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And by 'full-length', I mean 'Paw Tracks debut'.

Kevin H (Kevin H), Friday, 3 September 2004 03:32 (10 years ago) Permalink

Everything on Paw Tracks is extremely lo-fi.

Mark (MarkR), Friday, 3 September 2004 12:09 (10 years ago) Permalink

i wouldn't consider Here comes the indian to be *that lo-fi...

BbetaA, Friday, 3 September 2004 22:25 (10 years ago) Permalink

This is 8-track, not 4-track, dog.

sexyDancer, Friday, 3 September 2004 23:28 (10 years ago) Permalink

Sorry I meant everything on the Ariel Pink Paw Tracks release, not Paw Tracks as a whole.

Mark (MarkR), Saturday, 4 September 2004 01:28 (10 years ago) Permalink

6 months pass...
gotta revive for the upcoming Worn Copy release. anyone else feeling dis?

i fucking love it

ken taylrr (ken taylrr), Thursday, 17 March 2005 22:05 (9 years ago) Permalink

everybody's going crazzzzzzzy fr this!

cozen (Cozen), Monday, 28 March 2005 11:07 (9 years ago) Permalink

reynolds, woebot, geeta... I'm down too!

cozen (Cozen), Monday, 28 March 2005 11:07 (9 years ago) Permalink

I think you'd like this, toby!

cozen (Cozen), Monday, 28 March 2005 11:08 (9 years ago) Permalink

I thought the Doldrums was way better. Worn Copy's really good but....too long and too scattered, or something. I'm still figuring out my feelings here.

Raymond Cummings (Raymond Cummings), Monday, 28 March 2005 12:06 (9 years ago) Permalink

shuffle function serves Mr. Pink well.

The Sensational Sulk (sexyDancer), Monday, 28 March 2005 12:50 (9 years ago) Permalink

very, very, very good. very good. this is what i always wanted Gary Wilson to sound like. Search "Life in L.A."

poortheatre (poortheatre), Monday, 28 March 2005 12:57 (9 years ago) Permalink

Ariel Pink for president! Just think of the ecology! The electricity savings! The thrift!

Momus (Momus), Monday, 28 March 2005 19:30 (9 years ago) Permalink

Revive to profess my undying love for Worn Copy. Even though this was apparently released on a CD-R at one point, will this still count as a 2005 release?

poortheatre (poortheatre), Thursday, 7 April 2005 07:17 (9 years ago) Permalink

REISSUE

jack cole (jackcole), Thursday, 7 April 2005 09:12 (9 years ago) Permalink

"House Arrest" is still by far his catchiest and most consistent album. I can't really get into worn copy much past the point where he declares that "mankind is a nazi"

Felonious Drunk (Felcher), Thursday, 7 April 2005 17:23 (9 years ago) Permalink

Apparently, the person who originally realeased House Arrest is not allowing Paw Tracks to reissue it.

mitch dub (ano ano), Thursday, 7 April 2005 17:24 (9 years ago) Permalink

That blows. Between "Alisa", "West Coast Calamities", "Gettin' High in the Morning", and "Interesting Results" it's probably the best bedroom pop album this decade will see.

Felonious Drunk (Felcher), Thursday, 7 April 2005 17:50 (9 years ago) Permalink

word

noizem duke (noize duke), Thursday, 7 April 2005 17:59 (9 years ago) Permalink

xypost: But that's just after the first few minutes!!!

The Sensational Sulk (sexyDancer), Thursday, 7 April 2005 18:21 (9 years ago) Permalink

I know. hopefully the rest of the album will grow on me at some point, but after listening to worn copy 6 or 7 times, the second half of trepanated earth is the only thing on it that i really like.

Felonious Drunk (Felcher), Thursday, 7 April 2005 18:27 (9 years ago) Permalink

"CREDIT"?

noizem duke (noize duke), Thursday, 7 April 2005 18:29 (9 years ago) Permalink

The free track on the paw tracks website isn't a patch on anything on Doldrums

Japanese Giraffe (Japanese Giraffe), Thursday, 7 April 2005 20:50 (9 years ago) Permalink

down at the creepshow...

