From an L.A. oddball to a nearly forgotten British singer/songwriter, this week we present you with a diverse array of awesomeness.
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
Ariel Pink is a weird dude who churns out neo-1960s music with reckless abandon. But even the most psychedelically experienced collegian from that era might have a bad trip listening to the L.A. musician’s songs. It’s simply that weird. Farewell American Primitive is among Pink’s most chameleonic works, and unlike his earliest albums doesn’t sound like it was committed to thrice-redubbed tape. If you like doing drugs, copious amounts of drugs, Ariel Pink’s your man. Or, if you’re prone to freak outs, you might want to proceed with caution.
Download “Only in My Dreams” here:
Life is People
Life is People marks forgotten British singer Bill Fay’s first studio album in 40 years. Fay released two albums in the 1970s, but was dropped from his contract. He kept writing and ultimately created one of the best albums of 2012. Fay’s down home music has long been championed by the likes of Nick Cave and Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy (who makes an appearance on the album). Fay filled Life is People with a lifetime’s worth of wisdom, passion and guts. This album won’t be forgotten.
Check out “This World” (featuring Jeff Tweedy) from Life is People here: