VIDEO PREMIERE: PART TIME “I CAN TREAT YOU BETTER” (F. ARIEL PINK)
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Part Time put out Spell #6 last fall on Tough Love and Burger, and L.A. RECORD put up one of its lovely bummer songs back then—watch it here! Now Part Time’s David Loca is back with videographic visonary Kevin P. Kearney for the even more lonesome “I Can Treat You Better,” presented here as the story of a dude alone in the city with his hopes, his regrets and the kind of sidewalks-by-streetlight sax solo (by the very able Mr. Pablo) that seems to come out of nowhere downtown when the moon is full. “Better” is bummed-out AOR wave (Robert Byrne’s “Pretend He’s Me” via Cleaners From Venus?) with production done so well its practically medicinal, and Ariel Pink added some positively celestial backing vocals. Says Loca:
“‘I Can Treat You Better’ was an old recorded idea I had on a cassette tape, [and] I decided to revisit it again for my new album Spell #6. The guitar arpeggio first came from a broken and out of tune guitar I had in my room. After recording my Spell #6 album, I asked Ariel Pink if he would be interested in tracking some of his ideas on my songs. He then recorded some very cool falsetto back ups in the chorus of the song.”
Kearney and Loca shot this (obviously) in downtown L.A. (when Sparks was playing?) with B Cam Operator Mary Florence Brown and help from producer Evan Sartory. Spell #6 is available here now!