Ariel Pink

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nah, "baker st." iirc

guammls (QE II), Friday, 12 March 2010 23:03 (4 years ago) Permalink

liking the new song but I agree that there's more to the guy than underproduced breezy AM rock. Trepanated Earth is a good example of the haunting side a lot of his songs somehow carry

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Saturday, 13 March 2010 00:15 (4 years ago) Permalink

I like this song a lot!

How to Make an American Quit (Abbott), Saturday, 13 March 2010 00:17 (4 years ago) Permalink

lol @ Spectrum

are u who I think u are btw

the most sacred couple in Christendom (J0hn D.), Saturday, 13 March 2010 00:25 (4 years ago) Permalink

ok i'm on board with this new stuff

a lagoon par la mer (psychgawsple), Saturday, 13 March 2010 02:02 (4 years ago) Permalink

Yes guy has chops that transcend fidelity.

Adam Bruneau, Saturday, 13 March 2010 15:39 (4 years ago) Permalink

Round and Round is so swank. loving this shit

dmr, Tuesday, 16 March 2010 15:04 (4 years ago) Permalink

first jam of summer. well, it's sunny today, anyhow.

gnarly sceptre, Tuesday, 16 March 2010 15:34 (4 years ago) Permalink

I tend not to dig Ariel Pink when he comes out from under those layers of crud. But this, this is pretty stunning. And it's far from 1980s soft rock soi-même; it's a pretty demented take on said genre. Which doesn't mean it wouldn't be great to hear him have a "Chasing Cars"-sized hit with it. Good show!

Kevin John Bozelka, Tuesday, 16 March 2010 16:11 (4 years ago) Permalink

I was around for 80s style smooth rock, didn't like it then, love it now

the most sacred couple in Christendom (J0hn D.), Tuesday, 16 March 2010 16:37 (4 years ago) Permalink

Let's hear it for the boy.

bamcquern, Tuesday, 16 March 2010 17:57 (4 years ago) Permalink

hey, seany here.
as every1 knowz, im such a fucking fan of the a pink h graffitti , i mean we're talking fuckn 'doldrmz is like the best album ever' smashn ur gf to 'kate i wait' but then taking acid and telling alan palomo to get tacos with you. you blast 'strange fires' and he just goes 'god damn' im like yeah- make an album dude. then you get to the taco place and hes like. dude. have no money right now. but you cover him cuz at the time ur working at a dry cleaners. and you just livn in a haze like his chosen aesthetic until u know.. he learns how to craft into marketability.

just saying... this song fucking is like turning on the radio and like ur friend jumps in ur car, as u drive off the wind blows through your hair and your just like 'man we own these streets' and then you wreck and glass goes through both of your 'beaner hair' and while blood is gushing out, yo ushit yourself. then wake up. and realize you dont have a job anymore

bamcquern, Tuesday, 16 March 2010 18:11 (4 years ago) Permalink

^^^^knob

Michael B, Tuesday, 16 March 2010 18:22 (4 years ago) Permalink

That sounds like shock to me, if you get in a wreck and blood is gushing from your "beaner hair" and you're thinking about employment. That's like riding your bike into a concrete electric pole and getting up and looking around for the crumpled napkin you were going to throw out.

bamcquern, Tuesday, 16 March 2010 18:29 (4 years ago) Permalink

diggin' the fuck outta this
reelect smooth music in '10

INSUFFICIENT FUN (bernard snowy), Tuesday, 16 March 2010 19:50 (4 years ago) Permalink

really liking this but I don't really find it that different from his old stuff

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Tuesday, 16 March 2010 22:08 (4 years ago) Permalink

When the shit does this new record drop? What is it called?

Palpatean Mists (Lowell N. Behold'n), Sunday, 28 March 2010 19:18 (4 years ago) Permalink

it's a mystery!

akaky akakievich, Sunday, 28 March 2010 20:10 (4 years ago) Permalink

hmmm the pitchdorks list "before today" as coming out 6/8 on 4AD in their guide to upcoming releases today.....

can't find info about that elsewhere though.

akaky akakievich, Thursday, 1 April 2010 17:44 (4 years ago) Permalink

Ariel! Oh, Ariel!

Spinspin Sugah, Thursday, 1 April 2010 17:57 (4 years ago) Permalink

Chillwave forefather Ariel Pink and his band Haunted Graffiti are ready to release their first album for 4AD, dubbed Before Today and due out June 8 on CD, LP, and MP3. According to a press release, some of the 12-track album was recorded in Tito Jackson's former home studio with Quincy Jones' grandson Sunny Levine and Rik Pekkonen, whose past credits include Iggy Pop, Brian Wilson, and Ricky Martin (!).

mizzell, Tuesday, 6 April 2010 14:05 (4 years ago) Permalink

"first album"

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Tuesday, 6 April 2010 14:16 (4 years ago) Permalink

"chillwave forefather"

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Tuesday, 6 April 2010 14:17 (4 years ago) Permalink

uh first album for 4AD

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 6 April 2010 14:18 (4 years ago) Permalink

that album cover is somewhere between o_O and ^_^

INSUFFICIENT FUN (bernard snowy), Tuesday, 6 April 2010 14:30 (4 years ago) Permalink

rather look at that cover than the one of a guy frenching a dog tbh

pretty psyched for this album

dmr, Tuesday, 6 April 2010 14:39 (4 years ago) Permalink

haha, I had completely forgotten that this used to have a different cover -- I was just commenting because the new one struck me as so... strange. it's like a pastiche of something that I can't quite place, and that may not have ever actually existed.

