Ariel Pink debuts video for “Time to Live”

Ariel Pink debuts video for “Time to Live”
Ariel Pink

Ariel Pink has released a new video for the Dedicated to Bobby Jameson single, “Time to Live.” The clip was directed by Ukranian art collective, Gorsad. The three-piece is revered for their raw, striking imagery exploring youth, self-irony and convention.

Dedicated to Bobby Jameson is his first solo album since pom pom, and debut for Mexican Summer. Pink has announced a fall tour of North America (see dates below), in which he will perform songs from Dedicated to Bobby Jameson and the singular body of work he has created over the first two decades of his career. Additionally, he’s recently shared videos for other Dedicated to Bobby Jameson singles “Another Weekend” and “Feels Like Heaven.”

The new release’s title makes a direct and heartfelt reference to a real-life Los Angeles 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. “His book and life resonated with me to such a degree that I felt a need to dedicate my latest record to him,” Pink states.

Dedicated to Bobby Jameson begins at the end and ends at the beginning. “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, referencing the opening track, “Time to Meet Your God.” “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.”

Raised in Beverly Hills, Ariel Pink started out as a visual artist before becoming a recording artist in the late ‘90s while attending Cal Arts. Though critically misunderstood at the time, Pink’s early, lo-fi recordings wielded an enormous influence with insiders and outsiders, including Animal Collective who signed him to their Paw Tracks imprint in 2003.

Ariel Pink
Dedicated to Bobby Jameson
Track Listing:

1. Time to Meet Your God
2. Feels Like Heaven
3. Death Patrol
4. Santa’s in The Closet
5. Dedicated to Bobby Jameson
6. Time to Live
7. Another Weekend
8. I Wanna Be Young
9. Bubblegum Dreams
10. Dreamdate Narcissist
11. Kitchen Witch
12. Do Yourself a Favor
13. Acting (feat. Dam-Funk)

Ariel Pink North American Tour Dates
Oct. 13 – Joshua Tree, CA @ Desert Daze
Oct. 14 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
Oct. 15 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
Oct. 16 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
Oct. 19 – Portland, OR @ Revolution
Oct. 20 – Vancouver, BC @ The Venue
Oct. 21 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
Oct. 23 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
Oct. 24 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
Oct. 26 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe
Oct. 28 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
Oct. 29 – Detroit, MI @ El Club
Oct. 30 – Toronto, ONT @ Phoenix
Oct. 31 – Montreal, QC @ Le National
Nov. 2 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Nov. 3 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Nov. 4 – New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
Nov. 5 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Nov. 7 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
Nov. 8 – New Orleans, LA @ Tipitina’s
Nov. 10 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
Nov. 11 – Dallas, TX @ Tree’s
Nov. 12 – Austin, TX @ Sound on Sound Festival
Nov. 14 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
Nov. 15 – Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole
Nov. 16 – San Diego, CA @ Belly Up
Nov. 17 – Los Angeles, CA @ TBD, more info soon