Ariel Pink

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that's cool, 80s style smooth rock is like my favorite tho.

akaky akakievich, Friday, 12 March 2010 17:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

just out of curiosity, are you old enough to remember that kind of stuff being on the radio at, like, department stores?

richie aprile (rockapads), Friday, 12 March 2010 17:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

I hope that doesn't sound ageist or anything - I just wonder if my own distaste for 80s smooth rock is because I had to suffer through it (it seemed to soundtrack particularly miserable times such as being stuck in TJ Maxx type stores, or dentist offices, as a kid), as opposed to looking back on it as an artifact. All the wobbly tape phasing and artificial aging of his earlier stuff allowed me to think of it as an artifact more than something I grew up with. if that makes sense.

richie aprile (rockapads), Friday, 12 March 2010 18:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

nah, you're right. i was born in 85, but grooving to some hall & oates in tj maxx sounds like my kind of party.

akaky akakievich, Friday, 12 March 2010 18:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

Cover is pretty funny

Trip Maker, Friday, 12 March 2010 19:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

there was a lot more to his better stuff than lofi fm pop schtick, i don't know how you'd see 'trepanated earth' in those terms

this new thing is not so good

nakhchivan, Friday, 12 March 2010 20:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

what's I've heard of where he's going I like, but my fondness for his whole deal - his melodies, the conversational phrasing of his weird lyrics, the whole vibe - is high

the most sacred couple in Christendom (J0hn D.), Friday, 12 March 2010 20:57 (seven years ago) Permalink

Fuck Hall & Oates. Ariel Pink is 1000x better.

Adam Bruneau, Friday, 12 March 2010 21:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

Ariel Pink needs to invest in a rhodes piano and a sax player for his new band.

Spectrum, Friday, 12 March 2010 22:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

Nevermind, there's the rhodes piano sound. 1-2 minute dreamy sax solo (or two!!) and now we're talkin.

Spectrum, Friday, 12 March 2010 22:06 (seven years ago) Permalink

Don't know if I posted this anywhere else around here, but the one time I saw him live was pretty hilarious. He stood on the stage for like five minutes, pointed at everyone, screamed XANAX and then just ran outside. His band just kind of stood there dumbfounded and then one of the dudes was like "...alright" and they all busted into this really tight return to forever-like jazz fusion track. I was pretty drunk and went outside at some point and he was all hunched up against a dumpster in an alleyway looking like that lord of the rings guy. I walked up to him and went "I...uh...your music is pretty good." He kind of blinked and I left.

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Friday, 12 March 2010 22:12 (seven years ago) Permalink

Sneak preview of Ariel Pink's new single:

Spectrum, Friday, 12 March 2010 22:14 (seven years ago) Permalink

nah, "baker st." iirc

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

I like this song a lot!

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

ok i'm on board with this new stuff

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

Yes guy has chops that transcend fidelity.

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

Round and Round is so swank. loving this shit

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

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

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

Let's hear it for the boy.

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


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

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

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

it's a mystery!

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

Ariel! Oh, Ariel!

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

"first album"

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

"chillwave forefather"

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

uh first album for 4AD

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

that album cover is somewhere between o_O and ^_^

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

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

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

xp tho what's with the glowing white witch?

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

"chillwave forefather"

― licorice oratorio (baaderonixx)


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

He sort of is though?

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

The new album is really good.

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

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