Vivian is a very odd looking girl, to be sure, but what a talent! And the band is spot on, as well. — Don Bolles
i remember this strange dream…jeffrey was there, and..veronica too. and even little toto too!!! — Tim Koh
As a widower tries to piece together his life in the wake of his wife’s suicide, his daughter finds solace — at first — in her imaginary friend. — Jorge Elbrecht
Ariel Pink‘s brilliant, demented, and only sometimes infuriating new record pom pom is out now, and despite evoking bafflingly polarized reactions that seem influenced by mostly manufactured controversy (granted, he says some dumb shit), or that occasionally miss the point altogether, we think it’s one of the best records of the year. So we asked Ariel to take over the site for a day, and he made us this “mixtape” instead, featuring tracks from Puro Instinct, the Shaggs, Vashti Bunyan, Rexy, Cassie Ramone, Jewel, and more. It’s just a youtube playlist, but it somehow feels more telling than all of his half-hearted trolling and trash-talking combined. Check it out below, and stick around all day for more posts from Ariel’s crucial pom pom collaborators/band, including Jorge Elbrecht, Don Bolles, Tim Koh, and others.
Stay up on all of Ariel Pink’s (and his band’s) picks throughout the day here.