Ariel Pink has unveiled the video for his song ‘Dayzed Inn Daydreams’.
Click above to watch the promo, which was directed by Grant Singer. “It’s the story of a man, played by Rick Wilder, who was once the frontman of a band that existed decades ago. Through a series of scenes depicting his everyday life, we tell his story,” says Singer. Rick Wilder fronts cult punk band The Mau-Mau’s. The track features Spirtualized’s Jason Pierce playing guitar.
Pink recently starred in a short film called Vagabond alongside Friends’ vocalist Samantha Urbani which debuted at the Sugar Mountain festival in Melbourne, Australia earlier this month. The film sees Pink playing a cab driver in Los Angeles, with Urbani featuring as a passenger alongside Tim Koh from Pink’s own band. It was directed by Australian filmmaker Johann Rashid.
Pink released his most recent album ‘Pom Pom‘ in November of last year. The album is the 10th studio release by the alt-pop musician (real name Ariel Marcus Rosenberg), but the first to be put out under a solo guise rather than as Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti.
Around the album’s release Pink reportedly made a series of inflammatory comments at his London show at the Scala where, The Guardian reports, he told fans he was “the Jimmy Savile of Los Angeles” after set opener ‘Picture Me Gone’. Later, he remarked that there should be “more beheadings”.
Ariel Pink plays:
Manchester Future Everything Festival (February 28)
London Electric Ballroom (March 3)
Brighton Old Market (4)