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West Coast natives Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti present Mature Themes, the follow-up to 2010’s hugely successful album, Before Today.
Before Today was the band’s 4AD debut, offering the first sign that the intriguingly scatalogical music Ariel had been making for over a decade was finally ossifying into a coherent form. Indeed, the lead song from Before Today - the inimitable ‘Round and Round’ - was awarded Pitchfork’s track of the year for 2010, and further plaudits were heaped...
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Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti released their debut album for 4AD, Before Today in June 2010. For the best part of a decade, Los Angeles native Ariel Rosenberg had been carving out his own unique brand of intoxicating pop music, releasing a series of albums to underground acclaim along the way. However, as noted in an an interview with Simon Reynolds, Ariel considered Before Today to be his 'first record'.
No longer a bedroom-based project as on previous recordings, the initial sessions for...
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This summer, West Coast natives Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti will present Mature Themes, the follow-up to 2010’s hugely successful album, Before Today.
First single, ‘Baby’, is Mature Themes’ swansong, and a reworking of the song originally recorded in 1979 by Donnie and Joe Emerson. Haunted Graffiti protagonist, Ariel Pink (real surname Rosenberg), has said “’Baby’ has been a staple on just about every playlist and mixtape I’ve assembled in the last three years. It is...
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LA native Ariel Pink (born Ariel Rosenberg) first began writing and recording the sixteen-minute sprawling epic that is 'Witchhunt Suite For WWIII' ten years ago while the events of September 11, 2001 began to unfold.
The track was originally released in two parts on a limited tour-only CD-R in 2007 entitled Yas Dudette, but Pink wished to make a newly recorded version of the song available in its entirety in tribute to the tenth anniversary of 9/11.
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Ahead of their debut release for 4AD (worldwide from June 8), Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti appear in session with a number of tracks from the forthcoming Before Today alongside recordings of the likes of 'Flashback' and 'Spires in the Snow' (incarnations of the latter dating back as far as 1999).
Recorded at Studio Plateaux on the Thameside island Platts Eyot, the session showcases the band's...