitting Factory on Friday I think; just wondering what the hell he's gonna do with himself on stage.

Suzy Creemcheese (SuzyCreemcheese), Thursday, 23 February 2006 01:12 (eleven years ago) Permalink

haven't seen him live but "life in l.a." is truly one of my summer 2005 anthems.

dog latin (dog latin), Thursday, 23 February 2006 01:22 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Going in a few minutes. Interested to see how he works in his guest backing band.

Nigel (Nigel), Thursday, 23 February 2006 03:26 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Plz report back, soldier.

Suzy Creemcheese (SuzyCreemcheese), Thursday, 23 February 2006 03:36 (eleven years ago) Permalink

im guna go see him at 14 below!

chaki (chaki), Thursday, 23 February 2006 04:27 (eleven years ago) Permalink

In Seattle it was just him and his 8-track, apparently. I really wish he would get a competent live band going.

fizzcaraldo (Justin M), Thursday, 23 February 2006 07:00 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Nice
Also on Spotify https://open.spotify.com/track/48LY9e7CmnQRt1baqNwQYl

calstars, Wednesday, 7 June 2017 19:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Immersive sun-drenched faded 70s polaroid golden am radio Ariel is one of my three fave Ariel's. I dig this.

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 7 June 2017 23:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

More than that. This is a fantastic tune.

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 7 June 2017 23:30 (two weeks ago) Permalink

It spaced me out on first listen and I couldn't even trap it all in my head. That's a good sign

calstars, Wednesday, 7 June 2017 23:38 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Def. Also a good sign: I can listen to it on repeat for an hour. Classic Ariel, this. Glad he's "back". (I didn't care too much for Pom Pom)

Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 8 June 2017 00:10 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Agreed. PP was a miss

calstars, Thursday, 8 June 2017 00:12 (two weeks ago) Permalink

wha???????????????????????

pom pom is his magnum opus... he finally blew his lo-fi sensibility up to widescreen, the first two 4AD records were dry runs... i'm shocked any AP fan wouldn't love pom pom. Before Today and Mature Themes I get.

flappy bird, Thursday, 8 June 2017 00:13 (two weeks ago) Permalink

tbf big sprawling messy double albums that allow artists to stretch out and experiment and explore more of their personality are absolutely my shit. i wouldn't cut a song from The White Album.

flappy bird, Thursday, 8 June 2017 00:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Haha, heart you Flappy but we'll have to agree to disagree. Pom Pom is trite, over the top widescreen (yes! and this is a bad thing!) drivel. The Doldrums is his trve magnum opus. But he's been fantastic after that (Can't Hear My Eyes alone, sheesh, sheer magic). Pom Pom burned too many bridges, and didn't come up with a new path to stick to. A 'return' (albeit one from the now, from 2017), to his lo-fi sensibility can only be applauded.

(Lo-fi or hi-fi though, if he gets back to writing tunes as strong as the new one, I couldn't care either way: widescreen or cassette it, it's fantastic)

Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 8 June 2017 00:24 (two weeks ago) Permalink

it's too goofy and clean sounding, it doesn't have the foggy texture of the earlier stuff, the songs aren't a patch on his earlier ones, (i really like dayzed in daydreams, though), just not as enjoyable for me. it's like someone turned the lights on and the buzz has worn off.

brimstead, Thursday, 8 June 2017 00:47 (two weeks ago) Permalink

(pom pom, i mean)

brimstead, Thursday, 8 June 2017 00:47 (two weeks ago) Permalink

need more foggy texture

calstars, Thursday, 8 June 2017 00:49 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i liked pom pom when it came out but now quite a bit of it is completely unlistenable, it's too long and pushes his most irritating goofy tendencies to the forefront

it was better than mature themes & i don't have a problem with the cleaner production at all, the good stuff on it is really good

new song is nice

ufo, Thursday, 8 June 2017 01:21 (two weeks ago) Permalink

need more foggy texture

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Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 8 June 2017 01:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

My feeling about Pom Pom is that it would've worked better as a series of singles and EPs

