Artist: Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
Album: Mature Themes
Song: Only in My Dreams
A psychedelic blend of 60’s/70’s pop, gothic rock and indie folk, Ariel Pinks Haunted Graffiti are an enigma; a brilliantly alluring enigma at that. Ariel Pink has been recording and releasing music since the late 90’s and is still going strong, recently releasing the 2012 album Mature Themes. The album is full of innovation; no one song sounds the same, making it an interesting listen. The track “Baby” is nothing short of a modern love song which melancholy indie kids will love. Their latest single “Only in my Dreams,” however, is the real gem of the record.
Released July 2012, “Only in my Dreams” is a mix of 60’s surf pop and psychedelic folk, the song transports you back to a 60’s California beach, a perfect summer soundtrack. It’s a catchy song, with melodic harmonies and lyrics that don’t need to make any sense for you to want to sing along to them. “Only in my Dreams” is one of the more beautiful songs of Ariel Pink’s, who have a back catalogue of a few darker tracks from over the years, but put simply, it is just a great tune.
Rhiannon Drew | OurVinyl Contributor