With forthcoming record pom pom approaching release, Ariel Pink has aired the video for new single 'Picture Me Gone'.
Following 'Put Your Number In My Phone', Ariel has again joined forces with director Grant Singer to produce a film for his latest track. Shot across fifteen locations in Ariel's hometown of Los Angeles, the video features the characters Pam, Candace and Heather squeezing into their second lives within a latex skin, in pursuit of sexual encounters and inner content. The video features a familiar face in the form of a latex mask of Ariel's face, moulded by Hollywood SFX supremo Jeff Farley.
Grant Singer, directing his second video from the album, says the film "follows a day in the life of three men in Los Angeles in their search of meaning and happiness." You can watch the full video on 4AD's YouTube channel here, or in the player below.
Also announced today is a full European tour next year, following January/February's Australian and US shows which were announced last month. Ariel and his new seven-piece band headline a sold-out London Scala show on pom pom's release day, alongside a hometown show at the Los Angeles Regent Theatre on 28th November. All the dates can be found below the video, along with the previously detailed international dates, or you can find all on Ariel's site here.
Last month also saw footage of Ariel performing with the P.S.22 children's choir, delivering new versions of 'Picture Me Gone' and album track 'Jell-O'. You can watch the footage via Pitchfork here.
Available on CD, 2xLP, and digitally, pom pom will be released the week commencing 17th November.
Pre-order from 4AD (US and ROTW) here.
Pre-order from Rough Trade (EU) here.
Pre-order on iTunes and get 'Put Your Number In My Phone', 'Black Ballerina', and 'Picture Me Gone' instantly here.
Pre-order on Amazon here.
17th - Scala, London, UK - SOLD OUT
28th - Regent Theatre, Los Angeles CA, US [Tickets]
24th - Sugar Mountain Festival, Melbourne, Australia
25th - The Brightside, Brisbane, Australia
27th - Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, Australia
29th - The Bakery, Northbridge, Perth, Australia
7th - Bimbo's, San Francisco CA, US [Tickets]
9th - Hawthorne, Portland OR, US [Tickets]
10th - Neumo's, Seattle WA, US [Tickets]
11th - Rickshaw, Vancouver, Canada [Tickets]
13th - Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City UT, US [Tickets]
14th - Bluebird, Denver CO, US [Tickets]
16th - Fine Line, Minneapolis MN, US [Tickets]
17th - Thalia Hall, Chicago IL, US [Tickets]
18th - Crofoot Ballroom, Detroit MI, US [Tickets]
19th - Phoenix, Toronto, Canada [Tickets]
20th - National, Montreal, Canada [Tickets]
21st - Paradise, Boston MA, US [Tickets]
23rd - 9:30 Club, Washington DC, US [Tickets]
24th - Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA, US [Tickets]
25th - Terminal 5, New York NY, US [Tickets]
1st - Le Grand Mix, Lille, France
2nd - Trabendo, Paris, France
3rd - Electric Ballroom, London, UK
4th - Old Market, Brighton, UK
5th - Epicerie Moderne, Lyon, France
6th - Elita, Milan, Italy
7th - Locomotiv, Bologna, Italy
8th - Mascotte, Zurich, Switzerland
9th - Mousonturm, Frankfurt, Germany
10th - Bremen Theatre, Copenhagen, Denmark
11th - Postbanhoff, Berlin, Germany
13th - Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
14th - Vooruit, Ghent, Belgium
15th - Beursschouwburg, Brussels, Belgium