Ariel Pink – “Black Ballerina”

Ariel Pink’s feverishly wacky new album pom pom is coming out next month, and up until now, the only song we’d heard from it was the slickly strange “Put Your Number In My Phone.” But now Pink has shared the deeply deranged “Black Ballerina,” a song that lets you know just how far he pushes things on this album. “Black Ballerina” sounds like what would happen if Oneohtrix Point Never scored an early Nintendo game, and it includes Pink singing for you to “take your bra and panties off” more than once. There’s also a mid-song comedy skit where the punchline is “I like your aureolas, baby.” Attempt to make sense of this deeply fucked-up song at your own risk. You can hear it and see Pink’s tour dates below.

TOUR DATES:
11/17 – London, UK @ Scala
11/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater
01/24 – Melbourne, Australia @ Sugar Mountain Festival
01/25 – Brisbane, Australia @ Brisbane Show
01/28 – Sydney, Australia @ Oxford Arts Factory
01/29 – Perth, Australia @ The Bakery
02/07 – San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo’s
02/09 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne
02/10 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s
02/11 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw
02/13 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
02/14 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird
02/16 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line
02/17 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
02/18 – Detroit, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom
02/19 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix
02/20 – Montreal, QC @ National
02/21 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
02/23 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
02/24 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
02/25 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5

Pom pom is out 11/18 on 4AD. Check out The New Yorker’s Talk Of The Town piece about Pink.

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