The Sensational Sulk (sexyDancer), Thursday, 7 April 2005 20:54 (9 years ago) Permalink

4 weeks pass...
This is an incredible bit of music. Absolutely baffling but all the more wonderful.

dog latin (dog latin), Thursday, 5 May 2005 11:58 (9 years ago) Permalink

It's like the music you hear in your head just as you're drifting out of consciousness with classic rock radio on.

dog latin (dog latin), Thursday, 5 May 2005 12:14 (9 years ago) Permalink

So... classic rock through a drainpipe, then, and then irritation that it's not LETTING you drift out of consciousness, and then silence?

I've still not heard 'Ariel Pink'.

The fact that 'lo-fi' has been used NINE ZILLION TIMES in this thread with barely any answers...

... doesn't appeal.

But perhaps I am KNEE JERKING?!

Lucretia My Reflection (Lucretia My Reflection), Thursday, 5 May 2005 12:29 (9 years ago) Permalink

When I think of low-fi, I always think of stuff done on cheap instruments and played very badly on purpose. This is stuff played on good equipment, written and played beautifully and then recorded on the cheapest equipment possible.

dog latin (dog latin), Thursday, 5 May 2005 12:45 (9 years ago) Permalink

Yes but what are his INFLUENZAS!

Lucretia My Reflection (Lucretia My Reflection), Thursday, 5 May 2005 12:47 (9 years ago) Permalink

70s and 80s rock/pop. Lots of Roxy Music, Lennon, Bowie, Talking Heads, New Wave etc.

dog latin (dog latin), Thursday, 5 May 2005 13:19 (9 years ago) Permalink

and R. Stevie Moore

naturemorte, Thursday, 5 May 2005 14:46 (9 years ago) Permalink

Guided by Voices if they grew up listening to '80s pop radio instead of 60s and 70s classic rock. Plus he actually finishes the songs he writes.

walter kranz (walterkranz), Thursday, 5 May 2005 14:52 (9 years ago) Permalink

The Cure are his biggest influence

i like The Doldrums A LOT, Worn Copy though, i don't know. It's not as catchy maybe, except for ' Jules Lost His Jewels'

rizzx (rizzx), Thursday, 5 May 2005 14:53 (9 years ago) Permalink

dude, rizzx, you GOTTA get House Arrest. it's his best work to date.
also, dog latin, about the "played on good equipment" bit, when i saw him saturday night his keyboard player was playing a pretty shitty yamaha.

Fetchboy (Felcher), Thursday, 5 May 2005 16:02 (9 years ago) Permalink

ah i have that on my HD, together with another album, something with Lovers? Don't know, but I'll listen to House Arrest as soon as i get home. Pink's the man. not very listenable on car stereo though

rizzx (rizzx), Thursday, 5 May 2005 16:32 (9 years ago) Permalink

are all his CD-Rs going to be re-released eventually? He's got, like, 50+ or something, yes? Worn Copy is the shit..

poortheatre (poortheatre), Thursday, 5 May 2005 17:25 (9 years ago) Permalink

upthread:
"Apparently, the person who originally realeased House Arrest is not allowing Paw Tracks to reissue it.

-- mitch dub (w!mbis...), April 7th, 2005."
im not aware of the 50+ though.

Fetchboy (Felcher), Thursday, 5 May 2005 17:27 (9 years ago) Permalink

someone was probably exaggerating..

poortheatre (poortheatre), Thursday, 5 May 2005 17:29 (9 years ago) Permalink

It felt like 50+.

Andre Dawson (deangulberry), Thursday, 5 May 2005 18:03 (9 years ago) Permalink

I'm not sure.

cozen (Cozen), Thursday, 5 May 2005 19:32 (9 years ago) Permalink

not anymore.

cozen (Cozen), Thursday, 5 May 2005 19:32 (9 years ago) Permalink

oh yes I am.

cozen (Cozen), Monday, 9 May 2005 20:09 (9 years ago) Permalink

8 months pass...
House Arrest!

