Ariel Pink

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Anyone know the deal with this new project? This thing Ariel is doing with the Mutant Sounds dude? Sounds interesting...

SourPatchCorpse, Monday, 3 August 2009 22:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

his Invisible Jukebox in the new Wire is pretty hilarious.

beta blog, Tuesday, 4 August 2009 16:12 (eight years ago) Permalink

i've stanned for Ariel since The Doldrums, and will continue to stan for him afterwards. he does have issues, but he's also *painfully* quiet and shy, and it isn't an affect. he was very kind to me the last time i hung with him, but then again, me and my friends were all coming down from ecstasy whilst petting him and smoking pot.

my faves:
"Gettin High in the Morning" <----because really, he gets the feeling down.
"The Drummer"
"Somewhere in Europe/Hot Pink!"
"Oblivious Peninsula"

also, the Gettin High in the Morning--->Helen--->Every Night I Die at Miyagi's--->House Arrest---> Alisa----> The People I'm Not section of "House Arrest" might be the best shit ever. never fails.

nice! he have the balls to say the truth! (the table is the table), Tuesday, 4 August 2009 17:08 (eight years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

spiny doughboy (baaderonixx), Thursday, 10 September 2009 15:09 (eight years ago) Permalink

<3 <3 <3

young depardieu looming out of void in hour of profound triumph (Le Bateau Ivre), Thursday, 10 September 2009 15:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

"Los Angeles’ notorious lo-fi pop oufit Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti have been unveiled as the latest signings to 4AD. The group are currently recording their first record for the label, due spring 2010."

mizzell, Wednesday, 25 November 2009 19:42 (seven years ago) Permalink


Ariel and 4AD... that's such an insane combination it can only work out brilliantly.

young depardieu looming out of void in hour of profound triumph (Le Bateau Ivre), Thursday, 26 November 2009 11:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

Seems like a great fit, though 4AD certainly isn't the label it used to be, after the Beggars Banquet merger.

henry s, Thursday, 26 November 2009 12:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

three months pass...


akaky akakievich, Friday, 12 March 2010 16:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

Would I like Ariel Pink?

No, YOU'RE a disgusting savage (Scik Mouthy), Friday, 12 March 2010 17:12 (seven years ago) Permalink

good song, but i am almost tempted to run it through some VST effects to simulate the dirty cassette tape sound of the older stuff.

richie aprile (rockapads), Friday, 12 March 2010 17:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

I am loving the clean sound tbh

Trip Maker, Friday, 12 March 2010 17:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

I don't blame the dude for moving on from the lo-fi. The new production is pristine. But for me, that dense layer of reel-to-reel-track-bouncing in a wood-paneled basement studio, and his sometimes off-key caterwauling, sort of made it possible to listen to what otherwise is 80s style smooth rock. I know that there's a lot more going on here in terms of weird FX and drones drifting in an out of the foreground, but I'm not sure I could listen to a whole album of this, unless there are some pretty weird excursions. Guy does have a great ear for melody, though. Song is one of his catchiest.

richie aprile (rockapads), Friday, 12 March 2010 17:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

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

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