Sunday we caught up with Laneway troubadour Ariel Pink who responded with shock, concern and self-deprecation when we asked about “Round and Round” topping Pitchfork’s best tracks of 2010 . Apparently we’re all in big trouble! Or maybe more of us need to buy his records.
Said Ariel: “What I felt like doing was complaining to somebody because something was wrong. If you look at our SoundScan we don’t sell shit. So the fact that that [“Round and Round”] can make it to number one on something as prestigious as Pitchfork, to me, was like a mark of an industry in its death throes basically.”
You can catch Ariel Pink at their remaining Laneway dates in Adelaide and Perth.
Friday 11 FEBRUARY 2011 – ADELAIDE
Fowler’s Live, North Terrace (Twilight event)
Saturday 12 FEBRUARY 2011 – PERTH
Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge