Tuesday, July 9, 2013

stream | ariel pink & jorge elbrecht | hang on to life

about a month back the eccentric, ariel pink—los angeles-based rocker we're all quite familiar with these days—teamed up with jorge elbrecht of violens (and perhaps more obviously, ariel pink's haunted graffiti).  the newly-formed duo put out a collaborative seven-inch via mexican summer with the chilled-out track, "hang on to life," accounting for the entirety of the a-side. admittedly embracing a style with evident and numerous parallels to their former compilations, the cut comes off as lighthearted fun with lofty melodies and harmonies paired with informal yet equally evocative lyrics. the whole process feels natural and results in a jam that's smooth as crud. go ahead and give it a stream above; it does well to melt the woes of the midweek malaise.