Ariel Pink returns with a new album in the week of 17th November, entitled pom pom.
Across its 17 tracks and 69 minutes, pom pom is unfiltered Ariel, featuring infectious tales of romance, murder, frog princes and Jell-O. The record sees the Los Angeles native strike it out alone, returning to the solo moniker he has adopted for well over a decade.
From demented kiddie tune collaborations with the legendary Kim Fowley (songs such as ‘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 could very well be Ariel Pink’s magnum opus.
Speaking about the record, Ariel says that “although this is the first “solo” record credited to my name, it is by far the least “solo” record I have ever recorded.”
You can listen to lead track, ‘Put Your Number In My Phone’ here or in the player below.
pom pom is Ariel Pink’s third studio album for 4AD, following his Haunted Graffiti releases Before Today (2010) and Mature Themes (2012). pom pom will be available as a 2xLP, CD and digital download. Pre-order on iTunes from midnight today and receive ‘Put Your Number In My Phone’ instantly - here.
pom pom - CAD 3440
P1. Plastic Raincoats In The Pig Parade
P2. White Freckles
P3. Four Shadows
P5. Not Enough Violence
I1. Put Your Number In My Phone
I2. One Summer Night
I3. Nude Beach A Go-Go
I4. Goth Bomb
I5. Dinosaur Carebears
N1. Negativ Ed
N2. Sexual Athletics
N4. Black Ballerina
K1. Picture Me Gone
K2. Exile On Frog Street
K3. Dayzed Inn Daydreams