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Ariel Pink Shares Creepy, Off-Putting New Song, ‘Hall of Screams’

It's a B-side from his contribution to the 'Heaven Knows What' soundtrack

To its credit, Ariel Pink’s new song, “Hall of Screams,” gives you a pretty good idea of what to expect going in. The track, a B-side to his single “I Need A Minute” for the film Heaven Knows What, is minimalistic, full of eerie twinkling and deeply upsetting gurgling noises. Pink described the song in a statement:

In a stucco tile peeling off the corner – short circuit neon flickers on a cracked mirror over a scuzzy fossitwith pubic hairs encrusted in heaven’s Mcdonald’s… The ecstasy of a locked door. The moments of personal bliss away from the noise of the wretched streets. red bull logo – it’s serenity. synthetic artificial candy opiated bliss. cough drop. christmas eve temporary relief – warmth found in the bosom of a bathroom of a department store

“I Need A Minute” will be released on Record Store Day Black Friday on a ninja star-shaped 7″ along with a Dev Hynes collaboration bearing the same name as the film as its b-side. “Hall Of Screams,” comes with the digital version of the single, but you can listen to it over at Pitchfork.

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