Album artwork for Dedicated To Bobby Jameson by Ariel Pink

Los Angeles’s prodigal songwriting son Ariel Pink shares his eleventh studio album, Dedicated to Bobby Jameson.

The album’s title makes a direct and heartfelt reference to a real-life L.A. musician, long presumed dead, who resurfaced online in 2007 after 35 reclusive years to pen his autobiography and tragic life story in a series of blogs and YouTube tirades. Standout tracks from Dedicated to Bobby Jameson include Feels Like Heaven, a lovelorn insta-classic paying tribute to the promise of romance, Another Weekend, which encapsulates the lingering euphoria of a regrettable weekend over the edge, “Dedicated to Bobby Jameson,” a rah-rah psych romp paying homage to L.A.’s punk history, and Time to Live, an ironic anti-suicide anthem that promotes survival as a form of resistance before devolving into a grungy, Video Killed the Radio Star-style breakdown that supposes life and death as being more or less the same fate and embraces the immortal anarchy of a rock song as an alternative to the prison of reality. Alternately contained and sprawling, Dedicated to Bobby Jameson is a shimmering pop odyssey that represents more astonishing peaks and menacing valleys in the career of a man who, through sheer originality and nerve, has become an American rock and roll institution. The album marks his first full-length release with the Brooklyn-based label Mexican Summer.

Ariel Pink

Dedicated To Bobby Jameson

Mexican Summer
Album artwork for Dedicated To Bobby Jameson by Ariel Pink
CD

$10.99

Released 09/15/2017Catalogue Number

4923124026

Album artwork for Dedicated To Bobby Jameson by Ariel Pink
LP+

$19.99

Limited edition of 4,000 on blue vinyl.

Released 09/15/2017Catalogue Number

4923124057

Album artwork for Dedicated To Bobby Jameson by Ariel Pink
LPx2

$40.99

Deluxe edition. Includes 24" x 36" poster (folded to 12" x 12") and added single-sided picture disc EP, titled Non-Sequitur Segues, containing four bonus tracks available only on vinyl. Housed in a custom PVC slipcase

Released 09/15/2017Catalogue Number

4923124002

Ariel Pink

Dedicated To Bobby Jameson

Mexican Summer
Album artwork for Dedicated To Bobby Jameson by Ariel Pink
CD

$10.99

Released 09/15/2017Catalogue Number

4923124026

Album artwork for Dedicated To Bobby Jameson by Ariel Pink
LP+

$19.99

Limited edition of 4,000 on blue vinyl.

Released 09/15/2017Catalogue Number

4923124057

Album artwork for Dedicated To Bobby Jameson by Ariel Pink
LPx2

$40.99

Deluxe edition. Includes 24" x 36" poster (folded to 12" x 12") and added single-sided picture disc EP, titled Non-Sequitur Segues, containing four bonus tracks available only on vinyl. Housed in a custom PVC slipcase

Released 09/15/2017Catalogue Number

4923124002

Los Angeles’s prodigal songwriting son Ariel Pink shares his eleventh studio album, Dedicated to Bobby Jameson.

The album’s title makes a direct and heartfelt reference to a real-life L.A. musician, long presumed dead, who resurfaced online in 2007 after 35 reclusive years to pen his autobiography and tragic life story in a series of blogs and YouTube tirades. Standout tracks from Dedicated to Bobby Jameson include Feels Like Heaven, a lovelorn insta-classic paying tribute to the promise of romance, Another Weekend, which encapsulates the lingering euphoria of a regrettable weekend over the edge, “Dedicated to Bobby Jameson,” a rah-rah psych romp paying homage to L.A.’s punk history, and Time to Live, an ironic anti-suicide anthem that promotes survival as a form of resistance before devolving into a grungy, Video Killed the Radio Star-style breakdown that supposes life and death as being more or less the same fate and embraces the immortal anarchy of a rock song as an alternative to the prison of reality. Alternately contained and sprawling, Dedicated to Bobby Jameson is a shimmering pop odyssey that represents more astonishing peaks and menacing valleys in the career of a man who, through sheer originality and nerve, has become an American rock and roll institution. The album marks his first full-length release with the Brooklyn-based label Mexican Summer.