7/31/2013

Ariel Pink and Jorge Elbrecht share music video + Interview

ARIEL PINK AND JORGE ELBRECHT SHARE THE MUSIC VIDEO FOR "HANG ON TO LIFE" VIA INTERVIEW MAGAZINE

"HANG ON TO LIFE" B/W "NO REAL FRIEND" 7" AVAILABLE NOW VIA MEXICAN SUMMER

MEXICAN SUMMER ANNOUNCES COLLABORATIVE SINGLES SERIES WITH JORGE ELBRECHT (FORTHCOMING COLLABORATION WITH CAROLINE POLACHEK AND MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED)
Watch: "Hang On to Life" - http://youtu.be/a185-lVNYE0
 
Listen: "No Real Friend" - http://youtu.be/Vjf5O4bzGuU
 
Ariel Pink and Jorge Elbrecht have teamed up for their first ever collaborative split 7", written and recorded over one weekend at Gary's Electric studio in Brooklyn. Having previously shared the audio, the duo are back with a music video for "Hang On to Life" and an accompanying interview. "Hang On to Life" is heavy on heartbreak and high on melodrama, with Elbrecht's gentle tenor proving a perfect complement to Pink's raspier croon. Loping, soft-rock verses give way to a mid-song consolation phone-call ("she did what? ... I can't believe these girls, man...") sending the pair into a soaring canon. On the flipside, "No Real Friend" plays out in total soft-focus, taking cues from sugary J-Pop, lite rock balladry and televisual muzak (After School Special, and '70s family sitcom resolutions come to mind). There's certainly a winking awareness across this 7", but also a very real sincerity which comes through in its meticulously authentic execution. It should come as no surprise that this pair are drawn to these lesser trodden pop territories, and manage to appropriate them in the most imaginative way possible.
 
Jorge Elbrecht has previously been involved with musical projects such as Violens and the NYC art company Lansing-Dreiden. He is currently a touring member of Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti. He has also helped make records for many other artists. Most recently he produced/mixed No Joy's Wait to Pleasure and he co-produced/mixed the forthcoming Au Revoir Simone record, Move in Spectrums. In addition to all of that, Elbrecht is teaming up with other artist/songwriters for a series of 7" releases on Mexican Summer. The first collaborative 7", a cover of Turning Shrines' "1/4 Circle Black" featuring Tamaryn, was released by Mexican Summer for Record Store Day this past April. The next 7" in the series is a collaboration with Caroline Polachek from Chairlift and future collaborations are in the works. 
 

ARIEL PINK AND JORGE ELBRECHT
"HANG ON TO LIFE" B/W "NO REAL FRIEND" 7"
(MEXICAN SUMMER) 
JULY 9TH, 2013

1. Hang On to Life
2. No Real Friend

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