In LA Weekly article, he says he has "easily 200" cassettes lying around of albums and "masters".

fizzcaraldo (Justin M), Thursday, 12 January 2006 03:27 (8 years ago) Permalink

I'm sure his parents don't appreciate him leaving all those tapes around the house.

account settings (account), Thursday, 12 January 2006 03:43 (8 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...
So, has anyone seen him live yet?

He's playing Knitting Factory on Friday I think; just wondering what the hell he's gonna do with himself on stage.

Suzy Creemcheese (SuzyCreemcheese), Thursday, 23 February 2006 01:12 (8 years ago) Permalink

haven't seen him live but "life in l.a." is truly one of my summer 2005 anthems.

dog latin (dog latin), Thursday, 23 February 2006 01:22 (8 years ago) Permalink

Going in a few minutes. Interested to see how he works in his guest backing band.

Nigel (Nigel), Thursday, 23 February 2006 03:26 (8 years ago) Permalink

Plz report back, soldier.

Suzy Creemcheese (SuzyCreemcheese), Thursday, 23 February 2006 03:36 (8 years ago) Permalink

im guna go see him at 14 below!

chaki (chaki), Thursday, 23 February 2006 04:27 (8 years ago) Permalink

In Seattle it was just him and his 8-track, apparently. I really wish he would get a competent live band going.

fizzcaraldo (Justin M), Thursday, 23 February 2006 07:00 (8 years ago) Permalink

In September ariel tried reefer 4 the very first time
Now he's doing horse, it's June

$0.00 Butter sauce only. No marinara. (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 29 October 2014 22:01 (Yesterday) Permalink

I found him passed out in an alleyway once and when he groaned at me after I nudged him with my foot I was like "you....have some cool songs" and left

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Wednesday, 29 October 2014 22:01 (Yesterday) Permalink

jesus christ

hackshaw, Wednesday, 29 October 2014 22:03 (Yesterday) Permalink

He looks pretty into My Little Pony from what I can see.

― Matt DC, Wednesday, 29 October 2014 21:09

lol

the golden age is fuckin ace. Pitchfork gave it like a 2

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Wednesday, 29 October 2014 22:35 (Yesterday) Permalink

FRECKLES FRECKLES WHERED U GET THOSE FRECKLE STENCILS DID U PAINT THEM ON? WHITE FRECKLES WHITE FRECKLES

phil phish (diamonddave85), Wednesday, 29 October 2014 23:34 (Yesterday) Permalink

"drug-sick sadness" -p4k

ET sippin the wig (spazzmatazz), Wednesday, 29 October 2014 23:40 (Yesterday) Permalink

i mean the chorus in the first song on pom pom is "all over the world / cocaine man has got a Portabello girl"

ET sippin the wig (spazzmatazz), Wednesday, 29 October 2014 23:42 (Yesterday) Permalink

all the early stuff sounds like he was tweaked out on speed

ET sippin the wig (spazzmatazz), Wednesday, 29 October 2014 23:43 (Yesterday) Permalink

Have a good question for Ariel? Post it here. I can't guarantee an answer but he will see it. Serious questions only.

kornrulez6969, Thursday, 30 October 2014 00:00 (22 hours ago) Permalink

How will your songwriting evolve in the wake of #gamergate?

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Thursday, 30 October 2014 00:26 (22 hours ago) Permalink

Serious question: What is the refrain of "Every Night I Die at Miyagis" ?

ET sippin the wig (spazzmatazz), Thursday, 30 October 2014 01:31 (21 hours ago) Permalink

Can't you just google the lyrics?

kornrulez6969, Thursday, 30 October 2014 02:02 (20 hours ago) Permalink

Ask him if he has any plans to do a visual album. I loved loved loved those early AP music videos - the ones with the retro VHS look before it got all super popular. It would be cool to have a DVD of AP videos.

©Oz Quiz© (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 30 October 2014 02:03 (20 hours ago) Permalink

Can't you just google the lyrics?

