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Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti

Before Today

7th June 2010

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 Before Today took place at Encino at the House of Blues studio (once Tito Jackson’s home studio) before additional tracking at the band’s home studios. The album took nearly six months to complete, with around half of the record completed with Sunny Levine at the dials, and the rest being typically self-produced and recorded.

1 Hot Body Rub 2.25
2 Bright Lit Blue Skies 2.24
3 L’estat (acc. to the widow’s maid) 4.26
4 Fright Night (Nevermore) 3.35
5 Round And Round 5.14
6 Beverly Kills 3.55
7 Butt-House Blondies 3.27
8 Little Wig 5.45
9 Can’t Hear My Eyes 3.19
10 Reminiscences 2.33
11 Menopause Man 4.00
12 Revolution’s A Lie 3.39
1 Hot Body Rub 2.25
2 Bright Lit Blue Skies 2.24
3 L’estat (acc. to the widow’s maid) 4.26
4 Fright Night (Nevermore) 3.35
5 Round And Round 5.14
6 Beverly Kills 3.55
1 Butt-House Blondies 3.27
2 Little Wig 5.45
3 Can’t Hear My Eyes 3.19
4 Reminiscences 2.33
5 Menopause Man 4.00
6 Revolution’s A Lie 3.39
1 Hot Body Rub 2.25
2 Bright Lit Blue Skies 2.24
3 L’estat (acc. to the widow’s maid) 4.26
4 Fright Night (Nevermore) 3.35
5 Round And Round 5.14
6 Beverly Kills 3.55
7 Butt-House Blondies 3.27
8 Little Wig 5.45
9 Can’t Hear My Eyes 3.19
10 Reminiscences 2.33
11 Menopause Man 4.00
12 Revolution’s A Lie 3.39
1 Hot Body Rub 2.25
2 Bright Lit Blue Skies 2.24
3 L’estat (acc. to the widow’s maid) 4.26
4 Fright Night (Nevermore) 3.35
5 Round And Round 5.14
6 Beverly Kills 3.55
7 Butt-House Blondies 3.27
8 Little Wig 5.45
9 Can’t Hear My Eyes 3.19
10 Reminiscences 2.33
11 Menopause Man 4.00
12 Revolution’s A Lie 3.39
13 Phantasthma 3.18
14 Hold Your Breath And Wait 4.50
1 Hot Body Rub 2.25
2 Bright Lit Blue Skies 2.24
3 L’estat (acc. to the widow’s maid) 4.26
4 Fright Night (Nevermore) 3.35
6 Beverly Kills 3.55
6 Round And Round 5.14
7 Butt-House Blondies 3.27
8 Little Wig 5.45
9 Can’t Hear My Eyes 3.19
10 Reminiscences 2.33
11 Menopause Man 4.00
12 Revolution’s A Lie 3.39
13 Phantasthma 3.18
14 Hold Your Breath And Wait 4.50
1 Hot Body Rub 2.25
2 Bright Lit Blue Skies 2.24
3 L’estat (acc. to the widow’s maid) 4.26
4 Fright Night (Nevermore) 3.35
5 Round And Round 5.14
6 Beverly Kills 3.55
7 Butt-House Blondies 3.27
8 Little Wig 5.45
9 Can’t Hear My Eyes 3.19
10 Reminiscences 2.33
11 Menopause Man 4.00
12 Revolution’s A Lie 3.39
13 Phantasthma 3.18
1 Hot Body Rub 2.25
2 Bright Lit Blue Skies 2.24
3 L’estat (acc. to the widow’s maid) 4.26
4 Fright Night (Nevermore) 3.35
5 Round And Round 5.14
6 Beverly Kills 3.55
7 Butt-House Blondies 3.27
8 Little Wig 5.45
9 Can’t Hear My Eyes 3.19
10 Reminiscences 2.33
11 Menopause Man 4.00
12 Revolution’s A Lie 3.39
13 Shades Away 2.12
1 Hot Body Rub 2.25
2 Bright Lit Blue Skies 2.24
3 L’estat (acc. to the widow’s maid) 4.26
4 Fright Night (Nevermore) 3.35
5 Round And Round 5.14
6 Beverly Kills 3.55
7 Butt-House Blondies 3.27
8 Little Wig 5.45
9 Can’t Hear My Eyes 3.19
10 Reminiscences 2.33
11 Menopause Man 4.00
12 Revolution’s A Lie 3.39
13 Shades Away 2.12

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One of the many highlights from last year's high-definition breakthrough album Before Today, 'Fright Night (Nevermore)' - in its virgin state - is a gothic slice of 80s pop, suffused with the spirit of Frank Zappa. Reworked by fellow West Coast native Dam Funk (né Damon Riddick), the "ambassador of boogie funk" has ton...

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