INSUFFICIENT FUN (bernard snowy), Tuesday, 6 April 2010 14:49 (4 years ago) Permalink

that was just the cover of the single (the one with the dog)

mizzell, Tuesday, 6 April 2010 14:52 (4 years ago) Permalink

it's like a pastiche of something that I can't quite place, and that may not have ever actually existed.

Haha yeah totally, I'm mentally flipping through "iconinc" 70s classic rock covers to find the original.

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Tuesday, 6 April 2010 14:55 (4 years ago) Permalink

i think "a pastiche of something that never actually existed" might be an interesting way to describe ariel...

i dig the leather pants. definitely gonna be an L.A. album...

akaky akakievich, Tuesday, 6 April 2010 14:55 (4 years ago) Permalink

xp tho what's with the glowing white witch?

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Tuesday, 6 April 2010 14:56 (4 years ago) Permalink

"chillwave forefather"

― licorice oratorio (baaderonixx)

smh

ksh, Tuesday, 6 April 2010 14:57 (4 years ago) Permalink

He sort of is though?

Number None, Tuesday, 6 April 2010 15:38 (4 years ago) Permalink

yeah I get the meaning but its just pretty wtf to see this so-called genre already referencing its forefathers. Guess I'm just old.

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Tuesday, 6 April 2010 16:13 (4 years ago) Permalink

The new album is really good.

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Tuesday, 6 April 2010 16:16 (4 years ago) Permalink

man, i played a show with this dude like five years ago. i kinda liked the record, but his live show was alot of him slapping his ass yelling "pee pee doo doo."

If you would have pulled me aside and said, "In 2010, all indie rock will sound like this," I would have stared a dagger into your soul.

swag surfer blood (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 6 April 2010 16:18 (4 years ago) Permalink

hope his full time band means the live show has improved (just bought tickets for the mercury lounge show).

mizzell, Tuesday, 6 April 2010 16:27 (4 years ago) Permalink

actually last time i saw him, on the tour with cass mccombs, he was pretty good.

mizzell, Tuesday, 6 April 2010 16:29 (4 years ago) Permalink

I saw him at SXSW in 2005 (I think) and the show was transcendent. His show next year at SXSW was awful (embarrassingly so since I dragged a few people to witness the glory). And so it goes...

Kevin John Bozelka, Tuesday, 6 April 2010 16:34 (4 years ago) Permalink

Youtube evidence would lead one to believe that the band is pretty tight imo.

Trip Maker, Tuesday, 6 April 2010 16:39 (4 years ago) Permalink

saw him with I guess the new band in Dublin last year, tight as fuck (apart from AP himself who was shambolic in a v charismatic way - apparently his rider called for an enormous quantity of weed, most/all of which was consumed pre-show).

p-dog, Tuesday, 6 April 2010 16:50 (4 years ago) Permalink

If you would have pulled me aside and said, "In 2010, all indie rock will sound like this," I would have stared a dagger into your soul.

― swag surfer blood (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, April 6, 2010 12:18 PM

does all indie rock sound like this in 2010?

☀ ☃ (am0n), Tuesday, 6 April 2010 16:56 (4 years ago) Permalink

yeah I get the meaning but its just pretty wtf to see this so-called genre already referencing its forefathers. Guess I'm just old.

― licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Tuesday, April 6, 2010 12:13 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

Yeah this is funny! Forefather meaning someone around 5-6 years ago...

Adam Bruneau, Tuesday, 6 April 2010 17:17 (4 years ago) Permalink

he was good at Music Hall of Wburg last year, I was skeptical going in cuz his live reviews are pretty mixed but it was a tight show

dmr, Tuesday, 6 April 2010 17:39 (4 years ago) Permalink

Saw him in Miami and his band was really tight, as some people have indicated above, but they were also boring, and they concluded the show with the worst freak-out jam of all time. Ariel was really high, trying to compete with Ida No, who fell off stage into the bar.

Sound check was three hours and doors opened really late. You couldn't tell at all that they'd put so much work into it, and the bass hurt all the audience's ears.

I'd rather have seen him with a guitar and keyboard and sampler and CDr set up, going solo like in those early shows which have been described as terrible. Ariel's drummer carried a lot of the weight, and his voice seemed to be higher in the mix than Ariel's. Ariel looked really old and a bit like the troll under the bridge from "Three Billy Goats Gruff."

I liked the CDs, especially the pop stuff, despite the occasionally plagiarized tune, but that show put me off for years. To the present, really.

That single up above sort of reminds me of when Beck decided he was a real singer and had to sing pretty, and started putting out (even more) boring records The production and voice clash. Also, the production haze of the earlier recordings is like a trick to get around how harsh hi-fi recordings often sound. Only in theory do I like the AM smooth pop aesthetic.

What did I just do. Post stuff. Give opinions.

bamcquern, Tuesday, 6 April 2010 18:25 (4 years ago) Permalink

He was AWFUL at Primavera last year...still, pumped for the new record, 'Round and Round' sounds wick.

Dwight Yorke, Tuesday, 6 April 2010 18:28 (4 years ago) Permalink

three hour soundcheck?

☀ ☃ (am0n), Tuesday, 6 April 2010 18:29 (4 years ago) Permalink

Yes. We put the chess board away, but could've played two more games. I was pissed!

bamcquern, Tuesday, 6 April 2010 18:38 (4 years ago) Permalink

Not that the sound guy and opening bands couldn't have been blamed. And the management.

bamcquern, Tuesday, 6 April 2010 18:39 (4 years ago) Permalink

disappointed to find out he's a stoner. weed is boring. was hoping he was either a pillhead or totally clean and just naturally mental.

richie aprile (rockapads), Tuesday, 6 April 2010 18:53 (4 years ago) Permalink


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