― kornrulez6969, Wednesday, October 29, 2014 10:02 PM (6 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

it's all conjecture, house arrest doesn't have a lyric sheet. even the acoustic version from npr, it's impossible to hear what he says after "off in the world" ... "the girl's a jerk" ? "the girls adjourn" ?

ET sippin the wig (spazzmatazz), Thursday, 30 October 2014 02:09 (20 hours ago) Permalink

I would like to know what Ariel Pink is reading and what he thinks of it.

eatandoph (Neue Jesse Schule), Thursday, 30 October 2014 03:34 (19 hours ago) Permalink

he's reading twitter

mookieproof, Thursday, 30 October 2014 03:46 (19 hours ago) Permalink

Ariel is there a deep meaning behind schnitzel boogie or are you just a dumbass junkie troll riding the crest of a high and beautiful wave of randomly encountered adoration by listeners eager for even more music that sounds warm and psychedelic and lo-fi-ish as if we don't have enough of that bye

and also pointsman, octopi don't bark (slothroprhymes), Thursday, 30 October 2014 12:48 (10 hours ago) Permalink

Serious question: when will you appear on Red Eye again?

ET sippin the wig (spazzmatazz), Thursday, 30 October 2014 13:05 (9 hours ago) Permalink

Also, I'm surprised AP's band are serious heroin users, they seem like the classic hapless backing band that has to put up with an insane and irresponsible bandleader, and all the while remain totally professional and poker-faced.

ET sippin the wig (spazzmatazz), Thursday, 30 October 2014 14:09 (8 hours ago) Permalink

Do you hang out with Kurt Heasley often?

Evan, Thursday, 30 October 2014 14:26 (8 hours ago) Permalink

no surprise about the heroin and other drug use, i thought this was already well-documented

marcos, Thursday, 30 October 2014 14:42 (8 hours ago) Permalink

feel like heard something about giant ziplock bags full of weed or something too, i could be wrong.

marcos, Thursday, 30 October 2014 14:43 (8 hours ago) Permalink

tbf though i kind of assume most musicians smoke a lot of weed

marcos, Thursday, 30 October 2014 14:43 (8 hours ago) Permalink

Friend of a friend helped organize a show with AP in Brooklyn three or four years ago. He demanded the guarantee up front or something, in cash. It was about 5k. They wrapped each stack with a ribbon so there would be no dispute. Naturally, next day, Pink harangues them, saying he was shorted. Supposedly spent it all on meth and I guess heroin.

Pentenema Karten, Thursday, 30 October 2014 14:49 (8 hours ago) Permalink

I don't really get a heroin vibe from his music though, it sounds very speedy to me, too.

Pentenema Karten, Thursday, 30 October 2014 14:50 (8 hours ago) Permalink

Did an A/B with the last album he made, man the new one is SO MUCH BETTER. Better mixing, better melodies, better songwriting. There were always weak spots on his records cos there seemed to be a lot of information going on. It's ironic that he goes ahead and does a double album and it is the tightest, most well-crafted thing he has done yet!

©Oz Quiz© (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 30 October 2014 15:06 (7 hours ago) Permalink

i like "put your number in my phone" a lot more than black ballerina

u2 removal machine (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 30 October 2014 16:55 (5 hours ago) Permalink

I don't really get a heroin vibe from his music though, it sounds very speedy to me, too.

Thanks for the laugh.

Raccoon Tanuki, Thursday, 30 October 2014 16:55 (5 hours ago) Permalink

no thank you RT

u2 removal machine (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 30 October 2014 17:03 (5 hours ago) Permalink

the second half of Schnitzel Boogie actually does resemble a nod

Pentenema Karten, Thursday, 30 October 2014 17:17 (5 hours ago) Permalink

n/p u2

Raccoon Tanuki, Thursday, 30 October 2014 17:20 (5 hours ago) Permalink

the second half of Schnitzel Boogie actually does resemble a nod

Raccoon Tanuki, Thursday, 30 October 2014 17:29 (5 hours ago) Permalink

(tick for the 2n half of that song)

Raccoon Tanuki, Thursday, 30 October 2014 17:30 (5 hours ago) Permalink


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