Song of the Day: Ariel Pink “Another Weekend”


Ariel Pink (born Ariel Marcus Rosenberg) is a Los Angeles-based one-man band. He started out as a visual artist before becoming a recording artist in the late ‘90s, and has been honing in on his euphoric-pop sound since. In 2003, his lo-fi experimental music caught the attention of Animal Collective’s Paw Tracks label, earning his home recordings a small and devoted fan base through a series of limited edition reissues. As he gained popularity, Pink’s influence grew. His solo efforts evolved into a four-piece; he signed with landmark indie label 4AD late in 2009, and his resulting first single, “Round and Round,” was named the #1 Record of 2010 by Pitchfork. In 2014, he returned to his solo moniker and released Pom Pom.

In the three years since Pom Pom, Pink shared his first solo jam (via Mexican Summer) “Another Weekend” earlier this month online. The track, backed with “Ode To The Goat (Thank You)”, will be available as a 7” single on August 18. The track is also the first single from his eleventh studio album, Dedicated to Bobby Jameson, due out September 15, his first full length on Mexican Summer.

All in the span of 4-minutes, “Another Weekend” speaks in morse volumes. It’s whispering sweetly one second and causing uneasy feelings the next – “though I fail to ignore this resignation, you’re standing there.” It’s a calming sound for Pink, unlike his very colorful past works, showing signs of introspection. He has set a serene but complicated scene for the next chapter, a page turner that art-rock fans will have to patiently await.

Listen to Ariel Pink’s “Another Weekend” on our Monomania Spotify Playlist:

Catch Ariel Pink on tour this fall:

Oct 13, 2017
Joshua Tree, – Desert Daze

Oct 14, 2017
San Francisco, CA – The Chapel

Oct 15, 2017
San Francisco, CA – The Chapel

Oct 16, 2017
San Francisco, CA – The Chapel

Oct 19, 2017
Portland, OR – Revolution

Oct 20, 2017
Vancouver, BC Canada – The Venue

Oct 21, 2017
Seattle, WA – Neumos

Oct 23, 2017
Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall

Oct 24, 2017
Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater

Oct 26, 2017
Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe

Oct 28, 2017
Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall

Oct 29, 2017
Detroit, MI – El Club

Oct 30, 2017
Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre

Oct 31, 2017
Montreal, QC – Le National

Nov 2, 2017
Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall

Nov 3, 2017
Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer

Nov 4, 2017
New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge

Nov 5, 2017
Washington, DC – 9:30 Club

Nov 7, 2017
Atlanta, GA – EARL

Nov 8, 2017
New Orleans, LA – Tipitina’s

Nov 10, 2017
San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger

Nov 11, 2017
Dallas, TX – Trees

Nov 12, 2017
McDade, TX – Sound on Sound Festival

Nov 14, 2017
Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom

Nov 15, 2017
Tucson, AZ – 191 Toole

Nov 16, 2017
San Diego, CA – Belly Up


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