Ariel Pink, patron saint of alt dudebros, is releasing a new album called 'pom pom' in November. Its lead single is a jaunty, unfussy, and really very good pop song called Put Your Number In My Phone. There's a lot going on in its just-unveiled music video – the basic, kind of questionable premise is that Pink, wearing a garish cowboy-style outfit, pushes a man around a shopping mall in a wheelchair while attempting to pick up women.
What you gain from this viewing experience is really down to the individual, but if you need a bit of guidance, here's what director Grant Singer has to say about it: "It's a story about friendship and the pursuit of happiness. Joe Buck and Ratso Rizzo dream of life outside the sea of vacant storefronts and lonesome chattel on display in middle America." Cool.
Pink will be playing a couple of live shows in October and November, too – one in New York, one in London, and one in LA – backed by his seven person strong band. Check those dates out below.
Ariel Pink 'pom pom' tracklist:
01. Plastic Raincoats In The Pig Parade
02. White Freckles
03. Four Shadows
05. Not Enough Violence
06. Put Your Number In My Phone
07. One Summer Night
08. Nude Beach A G-Go
09. Goth Bomb
10. Dinosaur Carebears
11. Negativ Ed
12. Sexual Athletics
14. Black Ballerina
15. Picture Me Gone
16. Exile On Frog Street
17. Dayzed Inn Daydreams
October 2nd: Baby's All Right, New York
November 17th: Scala, London
November 28th: Regent Theatre, Los Angeles
4AD release 'pom pom' on November 17th 2014 (pre-order).