Ariel Pink Releases Proudly Inappropriate New ‘Pom Pom’ Track, ‘Black Ballerina’

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Noted mermaid and Madonna-feuder Ariel Pink just released “Black Ballerina,” a dirty new song from his upcoming album pom pom that revels in its own filth. Much like “Put Your Number in My Phone” before it, the single is strange in ways we’ve come to expect from the famously outlandish lo-fi artist.

The new song uses a purposefully cheap-sounding beat as a launching pad for some typically Pink-esque sonic explorations and a whole lot of pretty questionable come-ons. The singer repeatedly sings “take your bra and panties off,” and there’s an entire spoken-word skit in the middle of the song involving a grandfather bringing his nervous grandson to “the number one strip club in L.A.” Listen below. 

Pink also used the opportunity to announce his 2015 tour dates, also below. Look for Pom Pom on November 11.


Ariel Pink Tour Dates:

November 17 – London, UK @ Scala
November 28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater
January 24 – Melbourne, Australia @ Sugar Mountain Festival
January 25 – Brisbane, Australia @ Brisbane Show
January 28 – Sydney, Australia @ Oxford Arts Factory
January 29 – Perth, Australia @ The Bakery
February 7 – San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo’s
February 9 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne
February 10 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s
February 11 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw
February 13 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
February 14 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird
February 16 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line
February 17 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
February 18 – Detroit, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom
February 19 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix
February 20 – Montreal, QC @ National
February 21 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
February 23 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
February 24 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
February 25 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5


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