Ariel Pink – “Another Weekend” Video (Dir. Grant Singer)

Dazed retro pop auteur Ariel Pink will return this September with Dedicated To Bobby Jameson, his first album since 2014’s pom pom. Details on the project arrive today along with a video for recent single “Another Weekend” directed by longtime Pink collaborator Grant Singer. A press release explains, “The new release’s title makes a direct and heartfelt reference to a real-life Los Angeles musician, long presumed dead, who resurfaced online in 2007 after 35 reclusive years to pen his autobiography and tragic life story in a series of blogs and YouTube tirades.” Definitely sounds like Ariel Pink’s kind of guy!

As for the “Another Weekend” video: Singer helmed a number of memorably unsettling clips from pom pom and has since gone on to work with mainstream A-listers including the Weeknd, Taylor Swift, Zayn Malik, Lorde, Future, Skrillex, and Ariana Grande, so it’s cool to see him returning to his roots in the weirdo-pop underground. Here he sets Pink in a Mexican cowboy bar and mostly lets the atmosphere do the talking until the action picks up at the end. Watch below.

Here is the new album’s tracklist, which features an appearance from Dam-Funk:

01 “Time To Meet Your God”
02 “Feels Like Heaven”
03 “Death Patrol”
04 “Santa’s In The Closet”
05 “Dedicated To Bobby Jameson”
06 “Time To Live”
07 “Another Weekend”
08 “I Wanna Be Young”
09 “Bubblegum Dreams”
10 “Dreamdate Narcissist”
11 “Kitchen Witch”
12 “Do Yourself A Favor”
13 “Acting” (Feat. Dam-Funk)

Tour dates:

10/13 Joshua Tree, CA @ Desert Daze
10/14 San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
10/15 San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
10/16 San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
10/19 Portland, OR @ Revolution
10/20 Vancouver, BC @ The Venue
10/21 Seattle, WA @ Neumos
10/23 Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
10/24 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
10/26 Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe
10/28 Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
10/29 Detroit, MI @ El Club
10/30 Toronto, ONT @ Phoenix
10/31 Montreal, QC @ Le National
11/02 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
11/03 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
11/04 New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
11/05 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
11/07 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
11/08 New Orleans, LA @ Tipitina’s
11/10 San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
11/11 Dallas, TX @ Tree’s
11/12 Austin, TX @ Sound on Sound Festival
11/14 Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
11/15 Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole
11/16 San Diego, CA @ Belly Up
11/17 Los Angeles, CA @ TBD

Dedicated To Bobby Jameson is out 9/15 on Mexican Summer. Pre-order it at ariel-pink.com or from the label, Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon, or Google Play.

Ariel Pink
CREDIT: Eliot Lee Hazel