Ariel Pink announces new album, Dedicated to Bobby Jameson, shares video for “Another Weekend” — watch

Plus, Pink's lined up a North American fall tour in support


On September 15th, Ariel Pink will return with a new album called Dedicated to Bobby Jameson. Due through Mexican Summer, it serves as the official follow-up to 2014’s acclaimed pom pom and comes after a handful of collaborations with the likes of Miley Cyrus, Theophilus London, and Weyes Blood.

The title of the 13-track effort “makes a direct and heartfelt reference to a real-life L.A. musician, long presumed dead, who resurfaced online in 2007 after 35 reclusive years to pen his autobiography and tragic life story in a series of blogs and YouTube tirades,” according to a press statement. Reflecting on Jameson, who passed away in 2015, Pink said, “His book and life resonated with me to such a degree that I felt a need to dedicate my latest record to him.”

As for the record itself, its narrative arc aptly begins with a death. “We follow the protagonist through a battery of tests and milestones, the first of which sees him reborn into life out of death,” Pink explains. “From there, he seesaws his way between the innocent love and the rock-solid edifice of childhood-worn trauma that together constitute his lifelong initiation into the realm of artifice and theatrical disposability.”

Along with the LP news, the lo-fi/psych pop artist has shared a new video for the single “Another Weekend”. Pink himself stars in the hazy visuals, which were helmed by Lorde and The Weeknd director Grant Singer. Check it out below, followed by the album artwork and full tracklist.

Dedicated to Bobby Jameson Artwork:

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Dedicated to Bobby Jameson Tracklist:
01. Time to Meet Your God
02. Feels Like Heaven
03. Death Patrol
04. Santa’s in the Closet
05. Dedicated to Bobby Jameson
06. Time to Live
07. Another Weekend
08. I Wanna Be Young
09. Bubblegum Dreams
10. Dreamdate Narcissist
11. Kitchen Witch
12. Do Yourself a Favor
13. Acting (feat. Dam-Funk)

In support of Bobby Jameson, Pink will tour North America in the fall.

Ariel Pink 2017 Tour Dates:
10/13 – Joshua Tree, CA @ Desert Daze Festival
10/14-16 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
10/19 – Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall
10/20 – Vancouver, BC @ The Venue
10/21 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
10/23 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
10/24 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
10/26 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe
10/28 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
10/29 – Detroit, MI @ El Club
10/30 – Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix Concert Theatre
10/31 – Montreal, QC @ Le National
11/02 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
11/03 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
11/04 – New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
11/05 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
11/07 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
11/08 – New Orleans, LA @ Tipitina’s
11/10 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
11/11 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
11/12 – Austin, TX @ Sound on Sound Festival
11/14 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
11/15 – Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole
11/16 – San Diego, CA @ Belly Up
11/17 – Los Angeles, CA @ TBD