Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti has just released the first music video from their latest album, Mature Themes. Directed by Travis Peterson, the VHS-vibe music vid is awash in a heavy suffusion of late-80s SoCal kitsch (it’s a surprise that a young Christian Slater never boards through the frame), paired with the lo-fi Byrdsy sound that makes up the song itself. Pink’s homonymous bangs get heavy screentime, and the song and video together excel as a brief testament to the fleeting eclipses of young love. Below, watch Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti’s video for “Only In My Dreams.” Don’t miss Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti playing Union Transfer on Saturday, September 15th. Tickets are available here starting at $16.
Over here at The Key, we love giving away free stuff—especially when it involves tapping into the pulsing vein of the Internet and getting our weekly fix of social networking. This week, we’ve got a handful of tickets to give away for Friday night’s performance by Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti (with Os Mutantes) at The Trocadero. For a chance to win a pair of tickets, all you have to do is become a fan of The Key on Facebook and leave a comment on our Ariel Pink Contest post by noon on Thursday, November 11th. We’ll select the winners at random that evening and notify them via Facebook message; tickets can be picked up any time before 5 p.m. on Friday, 11/12, at the WXPN office.