[in my head] Ariel & the Undertow “Take Me Home” // 05.27 @ Passim + 05.31 @ Church


Digging this new single from Boston’s ARIEL & THE UNDERTOW, which pulled me in after I suggested her January self-titled record to a friend earlier today. Turns out there’s a video for the track as well, which was released a few months ago by Baebelmusic.

In it, the Canadian-born Ariel dances around aggressively in a snowy forest. “I had such a sore neck after shooting,” Ariel tells Vanyaland. “I think I gave myself whiplash. But it was worth it.”

The fiery “Take Me Home” is appropriate for whiplash-inducing movements, its Sharona-like riffage flying just as fast as Ariel’s ’90s-ish alt-rock croon.


A vinyl release for her recent record is well on the way, but in the meantime catch Ariel & the Undertow twice next week, first with a short acoustic set May 27 at Passim as part of the weekend-long Campfire Fest, then on a fantastically diverse bill at Church on May 31 that includes Gene Dante, Muy Cansado, Garvy J, and the Deep North. More on that jamboree over on the V:List.

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