With a ridiculous amount of adventures to choose this weekend, this show looks to be a good read to success. The lo-fi soul jams of Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti and the megahyped harmonies of Vivian Girls will be permeating the Ottobar Saturday night.
Weathered cassette tape sounds, steezy rhythms, and tons of weird have made Ariel Pink a favorite of mine for some time now. Dude started his career in 2003, when he gave his demo to Animal Collective at a show. AC made him the first artist to sign with their label Paw Tracks.
Ariel Pink's most recent single "Can't Hear My Eyes" (stream below) took a new turn, cleaning up the production quite a bit. The track features smooth vibes eerily similar to the Lite FM radio tracks that bumped from your mom's 1986 Ford Taurus.
New Jersey's Vivian Girls also front the bill, seeming to be all the rage these days. The trio put out a stellar LP that's soaked in tons of reverb, but oddly still makes you want to get all cuddly with it. The Flying Eyes, Deep Sleep, and Head Home round out the bill.
Stream a mix of the headliners below, and look out next week for our photo set.