Ariel Pink announces new “solo” double album pom pom, sits back and waits for his Grammy

Ariel Pink announces new "solo" double album pom pom, sits back and waits for his Grammy

Okay, kids. Fuck it. Forget about Aphex Twin or Kanye West or whatever other bullshit you thought you were excited about this coming fall. It’s all total trash. The media has spoken. After two previous albums that either totally rocked the world or were so subtle in their amazingness that no one really talked about them; ARIEL. PINK. IS. BACK. And now that he’s set to release his third album — a double-album entitled pom pom and his first billed as “just” Ariel Pink in over a decade — on November 18 of this year, he’s officially the only artist that has ever mattered in the history of popular music. Period.

But yo, don’t take my word for it. Listen to what the totally credible and highly influential 4AD label has to say on the subject. It so happens that they are the ones putting out the 17-track, 69-minute affair, but I seriously doubt that that has anything to do with how enthusiastic they seem when describing the album:

From demented kiddie tune collaborations with the legendary psych producer and pop prankster Kim Fowley (songs like “Jell-O” and “Plastic Raincoats In The Pig Parade” were written with Fowley in his hospital room during his recent battle with cancer), to beatific, windswept pop (“Put Your Number In My Phone”, “Dayzed Inn Daydreams”), scuzz-punk face-melters (“Goth Bomb”, “Negativ Ed”), and carnival dub psychedelia (“Dinosaur Carebears”), pom pom is Ariel Pink’s magnum opus.

Wow. There you have it. Game over, folks. Pop music has achieved perfection. Open and shut case. Where can I a goddamn truckload of these albums?

Well… okay, I guess you could stream “Put Your Number in My Phone” down below just to make certain you agree with that fantastic hyperbole… but I mean, you’d be a TOTAL ASSHOLE to not just take Pink’s reputation and 4AD’s good-word for it after reading that. Just sayin’.

pom pom tracklisting:

01. Plastic Raincoats in the Pig Parade
02. White Freckles
03. Four Shadows
04. Not Enough Violence
05. Put Your Number in My Phone
06. One Summer Night
07. Nude Beach A G-Go
08. Dinosaur Carebears
09. Lipstick
10. Goth Bomb
11. Negativ Ed
12. Sexual Athletics
13. Jell-o
14. Black Ballerina
15. Picture Me Gone
16. Exile On Frog Street
17. Dayzed Inn Daydreams

• Ariel Pink: http://ariel-pink.com
• 4AD: http://www.4ad.com

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