Oakland psych-pop artist Pink Skies recently made his debut with an EP that was never intended for release. “I was never planning on releasing any of these songs,” said Pink Skies’ Arieh Berl. “I made them over a long time throughout college in Boston, at my parents’ house in Oakland, and in LA. It was just a way for my to express myself with no intention of anyone else hearing them.”
Across seven tracks, Does It Really Matter pulls the listener into a voyage through a trippy blend of chillwave, psych rock, R&B and pop. “These songs are definitely the most honest songs that I have written,” said Berl. “I hope that people will be able to put on some headphones, listen to the music, and escape reality for a little bit. I want the music to be able to transport the listener. It’s been a long process getting these songs out, but I am happy to be able to let them go into the wild. Enjoy, and make sure to listen to it loud.”
The transportive properties of Pink Skies’ sonic vibes are especially apparent in the live video for “Reflections.” Recorded live at Weber Rations, “Reflections” highlights the otherworldly, atmospheric vibe of Pink Skies through an acid-soaked color palette as a captivated audience can’t help but to groove along.
Founded by Jack Sweeney, Weber Rations is a filming crew that captures artists performing live at a secret East LA location in partnership with Make Out Music. Comprised of Geoffrey Bywater, Lucas Connelly and Tim Chin, Make Out Music partnered with Weber Rations to capture artists performing their first gig outside their hometown. We are premiering the first video of this series today!
Their next show takes place Friday, Aug. 3 with Monsune (US Debut), Lucys, Retrospect and a secret guest. They will partner again with Weber Rations for another show on Saturday, Aug. 4, with Quickly Quickly, Surf (LA debut), Ricky Lake and Dream Panther (DJ set). Tickets for each show are $12 advance/$15 day of, but the 21+ crowd can get in for free before 8:30 PM with RSVP via Make Out Music.
Pink Skies will also play the Moroccan Lounge on Monday, Aug. 6 with Ruby Haunt, Sam Valdez and Sports Coach. Tickets for the 21+ show are $5 at Ticketfly.
Photo by Jack Sweeney of Weber Rations