mp3: new Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti | "Round and Round"
As previously reported, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti recently signed with 4AD for the release of their next full-length, due sometime this spring. On lead single "Round and Round," a newly focused/evolved Ariel Pink conjures the kind of genuine nostalgia and longing that was hinted at on brilliant '08 single "Can't Hear My Eyes." This one, though, is elevated by a chorus that may be the best thing he's ever written: unabashedly sentimental, pure '70s AM-radio gold that easily transcends the lo-fi tag that Pink is apparently trying to shed with the release of this new record. An early frontrunner for song of the year:
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti :: Round and Round
The limited Round and Round 7" single is out on 4AD on April 26.