I know many of you have been waiting patiently for the newest installment of Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti. The album Mature Themes is set to release August 20, 2012 on 4AD. I know that’s still about a month away. Well, here’s a little something to tide you over until you can pick up your long-playing fix. The song is called, “Only In My Dreams” and is the first single to be released from the upcoming record.
I have to say, if this is a good representation of the album’s sound, it’s going to be a good one. Definitely a different Ariel Pink than you might be used to if you started with the bedroom recordings and charismatic lack of discipline that intrigued the masses on the past records. The track is slightly polished with harmonies and chords of a 70′s pop song. The record reminds me of The Kinks on acid, which was probably a fairly regular occurrence in Ray Davies’ hey day. I definitely recommend taking a listen, if you were not a fan before you may discover a newfound respect for the Los Angeles act.