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See Ariel Pink Trace a Glam-Punk’s Twilight in ‘Dayzed Inn Daydreams’ Video

New clip follows an atypical senior citizen through life in Los Angeles

Ariel Pink has always obsessed over the afterlife of Seventies rock, beginning his career with a handful of home-recorded LPs that sounded like lo-fi transmissions arriving 30 years behind schedule. In the video for his new “Dayzed Inn Daydreams,” the singer attempts visualizes this effect: Over the clip’s five-and-a-half minutes, he shows an aging musician – part glam and part punk – ride the bus, shoot pool, visit a nursing home and perform onstage. At the end, the character hands a cigarette to and briefly chats with a girl named Angel. 

Director Grant Singer went as far as to cast an actual aging musician – the former frontman of the L.A. band the Mau-Mau’s – for the part. “The video is the story of a man, played by Rick Wilder, who was once the frontman of a band that existed decades ago,” the photographer and filmmaker tells Rolling Stone. “Through a series of scenes depicting his everyday life, we tell his story.”

“Dayzed Inn Daydreams” appears on Pink’s most recent album Pom Pom, which was released on 4AD last November. A handful of the record’s track were written in the hospital with Kim Fowley, the Runaways manager-producer who died of cancer earlier this year. It can be purchased here.

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