Ariel Pink Archives unveils new video for 'Short Man's Syndrome'
2 December 2020
Taken from 'Sit 'N Spin', part of Cycle 3 of Ariel Archives released Jan 29, 2021
This January sees the concluding chapter of Ariel Archives, Mexican Summer’s reissue project revisiting the trove of music Ariel Pink recorded and released as Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti between 1999 and 2019. The third cycle consists of Odditties Sodomies Vol. 1 and Sit n’ Spin”, while the fourth and final cycle consists of Odditties Sodomies Vol 3 and Scared Famous/ FF”, all remastered from the original source tapes and mixed in true stereo, delivering in extraordinary range the full depth of Ariel’s compulsive musical enterprise.
Taken from the treasure trove of hidden Ariel gems that is Sit n’ Spin, Short Man’s Syndrome is a gloriously scuzzy rock hand grenade, a short, sharp burst of DIY brilliance which encapsulates in a 3 minute odd nutshell just what makes him so endlessly unique. And it comes accompanied by an equally bonkers video by Salvador Cresta, which brings the track to mad, vivid life, which you can view here:
Released in January, Sit n’ Spin is a special installment of Ariel Archives focusing on the singles, EPs, and unreleased sessions recorded by Ariel Pink in the late aughts after a five-year hiatus from making new music. Documenting his first recordings with a full band, Sit n’ Spin contains the best and rarest rumblings of the artist at the beginning of an explosive second chapter.
CYCLE 3 TRACKLISTING
· 01. Safeguards From Home (Remastered) (Odditties Sodomies Vol. 1)
· 02. The Bottom (Remastered) (Odditties Sodomies Vol. 1)