The Harsh Tutelage of Michael McDonald (Raymond Cummings), Thursday, 8 June 2017 01:49 (two weeks ago) Permalink

not sure Pom Pom is that clear sounding as it sounds like it was mastered to TDK D120

PaulTMA, Thursday, 8 June 2017 15:56 (two weeks ago) Permalink

he only ever has a few good songs per album imo

flopson, Thursday, 8 June 2017 16:18 (two weeks ago) Permalink

not sure Pom Pom is that clear sounding as it sounds like it was mastered to TDK D120

― PaulTMA, Thursday, June 8, 2017 11:56 AM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yeah this is otm, it's very saturated and claustrophobic. 'Put Your Number in My Phone' is wide-screen, re-listening last night I realized my opinion of the record was shaded by hearing that single on its own for a few months before the record. I love the way pom pom sounds but this new song is properly wide-screen, it has so much more space. feel like this is going to be a reflective, plain-spoken period for AP, the kind of record that would be self-titled with a weary portrait on the cover.

flappy bird, Thursday, 8 June 2017 17:35 (two weeks ago) Permalink

black ballerina ruins that whole album

kurt schwitterz, Thursday, 8 June 2017 18:10 (two weeks ago) Permalink

that song bangs, career highlight

flappy bird, Thursday, 8 June 2017 18:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink

love Pom Pom. Four Shadows is my jam. all those synths interlocking like a goth pyramid

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 8 June 2017 19:51 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I go back to Before Today on a regular basis but never to Mature or Pom

calstars, Thursday, 8 June 2017 19:52 (two weeks ago) Permalink

same

kurt schwitterz, Thursday, 8 June 2017 19:59 (two weeks ago) Permalink

he only ever has a few good songs per album imo

Ban

brimstead, Thursday, 8 June 2017 22:40 (two weeks ago) Permalink

New album September 15

http://media.pitchfork.com/photos/594a8cc805d15f7602c74992/master/pass/arielpinknewalbumcvover500x500.jpg

1. Time to Meet Your God
2. Feels Like Heaven
3. Death Patrol
4. Santa’s in The Closet
5. Dedicated to Bobby Jameson
6. Time to Live
7. Another Weekend
8. I Wanna Be Young
9. Bubblegum Dreams
10. Dreamdate Narcissist
11. Kitchen Witch
12. Do Yourself a Favor
13. Acting (feat. Dam-Funk)

The album’s title makes a direct and heartfelt reference to a real-life L.A. musician, long presumed dead, who resurfaced online in 2007 after 35 reclusive years to pen his autobiography and tragic life story in a series of blogs and YouTube tirades. “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.

Video for "Another Weekend"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwe76N7J0EI

woman in the dunes, Wednesday, 21 June 2017 16:42 (six days ago) Permalink

Fantastic news! Great cover, too.

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 21 June 2017 16:54 (six days ago) Permalink

sick

flappy bird, Wednesday, 21 June 2017 17:13 (six days ago) Permalink

it would be sweet if "Do Yourself a Favor" was a cover of the Prince song

flappy bird, Wednesday, 21 June 2017 17:27 (six days ago) Permalink

love these song titles. Santa's in the Closet. Kitchen Witch. Death Patrol. feel very much along lines of Fright Night maybe more of that goth rock flavor. i can't wait to listen to this!

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 21 June 2017 20:47 (six days ago) Permalink

weird that "Acting" is included here when it was on a D-F album 2 years ago

frogbs, Wednesday, 21 June 2017 21:43 (six days ago) Permalink

I assume it's a different version or mix. Azealia Banks put out a cover of "Nude Beach A-Go-Go" before pom pom came out.

flappy bird, Wednesday, 21 June 2017 21:56 (six days ago) Permalink

a friend of mine that's a big ap superfan says there are some old songs on here, too - "I Wanna Be Young."

flappy bird, Wednesday, 21 June 2017 22:05 (six days ago) Permalink

I think "Death Patrol" was the one in the fashion commercial.

flappy bird, Wednesday, 21 June 2017 22:06 (six days ago) Permalink


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