“Baby” — a cover of Donnie & Joe Emerson’s teen psych-soul nugget — is the first taste of LA underground stalwart and lo-fi genius Ariel Pink‘s forthcoming follow-up to his gorgeous and critically acclaimed “Before Today“. To achieve just the right coastally sun-drenched level of melancholic longing, Ariel Pink employed LA’s funk prince Dam-Funk to assist on vocals.
Fit for a dawn drive through Tarantino’s L.A., these two titans achieve a pitch perfect tone of young love and stoney summer vibes…shoo bop shoo bop.
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti‘s new album, “Mature Themes” comes out in August and will no doubt be the album for the late lazy days of summer. The single comes out in July.
— Mario Cotto