I remember the first time I saw Tim Koh on stage with Ariel Pink; he was this towering guitar wizard of hair that you couldn’t pull your eyes away from. He’s currently relocated to Europe, and now it seems he’s got his now solo album coming on the horizon courtesy of O’ Genesis Recordings. His creativity and musicianship is obvious in the song’s first minute, but then he settles into this propulsive vibe that seems to course through the song’s entirety. There’s a lyrical reference to his stomach ulcer, which resulted in emergency hospitalization while on tour in 2018, so perhaps this album’s been a long time coming. Whatever happens, a debut solo record from Tim is going to be something really special.
It’s that time of year folks. You thought you had just finished recovering from ACL, but just around the corner is one of our best kept secrets: Fun Fun Fun Fest. We’ll be bringing you our insight into the band’s you need to see why you’re out at the festvial. First up, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti. Read more
For years people have been talking about Ariel Pink as if he was some sort of underground genius, waiting for his chance to break through to the masses, if only he had the chance. After the release of the recent album, Before Today, it seems the chance is upon him. We headed out to the Mohawk to see for ourselves, and to catch Puro Instinct and Magic Kids along the way. Follow the jump for more.