If you were to pair up two fringe pop elements in hopes of inspiring an alchemic reaction, you could do a lot worse than Ariel Pink (a.k.a. Ariel Rosenberg) and Weyes Blood (a.k.a. Natalie Mering). The pair have a collaborative EP called Myths 002 in the works, and today they’ve shared lead track “Tears on Fire,” a unconventionally paced retro groove punctuated by Mering’s operatic vocals.
Myths 002 is out January 27 from Mexican Summer. It was recorded in the famously arty town of Marfa, Texas; Mexican Summer also curates the Marfa Myths festival, which takes place in March. Listen to “Tears on Fire” and see the EP track list below.
Ariel Pink & Weyes Bood, Myths 002
1. “Tears on Fire”
2. “Daddy, Please Give a Little Time to Me”
3. “Morning After”
4. “On Another Day” (Sad Lovers and Giants cover)