I was listening to Morning Becomes Eclectic the morning when this really great, soul song came on the radio. I listened for a minute, really enjoying it but not sure who it was. So I Shazam’ed it, and oddly enough, it ended up being Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, which totally shocked the hell out of me.
I really liked their last album quite a lot, though it was sort of a 50/50 good bad sort of feeling. The good was really good, but the rest was just ok, you know? This song though, Baby, this is a jam. It’s amazing how Ariel can channel these old school song stylings but still kind of make it feel fresh and new, shoo bop shoo bop’s and all. Their new album Mature Themes comes out on August 20, so this song makes me pretty excited for it.