When Paw Tracks reissued Ariel Pink’s (1999 album) Doldrums in 2004, the predominant angle on the L.A. multi-instrumentalist was his appearance as the first non-Animal Collective-related artist on their label. The music = secondary. He wasn’t written about without an AC reference. Paw Tracks went on to reissue Worn Copy and House Arrest, too, but Ariel Rosenberg’s given those who’re listening so much material that outside label and P.R. copy, the early AC affiliation’s largely been relegated to the dustbowl of, well, a handful of years. Whatever the case, he recently signed with 4AD for his fleshed-out next outing. The lead single, “Round And Round,” is soft-lit, slightly off-kilter lava-lamp jam. Get cozy with your puppy and listen.
The “Round And Round” 7″ is out 4/26 via 4AD. Look for the album later in the Spring.