the fast friends upside-down bat seatshirt
I got that one too, in red.
ScienceFriction wrote:Well, this is my first time posting here and I hope this is an okay thread to pick. I first got into Ariel Pink through Mexican Summer with the Can't Hear My Eyes 7" towards the end of 2008, pretty late in the game sadly. From that point on I did all the catching up I could and I've been hooked since. The single version of Can't Hear My Eyes is still my favorite Ariel Pink song. I love way he recalls older music styles, most of which I grew up on. I don't really know much about how other people feel about his music, but there is something about it which draws me in, but makes me feel uneasy at the same time. I suppose it's part of the charm of his work, and I never had that feeling listening to music before.
j0rdan wrote:welcome to the boards!
I've only been listening to him maybe 1-2 years longer than you, but I know exactly what you mean. I remember reading an article describing ariel's music as "nostalgic pop songs from a time that never was" or something like that, and I thought it summed up his music perfectly.
tenenbaum wrote:Returning to AK, I ordered Doldrums off Paw Tracks. Listening to that album with headphones that first night in my dark/cold Alaskan cocoon blew my mind and myself away! Among Dreams, followed by For Kate I Wait, was the icing on the psychedelic cake that left me completely hooked!
cubbykat wrote:Mine was through the Human Ear website - after they first signed up Gary Wilson for the CD he eventually did with them, I was curious to check out some of the other artists on the label - not sure what the first one I downloaded was, but the Doldrums was the one that stuck, and it was the start of a several month journey to get my hands on as much as possible.