this week, leeds 14.06.
today, monday 14th, sees one of the most blogged about artists of the minute, ariel pink’s haunted graffiti plays the brudenell social club tonight and i’m a tad excited.
if you’re into ariel pink then his latest album before today probably takes your ariel pink collection into double figures. and i mean into into, because he’s one of those artists who’ve amassed a cult following over the years and like a young daniel johnston he’s recorded an apparently infinite number of songs, many of which have surfaced online on blogs and mixtapes over the years, with fans of pink fervently searching out every recording they can.
an artist and an experimentalist in every sense, his latest offering on 4AD is an infectious blend of sounds both formal and abstract that work in perfect harmony. in ‘beverly kills’, a song that sounds like something churned out by earth, wind & fire, disco bass and keys are intersected with a gorilla’s roar and a tarzan howl, and yet this doesn’t feel as weird as it might read. it feels right. you’ll probably find yourself subconsciously howling along at that point in the song. the first video from the new album, a cover of the rockin’ ramrods’ 1966 song ‘bright lit blue skies’, can be seen below..
artwork by kate prior
also today is the release of leeds boys pulled apart by horses first single ‘back to the fuck yeah’ off their self-titled debut album that’s due for release a week today on the mighty transgressive records.
photo by danny north
released on digital download and limited-edition 7” vinyl, you can check out the brutal video below..
‘back to the fuck yeah’ out today 14th june
knowing these boys, i wouldn’t be surprised if the blood was real. they kick off their album tour tonight at the deaf insitute in manchester, before hitting the brudenell in leeds this saturday. more on that soon..