Weekly Roundup: Ariel Pink, Tashaki Miyaki, Girlpool

Posted by Billy Gil, October 24, 2014 12:06pm | Post a Comment

Ariel Pink “Black Ballerina”

Ariel Pink has said some things lately that have made a lot of people mad. But whatever you think about him as a person, his music is pretty great. On “Black Ballerina,” the latest track released form the upcoming pom-pom (out Nov. 17), he’s in a typically raunchy mode, crafting bargain-bin synth-funk with bits of ephemeral dialogue about strip clubs interspersed.


Also, see what’s in Ariel Pink’s bag:


Tashaki Miyaki – “The Beautiful Ones” (Prince cover)

L.A. dreampop duo Tashaki Miyaki have a new Covers EP on the way, produced by Joel Jerome. Here, we find them lending their cloudgazing ways to a classic Prince track. Hear it via Stereogum. Look for them on the road with Allah-Las this fall; they’ll be at S.F.’s Brick & Mortar Dec. 10 and L.A.’s El Rey Dec. 11.


Girlpool – “Cherry Picking” live video

Another L.A. act that have been “making waves” (ugh, sorry), Girlpool recently released the feisty “Jane.” Now they’ve got this live video for the melancholic “Cherry Picking,” recorded by Tony and Gabe, that focuses on the duo’s close vocal and guitar/bass harmonies. Fans of The Breeders, Cherry Glazerr and awesome music in general, take note.


Shows This Weekend:

Friday: Erasure and Superhumanoids at the Palladium ($55+)

Saturday: Beach Goth Festival with The Growlers, Diiv, The Drums and more at the Observatory ($40)

Sunday: Phantogram and Deep Sea Diver at the Observatory ($59+)

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